Tuesday, August 28, 2012

If you want to know if you won......

After two days of working, I am exhausted!  My eyes are burning, my stomach is churning.  I'm a mess!  But the good news is that I've gotten in two solid 6 mile runs - 1 yesterday morning at the crack of dawn and then 1 this afternoon after school.  

Tomorrow is the first student day.  I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  I am so incredibly nervous right now.   And I'm beyond overwhelmed.  There is so much to learn, too much to do.  I know it will all come together.  It always does.  My way to deal with the stress of my new job is to make a list.  The list is getting longer and longer by the moment.  But it helps!

How do you deal with stress?  I drink lots of water, run, focus on eating healthy, run, make lists (and start to cross things off!!)  and then set some time aside to enjoy my kids.  Usually a good belly laugh with the kids is enough to help me feel centered again and ready to do more work.

I know you're not here to read about my stress right now - but are dying to see who won my Tommie Copper compression shorts giveaway!




Congratulations, Sarah!   Please check your email and get back to me.

8 comments:

  1. Jen, I'm right there with you........still putting together class lists and opening day icebreakers as we "speak"......excited, nervous, overwhelmed.....can't wait to get the new year started! Best of luck tomorrow, and in all the great days that follow!

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  2. Laughing is definitely a great way to break stress!! I find running calms me the most, but also creating to do lists... because when it's written down, it never seems as bad. :)

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  3. How did I miss this giveaway? Arghhhh.. congrats to Sarah.

    I hope you have an awesome 'first' day. I bet you will be great! Have fun.

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  4. I missed that giveaway too- we were on our anniversary trip. Hope it goes well for you today!! You have very healthy ways of dealing with stress. Running always helps me, but I often find myself doing some mindless eating (read:chocolate) when I'm stressed! Working on that. :)

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  5. Hope you had a fabulous first day back! I'm sure you were great!!! :)

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  6. Yoga and massage to deal with stress. Then sometimes I feel more stress because I took time away from work in order to have a massage or do yoga. :S

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