At Shaw Education Trust, we understand the importance of creating a supportive and thriving workplace culture. We prioritize the wellbeing of our team members, recognising that a healthy and happy workforce is essential for achieving excellence in education. We also understand that sometimes it's hard to find the right work/life balance. That's why we've put together a list of tips and stress management techniques to help you thrive in both your personal and professional life:

Prioritize Self-Care

It's crucial to prioritize self-care. Allocate time for activities that rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Whether it's going for a short walk, meditating, or engaging in a creative activity, create moments of relaxation for yourself and prioritise it.

Establish Boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential for maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Learn to delegate tasks, say no to non-essential commitments, and create dedicated downtime for yourself. By listening to your limits, you can prevent burnouts and generate resilience in the face of stress.

Stay Active

Regular physical exercise is essential for combating stress and enhancing overall wellbeing. Find opportunities to add movement into your day, whether it's finding time for short walks, joining a fitness class, or it can simply be jumping on the spot. Physical exercise has been proven to not only boosts mood and energy levels but also promote clear thinking and greater focus levels.

Fuel For Your Body

Nutritious foods are vital for sustaining energy and managing stress. Go for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and limit consumption of processed foods and sugary snacks, which can contribute to fatigue and your overall mood.

Seek Support

Don't hesitate to reach out for support when needed. Whether it's talking to a trusted colleague, seeking guidance from a mentor, or accessing counselling services, sharing your challenges can provide emotional relief. You could also surround yourself with a supportive network of people who uplift and empower you.

We as a Trust are committed to creating a workplace where wellbeing is prioritized, and our team is empowered to thrive. By supporting the wellbeing of our staff, we want to create a positive and resilient workforce that is dedicated to delivering excellence in education.