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

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ISBN-10: 0761988858

ISBN-13: 9780761988854

Edition: 2005

Authors: J. Allen Queen, Patsy S. Queen

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"Gives all principals the tools to be as productive as your talents will allow you to be. . . You should be able to maintain a healthier lifestyle, stay out of your doctors office, and be your most effective self." Donald Schumacher, M.D. Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, Charlotte, NC "I recommend The Frazzled Principals Wellness Plan to any principal, school leader, or district leader who wants to improve performance by learning to balance priorities, manage time and stress, gain vital skills, and create a healthy lifestyle." Jim R. Watson, Superintendent Lincoln County Public Schools, NC Manage your stress and priorities so you can be the productive, creative principal you were meant to be! This wellness guide for todays busy principals, school leaders, supervisors, and administrators has been custom crafted by the authors of The Frazzled Teachers Wellness Plan to address the stresses of managing workplace environments, juggling time and competing priorities, learning to delegate, balancing personal and professional agendas, and creating win-win situations. Special features of this stress reducer and life enhancer include: Checklists for identifying and managing personal and professional stressors Illustrated guides to desktop yoga and other physical activities Strategies for immediate and long-term stress reduction Case examples, literature reviews, references, cartoons, sidebars, and more The Frazzled Principals Wellness Plan offers you essential stress management research, tools, techniques, skills, and tips to help you understand your stress responses, predict your most vulnerable moments, and reclaim your time. Restructure your personal and professional priorities for a healthier lifestyle!
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

List of Checklists and Planners
Physician's Foreword
Educator's Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
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
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
Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health
Factors Influencing Stress Levels
Identifying Your Stress Levels
Reducing Stress Levels
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
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
Immediate Stress Reducers
The Squeezer
The Breather
The Calmer
Your Stress Management Plan
Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School
Perfectionism
Procrastination
Inability to Say "No"
Managing Your Personal and Professional Time Bandits
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
What the Literature Says About Stress and School Leadership
Principals
School Superintendents
Leadership Stress and the Workplace
The Biology of Stress
References
Index