Wellness Wednesday

Beating Burnout ~ 10/13/2021

What is Burnout?

  1. Emotional Exhaustion
  2. Cynicism and sense of detachment from work
  3. Questioning your Self-Efficacy

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Ways to Prevent and Recover from Burnout

Self-Regulation ~ Develop a Calm Down Method

  • Unplug
  • Take a walk
  • Slowing down your working pace
  • Prioritizing your most important tasks
  • Leaving your work at school or office when you need to
  • Experimenting with different time-management techniques

Co-Regulation ~ Build a Professional and Personal Community

  • Join a hobby
  • Start or join a professional group
  • Reconnect with family and friends
  • Share your thoughts and feelings with a trusted friend or colleague

While being able to self-regulate is necessary when it comes to preventing burnout. Healthy relationships are an important way to remind us we're not alone.

Practice Self-Care

  • Practice meditation
  • A quick morning yoga routine
  • Taking a walk and experiencing nature
  • Reading a chapter of your favorite book
  • Creating a sleep schedule (and sticking to it!)
  • Relaxing with your drink of choice and favorite reality TV show

Analyze The Pro and Cons of your Profession

Remembering your WHY ~ Find time to self reflect on your...
  • Meaning
  • Purpose
  • Passion

Take a deep breath. Set a timer for 10 minutes.

Now answer these questions:

  • Why are you in education?
  • What led you to this point?
  • What is the best moment you’ve ever had as an educator?
  • How did that moment make you feel?
  • What are your dreams for your students?
  • What does your ideal classroom/school look and sound like?

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Ask for Help

  • Visiting your family doctor
  • Reaching out to a trusted friend or colleague for support
  • Accessing resources through our Employee Assistance Program

Your mental and physical health comes first -- before your to-do list or the next staff meeting.

GPISD EAP Coordinator

Rosie Mendez


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