I saw this post on FB recently and thought it important to share! As we all start this new school year it won’t take long for that overwhelming feeling to creep in. Please remember for your own health and sanity, do what you can. It is important to set boundaries. I believe it is in education support professionals DNA to go above and beyond “for the children”, but… you need to remember that you are just as important. When we work beyond our own hours or take work home we actually hurt our own bargaining power. Why should they pay you for doing something that is getting done without pay?
I know I am going to try my best to set boundaries so I am not so stressed and I can enjoy my family and friends outside of the work day.