The whole situation of teaching or planning your lessons can be rather stressful as you are continuously giving and delivering a variety of courses. This blog post is focused solely on how best to relax and recharge your batteries so that you return to work ready to face your classes.
- Have a hobby: This is probably the best advice that I can give anyone. Try to have a hobby or if you are lucky a number of hobbies. Personally, I play the saxophone, try to develop my Korean language skills or travel. You could do the same.
- Do nothing: Sometimes, the best way to recharge is to do nothing. Just stay at home, have dinner and refresh your mind and soul by doing nothing. It really does help. Try to have some silence so you are only accompanied by your thoughts.
- Go to bed early: Some teachers that I work with decide to go to bed late. This will have the unpleasant affect of keeping you tired the following day and will harm your teaching. Try to go to bed early, turn off any distractions and sleep. Sometimes, sleeping is the best medicine.
- Read a novel: It is usually best to read a good book. Choose a book that you have been wanting to read for a long time and pick it up. Read for a short while. It will help you forget about work and you will soon be engaged in your new book.
- Listen to music: We all have our preferences of music. I love to listen to jazz or pop music. Choose some music you enjoy listening to and just slowly unwind while listening to your favourite tunes.
So, how do you like to relax from teaching? Do you have any other advice for readers? Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend so far!