Put the Brakes On Year-end Burnout


Power through the end of the school year using these short- and long-term strategies to help you stay positive.

Establish mindfulness. “Too often you’re being beeped, tweeted and texted, and you can’t be present in your own life,” says Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, author of “Creating Your Best Life,” Positive Psychology expert and coach. Mindfulness requires directing your attention to your experience as it’s unfolding, moment-by-moment. In fact, studies show that mindfulness reliably and profoundly alters the structure and function of the brain to improve the quality of both thought and feeling. Teachers report reductions in stress, a greater sense of wellbeing and increased kindness and compassion toward others.

Read the full article as published on the NEA Member Benefits site  here.

Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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