This is a vent post so feel free to help out with advice as you wish. For some context, this is my second year at the same high school. I received good feedback last year from the administrators so they decided to give me more responsibility- grade team lead, Ap classes, and they even moved my room to the administrator floor to "showcase" it. Long story short I am completely drowning in my thoughts all of time. I am constantly thinking about and reflecting on teaching. How can I do this better? that better? I think about it so much that I lose hours and hours of sleep. I did start taking sleeping pills so that helps a little even though I feel drowsy in the am. I jjust feel a lot of weight on my shoulders. Yesterday, I felt like I was at a breaking point. I was leetting my students get to me and I had about three people tell me I looked stressed out. Well, duh. Instead of doing my preparation for the next day, I went home and started drinking alcohol and of course that is never the answer. I had to take a personal day to recover mentally. It feels good to write this post and I plan on setting an appointment to see a doctor. I love teaching but at times it can really have a negative effect on my life. I just wanted to hear other teachers' thoughts. I apologize about the grammatical errors; I typed this on my iPhone.