I was speaking to a group of educators about managing stress and preventing burnout. During the morning break, I was approached by a high-school physics teacher and I took the opportunity to ask her how she managed the demands and stress of teaching.
"I take a 30-minute break in the teacher's lounge," she said. She paused a moment, eyes downcast, before looking back up at me again and correcting her response. "Well, I used to do that, but not anymore."