Teacher, Does Stress Morph You into a Bug Eyed Monster?
We need to spring back to a stable identity, with a stable inner referent that makes us feel comfortable and safe. For example, a schoolteacher, over the summer, might have a chance to spend a lot of time alone, just reading, walking through the woods, enjoying their own company, perhaps even painting a picture. By simply enjoying them self, they feel more genuine and comfortable inside and out. However, then they need to return to teaching school in the fall.