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how to deal with emotions - teachers and education staff

If you feel the following common difficult emotions that can make you feel overwhelmed, here are some things that can help. 

ABC model for managing stress - teachers and education staff

The ABC Cognitive Behavioural Tool is useful to work out what we are telling ourselves that feels life threatening when we get stressed or have emotional responses like anger, frustration and irritation.

activities to manage stress - teachers and education staff

These ideas will decrease stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. 

Feeling stressed and anxious - teachers and education staff

Teachers and education staff endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to recent research. However there are a number of tools and techniques to help manage and reduce stress. 

managing technology - work life balance education staff

A good work-life balance is about being able to concentrate well on the task in hand whether at school or out of work and our devices can often prohibit this. For example, being out with your friends for dinner and being in the moment with them whether that is talking, listening and/or having fun, not being distracted by messages pinging up on our phone.

Work-life balance - teachers and education staff

For people to be able to perform well at work and be productive over the long run they need a good work-life balance ensuring that they get the right levels of sleep, nutrition and exercise. This can be a complicated balancing act for people in education because of the emotional and practical demands of the work.

In our 2018 Teacher Wellbeing Index 74% of respondents said that the inability to switch off from work is the major contributing factor to a negative work-life balance.

Ideas for your wheel of life - teachers and education staff

Here are some ideas to help you create your Wheel of Life

Creating a wheel of life - teachers and education staff - blog

The Wheel of Life allows you to get a snapshot of how satisfied you are in your life at this moment in time.

Dealing with personal issues - education staff

Dealing with difficulties in our personal lives can take its toll on our physical and emotional wellbeing as well as having an impact on us at school, college or university. It can be hard to separate what happens inside and outside of work as we are one person, with a mind and body that is with us constantly. In particular, working in schools can make this harder as there is no hiding behind a desk when you are teaching or caring for students.

We can find it hard to speak to work about these difficulties due to a number of reasons:

Dealing with illness - education staff

Dealing with a chronic or serious illness can feel overwhelming and bring around many unwanted changes.  It is often a serious loss to us where we have to give up much to deal with our changed circumstances. (see Dealing with bereavement). It can often make us feel powerless and out of control.