Twitter Chat Recap: Principals and Personal Wellness

Five tips to help school leaders balance the principalship with personal life.

October 2017, Volume 41, Issue 2

Juggling work and personal life can be difficult in any profession. For a principal, the stress and pressures of impacting an entire school can become overwhelming. In appreciation of National Principals Month, NAESP, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and American Federation of School Administrators hosted a joint Twitter chat on principals and personal wellness which was moderated by Julie Hasson and Missy Lennard of Purposeful Principals.

The recent Twitter chat addressed common stressors for education leaders, as well as provided recommendations for balancing the principalship and personal life. Here are five wellness take-a-ways to help you become a healthy school leader.

1. Exercise to stay physically and mentally fit

2. Model your work-life balance to help nurture your staff

3. Manage and make time for self-care


4. New principals should nurture a supportive network

5. Make a commitment to achieve self-care

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