As a new teacher, you should do everything you can to avoid it.
It can be contagious.
Try not to catch it.
It can linger.
You will feel more awful each day.
You’ll likely spread it as well.
It’s best not to come down with it in the first place.
Do your best to fend it off.
Once you begin to suffer from negativity, it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of it.
But if you do end up with a temporary case…
Don’t wallow in it.
Don’t be defeated.
Don’t let it spread to your students and colleagues.
Embrace each moment.
Find joy in your day.
And let that joy spread.
Until it becomes contagious.