Better teaching: Work Life balance

Can teachers ever have a work-life balance? Teaching is stressful, but it's not unprofessional to have a life. From
What makes us feel good about our work? TED talk from behavioral economist Dan Ariely. A strong comoponent is having a sense of purpose.
Ten stress-busting tips for teachers From former teacher Chris Hunt courtesy of The Guardian
"90 per cent of teachers [in England] had considered giving up teaching during the last two years alone, because of workload. " Newspaper piece on a report on teacher streee. From

How to practice emotional hygiene
"How is it that we take more care looking after our teeth than we do our minds"?

Link From psychologist Guy Winch YouTube 17 mins
Teacher wellbeing: how to mentally prepare for a new school year Link From
"If you got to spend every day of your life doing what you love, you can’t help but be the best in the world at that." Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he loves his job. From
Teacher wellbeing: how to mentally prepare for a new school year Tips from
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"Psychologically, the stress we feel is often based on our individual perception of a situation and this is why some people appear to suffer more than others" Blogpost from

Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), which emphasises the dire effects on our lives of the irrational beliefs we have about ourselves, especially the “musts”, “shoulds” and “have tos”.

So as teachers we need to accept that we don't need to produce 'the perfect lesson'.
From Padraig O'Morain writing in The Irish Times
Bitter widow rues her husband's work-life imbalance "His success “only spurred him on to work harder to prove, I think mostly to himself, that he really did deserve it”."
Also from Padraig O'Morain