I am stressed.
Today, reality came crashing down on me like a ton of bricks. I have come to accept the fact that the next few weeks of my life are going to be intense, busy, and crazy.
For one, you may or may not be aware that I am a teacher. This past year, I taught first grade, which was definitely a challenge for me and required a lot of adjusting. For this upcoming school year, I have been moved to 5th grade. In the grand scheme of things, the move to 5th grade is definitely a great thing; HOWEVER, that means I have a lot of planning and readjusting ahead of me.
I have about 3 weeks to get my new classroom and materials ready to go.
But I also have a week long trip planned to Vegas in between.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited for my trip to Vegas! Jay and I are going with about 20 friends for a combined Bachelor/Bachelorette Party for my friend, Joelle and her fiancé, Kyle. It’s going to be a blast. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to enjoy my time there without worrying about what will be waiting for me when I get back…
*I think maybe now I know why my dreams last night were centered around teeth: apparently dreams about teeth can be related to fear of failure, stress, and anxiety.*
Feeling a little less than great, I was quite tempted to come home today and feast on whatever junk I could find in the kitchen. However, after taking a quick step back, I realized that overindulging would really only make me feel worse in the end. So I made a delicious, colorful salad instead.
In the bowl: romaine, cukes, tomato, shredded carrots, yellow pepper, dried cranberries, & fat-free Athenos Feta cheese.
I also decided to crumble a Coconut Curry “Livin’ Spoonful” cracker on top, which I had in the freezer. I really loved the extra crunch, but the curry flavor was a little powerful for the salad. I think it’d be much better with a milder flavor…too bad this is my last pack!
I picked up a few Stonyfield yogurts at the store the other day, including this “Chocolate Underground” flavor. It was my first time trying it, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It’s actually exactly as the label describes it: vanilla over chocolate.
The verdict: I’m not too crazy about the sugar content (35g!) but it did have a pretty tasty flavor. It tasted a lot like something that I would crave for after dinner, so I ended up enjoying a few bites and then put it back in the fridge to save for later.
Now it’s time to get back to some work…gonna try to stay positive and on top of my game!
Question for the Afternoon:
What do you do for yourself when you end up feeling overwhelmed/overly stressed? Any tips?