Having things to look forward to like date nights, evenings away, family time are key to helping work load. I always just like to 'get it done' so that I haven't got to worry about it! My school are generally pretty good with well being from reducing amount of nights engaged with PTA events, doing assemblies, never having to hand in planning or anything like that! We get free health checks, hot drinks supplied and *most of the time* notice when things are happening on a planner.
What advice would you give anyone who felt like giving up?
I feel like there are moments through the year that everyone has some kind of low point. Talking about it with other people definitely helps. It's so important to recognise when things are getting a little out of control and keeping it in doesn't benefit anyone. To battle negativity, I think about all the positives.
Sum up our profession in 5 words.
Triumph in the face of adversity (Ok...so that's 6 words but it always sticks in my head and I love that expression because no matter happens, things always have a way of working themselves out!)