Make Going Back to School Easy
Going back to school doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom. By taking a positive approach and pushing any negative thoughts to the back of your mind, you can overcome stress and become more optimistic. Changing your attitude and having a more positive and encouraging outlook on life will make your London teaching job much easier to deal with.
Being optimistic isn’t always the easiest of things to teach yourself. However, you want to get out of the rut of jumping to the worst-case scenario. No matter the situation, try looking on the bright side.
Though happiness can’t be forced, there are a few things you can try if you’re looking to be more optimistic. Being upbeat 24/7 is pretty unrealistic, but by following this advice, you’re sure to experience an increased feeling of contentment.
· Take each day as it comes
· Put yourself first
· Don’t worry about things that don’t matter
· Remember you have a choice
· Enjoy the little things in life
Doing something kind for someone will give you a sense of joy. By developing a kinder perspective, you’re bound to feel a real sense of gratitude. What’s more, students are more likely to appreciate your kindness, therefore they’ll respect you more in the classroom.
Being welcoming and friendly when pupils enter the classroom will get things off to a good start. But how do you practice kindness outside of the office?
· Hold a door open
· Donate to charity
· Help a disabled or elderly person cross the street
· Buy a homeless person something to eat and drink
· Volunteer at a local shelter or foodbank
Patience is a virtue. Or so the saying goes anyway. Just because you want something, it doesn’t mean you have to have it straight away. Being patient is a great way to manage stress too. Try taking deep, slow breaths to relax your body and distance yourself from the situation. Yoga is a fantastic relaxation technique and will teach you the art of patience. It’s something you won’t pick up overnight, but it’ll be worth the wait.
A calming and tranquil atmosphere is what’s needed to truly relax. Many people unwind in different ways, so finding the way that’s best for you is important. Here are a few ways you can relax.
· Read a book
· Listen to music
· Go for a walk
· Close your eyes and meditate
· Have a massage
Flashing a smile radiates positivity! It’ll show that you have confidence in what you’re doing, encouraging trust among your students. What’s more, smiles are contagious. The more you smile, the more people around you smile too. Watch sketch shows or listen to comedy podcasts so that you can have humour in your life.
New Start, New You
These handy tips and tricks will help you prepare for the new school year, especially if you’re an overseas applicant. If you’re still a little bit anxious about applying for a UK teaching job, get in touch with the team at REESON Education for support and advice.