At a time when my state is still in lockdown, we’re back to teaching online and trying to tick all the boxes that go with that while at the same time dealing with all the other demands of life.
It’s very easy to become consumed by the job. It’s very easy to rationalise going those extra steps to create whizz-bang lessons that will engage and interest the students and hopefully keep both them and myself motivated despite the malaise that I have dubbed ‘online learning fatigue”.
I have learned over recent months how important it is to set limits for myself. I have consciously tried to avoid overburdening my students with work, and sought to develop learning activities that they can complete offline. I’ve tried to remind them to get up and walk around, to drink water, to get sunshine on their face and on their back.
Ironically, I’m not always so great at managing my own stress. In the midst of trying to be Super Teacher or Little Miss Motivator, I still have to remind myself to do those same things.
This post from Nerdome appeared in my feed at an opportune moment. It’s a good read, providing some quick tips and good insights about managing stress.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Those who spend more time with their works tend to suffer from stress more than the other. The mental and emotional burden that is often attributed to the demands of work can affect our productivity and efficiency with our task that would often lead us to troubles than not. This is one reason why it is very important for workaholics to undertake stress management to avoid compromising their career.
You don’t have to be in a special place to apply stress management. In fact, you can do it anytime and anywhere if you feel like it. You can do it while at your work desk, in the comfort room, or even out in the lobby. The idea here is to control your mind to relax so that you can continue fresh with your task — emotionally, physically, and mentally. Here are some tips that will surely help you out.
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2 thoughts on “Stress Management Tips For Workaholics.”
These are some good tips, though I’m not a spa person or anything, so I don’t think I’d go for that. I used to go to this great sushi bar after work sometimes, get a few beers and fish and fried stuff, and that worked for me, but these days naturally I don’t want to risk getting the virus so that’s out. And since I’ve cut out drinking, I don’t have an easy out like that anymore anyway. Not that that was ever much of a solution to anything.
The real problem is when both work and home are sources of stress. This makes it hard, if not impossible, to resolve your stress in a meaningful way. I hope you and everyone else are doing their best to attend to themselves properly these days as well as they can.
I have been escaping with books, and am currently working on a beautiful jigsaw puzzle. Both of those things take me away from screens, which are my greatest source of fatigue atm. And that’s a big statement for someone with fibromyalgia!