Find the one thing that always makes you smile. Save pictures drawn of you and notes and poems. Save encouraging notes or emails from parents and students. Then, whenever you have a bad day or feel like it isn’t worth it, pull those things out. Read them over and over if you have to! I keep this picture that one of my sweet girls wrote on a whiteboard during free time.
(Sorry for all the markings. Didn’t want to post my name or hers on the Internet!)