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“I’m so worried about the upcoming school year.”
“I’m already struggling to be a good mom and a good employee. Now I have to be a good teacher too?!”
“I have such high standards for myself. I’m afraid of my perfectionism as school starts again.”
“I’m afraid for my health and for my child’s health.”
“I feel like I’m choosing my job over my kid’s health.”
Do any of these sound at all like the thoughts and feelings you’re having right now as the 2020 school year approaches? So many of us are facing such uncertain and difficult times as we attempt to figure out how to handle the school year as our country is still gripped by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Luckily, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have cited fewer COVID-19 cases, and because the majority of the population is fully vaccinated, serious cases are limited; deaths rare. But this school year goes beyond rapid testing, COVID-19 tests, and wearing masks. Indoor masking is the least of concerns as students and staff return to public schools. The mental stress facing school communities as they aim to comply with what the CDC recommends and managing frustrated parents at school district meetings puts health and safety in a sad second place. At high schools, COVID is an even larger risk due to the independence of older students, and large classrooms with close contact.
We’ve heard from you loud and clear that you are looking for psych strength resources to help you cope through this year, and that is precisely why we recorded this episode.
This episode is NOT an episode to teach you “10 Quick Mindset Tips to Force Yourself to Think Positively” or “5 Ways to Fit it All In and Do It Perfectly.”
This episode is grounded in reality. In the reality that many of us will be facing a very difficult school year.
But, here’s the thing. While there are many circumstances that are outside of our control as the school year opens up, we do have control over a few things. How we react. The boundaries we set. What we choose to be important and how we focus on it. The way we treat ourselves in the process.
This episode is for you if you’re looking for some psych strength building techniques to help you thrive through this school year. Thriving through adversity is a real thing. It doesn’t mean that you have an EASY time. It means that you grow as a person, even when times are tough.
You can do this. We’re here to help.
Please reach out to us if there is anything else we can do to support you as school reopens, and do share this episode with someone who needs it.