“There is no cure for stress, because it is not a disease. Stress is a condition of life itself. It can be a constructive or destructive force, depending on how you manage it. Stress can be the spice of your life or the poison that kills you.” (Author unknown)
The growing willingness to talk about stress, mental health and work-life balance is a major and very welcome societal change. With the pressures of beginning a new and demanding career, you need to able to recognize when you need help and where to find it. Managing your mental well-being is an essential skill for new teachers.
The resources here offer strategies and suggestions for such things as balancing your personal and professional life, ensuring your personal wellness, and developing effective time management strategies. All of these will help you to see stress as “the spice of your life”. After all, stressed spelled backwards is just desserts!