Now, I am not perfect, and I have to say there are days when I am a bit rushed and find myself having to go faster than I would like to get out of the house on time. But I really notice how those days turn out differently to the others ones. It’s almost as if the days that I am in a rush will end up being more stressful than the days when I go at my own pace and don’t have to push myself into over-drive.
I can see that my morning routine sets me up for the whole day; my classes run more smoothly, I am much more patient with my students, and teacher room politics don’t bother me as much. And it’s on these days that I really love my job and feel the magic that happens in the classroom.