Emotional Release for Early Learning Providers

  • Emotional Release for Early Learning Providers

    Posted by Irene on October 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Working with children is very rewarding and very emotional work. Are there any techniques you’ve found to release stress?

    lalitha replied 1 day, 14 hours ago 108 Members · 323 Replies
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  • Alisha

    October 14, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    So far the only technique I know about is deep breathing and meditation.

    • Jamie

      October 18, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      There are a few simple activities that may help: taking a walk, cuddling with a pet, or even turning up the music and dancing like no one is watching.

    • Mya

      November 19, 2023 at 11:47 pm

      Listening to music, talking a walk away from the situation to breathe and calm down, going into the bathroom for a few minutes and taking breathes stepping outside to get fresh air

  • aparna ravipati

    October 14, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    listening music, reading , playing with kids & pets ,meditation,

  • Ranjani

    October 18, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Deep breathing, Listening to music, walking etc.,

  • Nahomi

    October 25, 2022 at 4:38 am

    I like to take walks during my break to feel refreshed and ready to take on the second half of my day. I also listen to podcasts to give my mind a break from children activities. Getting myself a little treat, whether it be a coffee or chocolate bar, helps me de-stress as well.

    • Jamie

      October 26, 2022 at 3:59 am

      All great ideas.

  • Rachel

    October 26, 2022 at 3:58 am

    Walking, listening to music, meditation.

  • Andraya

    November 1, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    to relieve stress I lift weights and run. or ill read a book, deep clean, meditate, or talk to a friend. ill also write a list of everything im grateful for to help change my mindset.

  • Bonnie Claire

    November 5, 2022 at 3:12 am

    Taking deep breaths and taking breaks.

  • jess

    November 11, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Closing my eyes and breathing in deep.

  • miranda

    November 17, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Taking Deep breaths. Small stims like squeezing my hands together and clenching and unclenching by my sides. Listening to instrumental music.

  • Kristin

    November 17, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Ways that I reduce my stress while at work is breathing or seeing if I can step away for a moment. depending on what I am doing, if I change directions and work on another activity and come back to what was frustrating for me after I calmed down it is much more helpful. After a stressful day I like to relax and read as well.

  • Nadia

    November 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Building a strong work-life balance ,eating a healthy balance diet, include exercise and walk regularly because it releases stress hormone, monitoring sleep pattern and especially healthy friendship outside the work

  • El Sollman

    December 2, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    A great way to relieve stress after a rough day is to sing very loudly in your car.

    • Jamie

      December 5, 2022 at 5:03 pm

      This is one of my VERY favorite activities. Sing loudly with your students during the day and watch for the immediate change.

  • Lauren

    December 4, 2022 at 3:00 am

    I usually have to take deep breaths, sometimes I do the things around me technique to distract myself and when I get home from a stressful day, I like to talk to my boyfriend about why I was stressed out and get it off of my chest and I like to pet my cat or play with her and make her chase her laser pointer because it makes me laugh. Animals are a great companion to have.

    • Jamie

      December 5, 2022 at 5:05 pm

      Good skills and techniques. Be careful not to reveal any personal details of children or other people when venting to keep confidentiality.

  • Maria

    December 5, 2022 at 7:39 am

    Deep breathing and count to 10

  • Personal

    December 10, 2022 at 2:46 am

    While at work, making sure to take my break ( just for a few minutes help me be ready to go back and be recharged). When at home, taking a walk with my my dog, exercising, reading, listening to music or hot shower helps a ton.

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