So what else can employees do to temper the ill effects of stress? Our research suggests a third option: focusing on learning. This can mean picking up a new skill, gathering new information, or seeking out intellectual challenges. In two recent research projects, one with employees from a variety of industries and organizations, and the other with medical residents, we found evidence that engaging in learning activities can buffer workers from detrimental effects of stress including negative emotions, unethical behavior, and burnout.

Source: To Cope with Stress, Try Learning Something New

Teachers learned so much in the spring, but for some reason I don’t think that really lowered their stress level. Looking forward, we had a chance to catch our collective breath. School is being restart in many different ways this fall, providing amble opportunity to learn!