Anyone ever felt as if your hard work would finally be noticed if you were no longer alive and someone really had to see how much good you tried your best to do?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I have dealt with depression practically my entire life. For me, thoughts along these lines are usually a sigh I need to slow down, ask for help, and prioritize myself. It may feel like no one notices your hard work, but I can guarantee people do (first and foremost your students, whose lives would not be the same without you).

like

I agree if you are feeling overwhelmed and defeated, seeking out some good supports and taking care of yourself is key. If you are having suicidal ideation please reach out. You can text TALK to 741741

likehelpful

I believe every teacher should have a therapist. We are challenged to deal with so much that it can be very emotionally taxing. Having experienced waking up many mornings in a state of anxiety because I was overthinking incidents of things like a nasty phone call or email from a parent, or times of overwhelming workload, or something I said that was misinterpreted by a child, or backed up grading, or Gender inequality in the workplace - (a woman busting her butt in what is stereotypically viewed as a man’s science) A good therapist can get you through til summer.

like

No, because I wasn’t doing a great job or extra duties for recognition. But That seems a bit extreme if NOBODY noticed.
If you feel like your hard work goes unappreciated and you wanted recognition speak up, admin are usually very overwhelmed and some people just aren’t great at verbal praise.
Or stop taking on so much extra, let someone else try and do some of the things you do, then they’ll see that there was a lot more work behind the scenes that they probably weren’t even aware of...

like

No. If you’re having suicidal ideation, please get help.

like

Thank you for the encouragement... we all need to be encouraged from time to time.

like

Yes, although I wouldn't phrase it like that. But if I left my school, it would be a challenge for people to fill in what I have been doing because no one else has been trained.

I would suggest seeking out a counselor. It is understandable that things can feel hopeless, just know there is help out there.

like

Your students notice it every day. That's what helps me.

Related Posts

Hi All,
I am currently working at one Startup as a Data Scientist I have total 1.6 years of experience but I feel some how if Startup not get funded then it's problem, so I applied at Axis Bank and got selected as a Data Scientist in BIU my interest is in Fintech sector so just want to get some favor that is my decision is correct ? In terms or learning and other opportunities in this sector.

like

Really inspiring but is a big Dior tote bag really necessary?

Post Photo
funnylike

$GVT has continued to rise, likely due to its low supply and proposed use within the platform

Post Photo
uplifting

Being said, there are just very 'few' members for Chennai location and apparently don't have their team members from Chennai, I thought it'd be amazing to have a meet up - for making friends, and network so we feel less lonely. Any thoughts and suggestions?

like

React to this post if you are Unhappy with the Hikes. 🤣

likefunny

“By establishing shot I meant wide shot”
This is wide.
“Wider than that. To establish the scene”
You didn’t shoot that
“We need to establish the scene”
With something you shot, or something imaginary?

likefunny

Hi Can anyone tell me in last financial year for the default insurance I.e 3 lakh coverage what was the premium deducted?
I could not find it anywhere in the payslip and I left the company last year. Now to file the income tax return I need this information

like

1: “I’m going with pumpkin spice today.”
2: “You’re such a basic bitch.”
1: “I am indeed.”
2: “I am also.”

likefunny

What virtual pride events are people attending?

How to avoid returning to office on 1st week of June ? Without straining the relationship with my manager ? Any creative ideas !?

like

When you are researching an industry, what do you do to set up curated streams to get good cross company updates? Are you using follow functions on LinkedIn or some other method to be more able to closely follow industry trends?

like

Breaking2. Not even a shortlist! Wow. Cannes officially jumped the shark.

likehelpful

Is it possible to live a very happy and fulfilled life without marriage? I am fed up with all these marriage proposals 🙃😶 my parents are worried that I am 34 M, and will they be able to find suitable match for me at all..couldn’t really trust dating sites..thinking better to be single and lead my life peacefully 🙃

like

If we have completed masters and bachelors, do we have to get both evaluated ? I’ve heard that you only need to get masters degree evaluated but want to confirm since the education history lists both degrees in the EE profile. Thanks for the inputs

like

Working on my cat photography

Post Photo
like

Hi everyone, I have 2 years of experience as a front-end developer and am planning to switch, I am targeting only product based companies, I would appreciate the referral or any advice

like

Looking for a watermelon pit ticket for Harry Styles the 24th the united center. Anyone have one to sale or a reputable hook up? looking to surprise my daughter for her birthday!! Help a momma out please!

like

Does anyone know senior level media positions with agencies in Denver? Looking to move there.

like

Hi Fishes Please suggest/ recommend which company is better in terms of Job Security, company culture, WLB: Nagarro: 20LPA NTT Data: yet to receive offer letter but based on discussion expecting the same or maybe slightly higher YOE: 10 Business Analyst Tata Consultancy Nagarro NTT DATA

like

Additional Posts in Teacher Wellbeing & Self Care

How do you “turn off” your teacher brain at the end of the day? I’m having a hard time disconnecting from the stress of the day and all of the issues I run into with students, parents, etc.

like

Does anyone else find it easier to practice self-care when you're not overwhelmed? 🤚
Curious to hear thoughts.

like

How are you practicing self care?

Post Photo
likesmart

2015 $85/month towards health ins. 2019 $622/month. It’s sad that in a profession that requires a college education our take home decreases over time. Thanks NJ. Can’t wait to find a new career!!!

like

When is it time to find a new school or district? Or even to switch grade levels?

like

Has anyone done the whole 30 in here?

How have you trained yourself to watch what you say 100% of the time when you are at work? I come from a very politically conservative background and am having trouble adjusting.

like

REPOST!

A group of teachers (in and out of CCS) and I, talk regularly about our highs and lows and our joys and frustrations of teaching. I want to invite more teachers to these chats. Please join me for our first, of hopefully many, official meet ups to discuss SELF CARE. Is Self Care part of your routine? Are you in need of some quick ways to take better care of yourself? Either way, come join the convo!

Post Photo
like

What have you done this summer for self-care so far? Share below!

Should I try talking to another teacher that has been making my life difficult? At today’s optional after school meeting she said I was keeping her past her contractual time... it was optional!!!

like

What do you do that sets your soul on fire?

Post Photo

How is everyone taking time to indulge in Self Care now that most of us are either about to go back to work, or have started back up with students? I’m having mixed feelings of going back on my end and would love to hear how others are feeling too!

like

taking this class because I think my students could benefit from a teach that will understand their anxieties

Post Photo
likehelpful

Please please please go read the book onward by Elena Agulair. I’m currently reading it and love it, about teacher resilience.

like

Be kind to yourself teachers. Let the burden go and take care of yourself!

Post Photo
like

Do greeting exercise and take walk I find that listening to music help to relax

like

What do y'all do for self-care? I have been trying to find easy, mostly inexpensive, mellow ways to occupy my free time in a positive way, and I'm not the most creative individual in town. Anyone want to share what's been working for them, especially during these increasingly crazy times? Thanks and Happy Thursday everyone. :)

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone

OR

Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal