Wednesday Challenge: September 18, 2019
Even though school has been in session for a little over a month, teachers and students can already show signs of stress and burnout.
A survey by the American Psychological Association found that nearly half of teens, 45 percent, said school pressures stressed them out. In most cases, the stress is from academics, not social issues or bullying.
Patrice N. Douglas, a licensed marriage and family therapist, says, "Going more than seven days without taking a day off is harmful on your body and mind." Dr. Douglas recommends we take one to two days to recharge our batteries by either catching up on some needed sleep or doing something you love.
While practicing self-kindness this week, remember that we all need a little downtime to recharge our batteries. Trust us, everyone (including you) will be a better teacher, student, parent, friend, and person for it.
Do these three acts of self-kindness this week and tell us how you feel by using #iChoose2BeKind on your favorite social media channel.
Until next time... be thoughtful, be present, be kind.
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