I found the above link week ago, and I have been saving it for my first day of work. While I’m not back in the classroom this week, I am at a seminar all week. Seminars might be more difficult to stay awake at than an actual classroom.
I know we need to learn how to run our classroom, but I tend to get restless when I have to sit for more than an hour at a time. Teachers train themselves to stand in an educational setting (because we are usually the one teaching). Therefore, when I am placed in a situation where I am the one learning, I usually end up fighting the need to run laps around the conference room. But that’s not the point I’m going over this morning.
Because I knew that one the healthy habits was no screen time for the first hour, I tried to do the list from memory. I got through about four of the seven habits: drink water, no screen time, be grateful, and saying affirmations. I read my affirmations off of my mirror; it still counts. I forgot to get bananas, so I was unable to make mug pancakes for breakfast. I stuck with yogurt and a simple protein bar. It’s probably not the best breakfast, but it will do for today.
*** Afternoon Update ***
I was very pleased to find out that my training had snacks available throughout the day. I really don’t know if I would have made it without that second cup of coffee!
While it is difficult to be excited about going through the same procedures each year, I was able to keep myself almost fully attentive (I’ll call it 90%) until just after lunch. It’s just something about taking that long lunch break at seminars that makes the rest of the day feel like a full week. By the end of the day, I was ready to pass out, but afraid to let myself take a nap so close to bedtime. I am looking forward to the fact that we start a half hour later tomorrow, which will allow for that small extra piece of sleep time.
Tonight I will be going through the bedtime yoga flow again, as it did seem to relax me just enough to get myself in the mindset of sleep. It would be interesting (and beneficial) to see how effective it is if done right before I turn the lights out for the evening. More updates tomorrow… and maybe I’ll throw in some pictures. ❤