Dear Stressed Out Educator,
Do you need relaxation tips for your Holiday Break? A thread from a recent Facebook posts listed a myriad of illnesses and ailments from educators across the country. Health issues ranged from diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, and more. Another post asked educators how often do they go to work ill instead of staying home to heal. Most said they go to work even if the doctor’s recommendation is to take a couple days off. Your health must become a priority. So, here are a few relaxation tips to consider while on Holiday Break.
First, create a stress management plan. Think about your stress triggers. Then think about activities to combat the stress. Write it down and create your plan. Start anew! Also, check out our blog post, Create Your Stress Management Plan.
Next, sit down and be quiet. It’s time to meditate. Meditation is a calming activity. It helps to get you focused. Learn some breathing techniques to help you relax in stressful situations. While meditating use calming essential oils to create a soothing ambiance. Continue reading
Every teacher and administrator wants a school climate that is calm. We want a conducive learning environment where students can learn without significant behavior issues or disruptions. Kids will do kid things! That’s human nature; however, what happens when kids’ behaviors are unusual, violent, or unacceptable?
Daily our students arrive with an array of emotions. Some students have extremely difficult home lives. Others may experience emotional or physical trauma. Then, they come to school with bottled up stress, anger, or fear. Often, all of these emotions spill out in the classroom. These outbursts can lead to increased disruptions, or decrease instructional minutes. Continue reading
Are You Sleeping?
Don’t you love the feeling of having a good night sleep? However, you’re awake a night thinking about grading papers, writing reports, or lesson plans. A good night sleep is very elusive for some people. More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia. Are you one of those people who is suffering? You toss and turn and count the hours on the clock while wishing that you could fall soundly asleep. Well, did you know that there are essential oils for sleep?
Not being able to shut off your busy mind causes stress. Then stress causes insomnia. Consequently, your eyes are wide open most of the night. You may not want to take prescribed drugs or sleep aids. So, essential oils for sleep are a good, natural alternative to a prescribed medicine. Essential oils are used for a variety of illness or ailments. Using essential oils to help sleep or sleep aromatherapy become a peaceful night as opposed to a restless one is a good option for you. Continue reading