dragonfly35 Hangin' in there.
Having had a reduced schedule for a while (but a lot to think about and do during that time) and also having been on vacation for a while, it’s a shock to come back. I am already exhausted at 2 PM. I was not thrilled with my time management in and out of class today. I’ve lost the habit of keeping track of the time. Also was a distracted driver this morning and narrowly missed accidents twice. :(
I’m going to take a little while to rest, and then figure out what needs to be done to get ready for tomorrow. It will be my first day teaching yoga at 7 and then driving to the college for a 10:00 class. I’m nervous about finding parking at the college and also feeling underprepared for my first class in a new course…So far, my thoughts about a fall routine that works are the following:
- I absolutely need to fight to protect both Friday and Saturday as days off as much as possible.
- Sunday is a very physical day (I teach three yoga classes). It would be better if I didn’t also have to worry about my ESL class grading/ prep on that day (although I don’t know how realistic that is).
- I have gotten quite hooked on coffee over the holidays, and will probably feel better once I wean myself off again.
- I will need to schedule exercise and meditation and be dedicated to keeping those appointments with myself.
Also, I need to figure out the best balance between work and breaks Monday through Thursday. I hope to get on the schedule of getting up early each day. Monday and Wednesday I can go to campus early and get lots of work done while I’m still fresh in the morning before class. Hopefully that will allow me to rest and renew in the afternoons, and then do more work in the evenings. Tuesday and Thursday I teach yoga early and then will have to go to campus for class… I’m not sure yet how this is going to work for me.
Finally, I need to make sure I get enough to eat, especially on Mondays and Wednesdays. My class is 11- 1:20 on Monday and 11- 2:20 on Wednesday, and I will probably need to bring food with me to campus.