Being an adult education teacher, it has its perks and its low moments. There are have been many occasions when I just wanted to run from other adults. Oh yea, I admit, it can get very stressful! Here are five things I do on a regular basis that surprisingly help me to release my stress! Believe me, working with adults is much more painful but just as rewarding when working with K-12 students. 🙂
1. Write in a personal journal. Oh yes! You require your adults to do it, so why not you? They might be writing about you too! Let’s call it even and just release our frustration in our journal.
2. Indulge in your food cravings and DO NOT SHARE! Oh sure it sounds mean but really, don’t share it!
3. Do some sore of “yoga” or stretching with your students! Uh-huh, it sounds funny but just dim the lights and tell your students to join you. We all have muscles and need some sort of circulation to function as human beings. Trust me, that five minute stretch will do wonders to your neck but the energy is amazing!
4. Hang inspirational quotes above your computer monitor. Such a motivational boost! Gosh, just reading that “Never give up!” motto, you don’t feel so alone!
And last but not least…..my ultimate annoying one!
5. 30 minutes of sweating fitness activity! Since I am so busy all the time I hardly have time to watch my shows. I love getting on that treadmill and watching my Netflix show for 35-40 minutes! I kill two birds with one stone! Well not literally, but you know what I mean.
So there! Try those! They help me. Give me your ideas too.