25 Tips For Less Stress Stress Reduction by Joel Wagner - September 29, 2007July 5, 20102 Download the entire series in e-book format here 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. Drink Water Wake Up Earlier Eliminate Junk Food Increase Healthy Foods Kill Your TV Declutter Your Desk Declutter Your Desktop Declutter Your Inbox Declutter Your House Declutter Your Car Reduce Paperwork Reduce Responsibilities Reduce Phone Calls Reduce Possessions Reduce Your Lifestyle Deepen Your Relationships With Family Deepen Your Relationships With Friends Deepen Your Relationships With Students Deepen Your Relationships With Coworkers Deepen Your Relationships With Books Only Work At Work Work Only At Work Work Hard At Work Don’t Take Work Home Play At Work Joel WagnerJoel 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.