Sometimes life can get overwhelming, especially if your career revolves around a classroom full of screaming children. When times get tough and it feels like no one is truly understanding you, journaling can be a great way to collect and express thoughts and feelings. Writing down your concerns and feelings on paper lets you gain a deeper understanding of their causes and how you can manage them. Teachers may find that they have an inability to manage these feelings and in those cases, they do seek professional help. Sometimes the best self-care comes from seeking the help of a mental health professional. Practicing self-care strategies outside of the classroom can enhance your well-being and help you to be a better educator for your students. More information on these various self-care methods can be found in the resource accompanying this post.