Good Morning! It's now moved from PM to AM here in Poland and yet, I'm still awake. I plan on staying awake for at least three more hours. I haven't been able to sleep much this week. I'm nervous, really, really nervous. As some of you might know, I work as a teacher. I've worked as a teacher for a few years and it's great, it suits me. I love teaching. However, I've never trained teachers before so this is going to be a new experience for me. It's hard to imagine what it'll be like, there's one part of me that feels excited and another that is genuinely panicking. I have three presentations planned with three documents to go with each presentation, plus various examples. I think new responsibilities are a wonderful thing but I don't want to bore them. I keep thinking of jokes to throw in here and there, little anecdotes about classroom management and cool videos I can show but what I'm not doing, is concentrating. I'm procrastinating because although I know I can do this, I'm an anxious person and it's hard to focus.
I read online somewhere (no link, sorry) that a healthy lifestyle can help with stress, so this morning I made myself a bowl of tropical muesli with milk and coconut oil. To drink, I made myself a green tea with a whole lemon. It took so long to eat/drink that I was essentially meditating. For lunch, I had a pizza. For dinner, I ate a big bag of popcorn in front of my computer. I typed and crunched, typed and crunched. Popcorn helped. My SO bought me chocolate. Do you know what helps stress better than muesli? Pizza, popcorn and chocolate. I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but I typed up 2,000 words during that popcorn session yet wrote nothing whilst munching on muesli. Although, perhaps without the meditative muesli, I never would've had my moment of clarity.