25 Tips For Less Stress

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This school year has been remarkably stress-free for me. As a middle school band director working with the non-varsity group, this is unheard of. I have come up with a list of 25 things I have done that have helped to make this happen. During the month of October, the busiest month of the year for people involved with Texas marching bands, I am going to spend each weekday writing very briefly on one of these tips. The articles will be much shorter than my normal articles, but they will be consistent.

  1. Drink Water
  2. Wake Up Earlier
  3. Eliminate Junk Food
  4. Increase Healthy Foods
  5. Kill Your TV
  6. Declutter Your Desk
  7. Declutter Your Desktop
  8. Declutter Your Inbox
  9. Declutter Your House
  10. Declutter Your Car
  11. Reduce Paperwork
  12. Reduce Responsibilities
  13. Reduce Phone Calls
  14. Reduce Possessions
  15. Reduce Your Lifestyle
  16. Deepen Your Relationships With Family
  17. Deepen Your Relationships With Friends
  18. Deepen Your Relationships With Students
  19. Deepen Your Relationships With Coworkers
  20. Deepen Your Relationships With Books
  21. Only Work At Work
  22. Work Only At Work
  23. Work Hard At Work
  24. Don’t Take Work Home
  25. Play At Work
About Joel Wagner 522 Articles
Joel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

2 Comments on 25 Tips For Less Stress

  1. Thanks! I have been stumbling some of my links for a while, but now that you mentioned it, I decided to add some social bookmarking links to the bottom of the articles.

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