Back to School Anxiety
Monday, September 02, 2013
Well, they wouldn't call it a vacation if it didn't have to end. I had so many plans for losing the weight I gained last school year over the summer. That didn't turn out too well, but I'm not going to dwell on that.
What I do need to focus on is not being so stressed out. Of course, that's easier said than done. Last year, was my worst year, professionally speaking. In my 13 years of teaching, I have never experienced a year like that. My stress levels were so high, I turned to food and wine as an escape. As a result, I gained 6 pounds, which doesn't sound like a lot, but on my frame it is.
So my goal this year is to make exercise my stress relief. This year has to be better than last year. I'm going to see that it is.
My baby is starting kindergarten on Wednesday! I am also nervous about that, I know that he is ready and he will be fine. He spent 4 years in daycare/preschool and really thrived. But, this will be an new environment and adjustment for us. Ok, who am I kidding, mostly me.
This is what I do...I stress myself out for days only to realize that everything is fine when the time comes. I overanalyze so much, I have a hard time sleeping.
How do I stop this process?
Raising my cup of coffee: Here's to a successful and stress free (or limited at least) school year for all of us!