Five¬†ways to make the most of your summer holidays (teachers)
Last week’s blog was out of control. there was so much going on over the short space of time and lots of the news from around the world¬†was quite distressing. So this week I have listed five top tips to make the most of the summer if you are a teacher. Happy reading!! Andy T :0)
Get your planning done early!
The sooner you get your planning done, the sooner you can start to relax and enjoy your holidays. There is nothing worse than having that constant thought at the back of your mind that you still need to get your planning done. Worse still, is having the lot to do at the very last minute. Chances are, if you have left it all still to do within the last couple of days, the lessons might not be as a good as if you‚Äôd have spent more time on them at the beginning of the holidays.
Go away somewhere!
Even if it‚Äôs just to the seaside for a couple of days with the kids, try and get away somewhere. Stuck in the same routine day after day, working in the same town year after year, a change of scenery will do you good‚Ä¶ honestly! It could even be a little treat for getting all of your planning done!
Fresh year, fresh clothes!
If you have worked hard throughout your schooling year, a pleasant way to begin in September is with a new set of clothes. Obviously it all depends on how flush for cash you are‚Ä¶ especially if you have forked out on a holiday. But there is a something nice about going back to school in new clothes. It makes you feel fresh and ready and gives you‚Äôre a different mind-set about going back. It has to be a better alternative to dressing back in the same old same old, with the feeling of going back to the grind‚Ä¶ Even if it is just new shoes or a shirt!
May food be the comfort!
There are two ways you can look at it over the summer period food wise. You can either:
A) Fill your guts with all kinds of junk and enjoy the fact that you have a few weeks off. Savour naughty foods and make the most of little treats that you most probably wouldn‚Äôt have during the school term time. the benefits of this is that you feel more relaxed and are not under any curfew to stick to strict diets that 9 times out of 10 don‚Äôt work anyway. The down side‚Ä¶ it‚Äôs piling on a few extra pounds only to be told by the busy, gossiping¬†teacher at school¬†who cannot keep their lips buttoned…
‚ÄúOooh, you look like you‚Äôve had a good summer, have you gained a little weight?‚Äù
Unpleasant at the best of times!
B) Live like a health freak! Eat foods that are good for you and give you lots of energy and nutrients without putting on 100 stone. The benefits of this are that when you do go back to school, people will notice how much weight you have lost. And the down side‚Ä¶ who really wants to spend the whole of their summer eating like a rabbit? or watching exactly what is going into their mouths counting, counting, counting, Agghhh!
Still, the summer, more often than not, is a hot period and sometimes all you fancy is a salad anyway.
Just remember to wash it well as there have been breakouts of E.coli in salads recently!
We are in an age where it is cool to go to the gym. It‚Äôs almost like a 1980s revival. Pumping irons and gym machines are ‚Äòin‚Äô and everybody wants to be beach body ready for the summer. But if you are a bit of a chunky like me, there are alternatives. I dug my bicycle out of the garden last week. I hadn‚Äôt used it for so long that the chain had seized! However, I bought some WD40 and loosened all of the links, and some sand paper, and fine-sanded all of the wheels to get rid of all the rust, and now the bike looks good as new and works like a charm. I am on it all the time now and it can only be good for me. Strolls along the river or the park are nice on hot days, and why not replace short journeys that you would normally take in the car with walking there instead? These are all good ways to burn off some extra calories, increase endorphins (which makes you happy), and above all, make you healthier as a person!