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The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan: Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle
     

The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan: Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

by J. (James) Allen Queen, Patsy S. Queen
 

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ISBN-10: 0761988858

ISBN-13: 9780761988854

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Restructure your personal and professional priorities by tackling the stresses of managing workplace environments, juggling competing priorities, and balancing personal and professional agendas.

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Restructure your personal and professional priorities by tackling the stresses of managing workplace environments, juggling competing priorities, and balancing personal and professional agendas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761988854
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Checklists and Planners
Physician's Foreword - Donald Schumacher
Educator's Foreword - Jim R. Watson
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Educational Leadership in a Culture of Stress
Stress and the School Principal
Stress and Central Office Personnel
Life Events and Workplace Stress
Stress and the Immune System
Redefining the Culture of Stress From a Healthier Perspective
2. Restructuring Personal and Leadership Priorities for a Healthy Lifestyle
Why Manage Priorities?
Identifying Your Priorities
A Mirror Image of Self
Making Priorities Your Personal Mission

3. Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health
Factors Influencing Stress Levels
Identifying Your Stress Levels
Reducing Stress Levels
4. Using Physical Activity as a Professional and Personal Coping Strategy
Managing Perceived Work Demands
Finding Time for Exercise
Walking
Stretching
Yoga
Pilates
Karate, Kung Fu, and Cardio Kickboxing
Therapeutic Massage
Additional Physical Activities to Investigate
5. Desktop Yoga
Correct Breathing
Sitting Tree
Turning Bird
Tired Warrior
Desk Cobra
Nosey Neighbor
Alternate Breathing
Head Rotation
Leg Wrap
Sitting Dog and Sitting Cat
Cross-Legged Meditation
Desk Rest
6. Immediate Stress Reducers
The Squeezer
The Breather
The Calmer
Your Stress Management Plan
7. Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School
Perfectionism
Procrastination
Inability to Say "No "
Managing Your Personal and Professional Time Bandits
8. Using Nutrition to Support a Healthy Lifestyle
Schools as a Culture of Unhealthy Eating Habits
Redefining Food Choices From a Healthier Perspective
Important Numbers to Know
9. What the Literature Says About Stress and School Leadership
Principals
School Superintendents
Leadership Stress and the Workplace
The Biology of Stress
References
Index

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