Working for someone and working for yourself poses different advantages and disadvantages. I like working with others, like at school now, but sometimes I just wish I could go back to baking in my kitchen and silently piping lace flowers with Taylor Swift playing in the background.
So, now that I work at a school, I see, listen, and talk to many many teachers and students on a daily basis. It’s great because I love all the interpersonal interactions, but it’s also not so great when teachers are in a bad mood or students are having off days. So what’s one to do when everything just seems like poop?
First, let’s go with what not to do:
- Loudly venting and repeatedly complaining in the staff room. I know I’m not the only one having a bad day so there’s no point in yelling it across the staff room. It might help me temporarily, but it’ll dampen everyone else’s mood.
- Taking it out on students. Self-explanatory right?
Here are my suggestions. These have worked well for me and I think my coworkers may appreciate it too:
- Take a deep breath. Or a few. It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a big impact. If it’s too noisy or chaotic in the staffroom, go outside for some fresh air and that’ll help to.
- Exercise. Go out for a long run with your favourite playlist, do some yoga, or dance it out. Exercising gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t vent aggressively, they just don’t. 😉
- Go to your happy place. Whether it be a coffee shop, museum, home to family, or anywhere, just go to wherever makes you happy.
Have anymore tips that you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments below.
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