Raw messages about life. Sharing questions that will make you think. Self-reflection, life hacks, and messages of hope and happiness. 1 year as a teacher.
Stop Overthinking Your Future
When I was a kid I remember my parents telling me they were going to take me on my first rollercoaster. I imagined what it would be like as a new experience for my 8-year-old self. I remember thinking that the roller coaster would go so fast that it would fall off the rails and that would be it for me. As you can tell by the fact that my adult self has written this article, that's not what happened. I actually loved the roller coaster and have been on many more since.
Tricking Your Brain To Finish Large Tasks
A few years ago I got into a conversation with a neighbor of mine about how he started biking to work every single day. It took him 45 minutes or so and he even did it even in freezing cold weather and bad wind. I asked him how he could even get out of bed knowing that he was about to go through such a difficult time every single morning. He told me he had to lie to himself.
You Don't Know Yourself
When I was in my teenage years I relied heavily on my friends. I barely had my own opinions, beliefs, and interests. Very few things mattered to me. I found that when I was alone I was either in a bad mood, or numb. I didn't know which was worse. This caused me to struggle in school and at home. I had no goals or ambitions.
How To Be More Productive
We can compare productivity to a giant ball that's on almost flat ground. If we barely give it a push it will start rolling, if we stop it then it will stay in place again. If the ball hasn't picked up any speed yet then stopping it is easy. If we let it pick up speed then it becomes harder to stop.
How To Get Motivated
Here's a list of ways you can get motivated to get more work done, feel organized, and be more productive. Most importantly it's a list that will help you to be excited about life. There's too much to be excited about for us to feel that there's nothing here for us.
The Man Who Cried For Help
I once had a conversation sitting in front of a little empty house with a man who was crying for help. We talked about life, religion, family, and the difficulties that he had been going through alone for years. The reason I remember this man is because of what I felt as he shared a heartbreaking story that I can't recall the details of. I felt the pain that he spoke of, I could feel it inside of my chest. It felt like I was being crushed and there was little hope of a happier life ahead of me. As soon as we finished talking, the feeling was gone.
Habits Are Like The Wood Planks That Form A Bridge
We’ve all heard of things we can do to supposedly be more productive or start the day off full of energy and drive. These habits that everyone talks about. Great entrepreneurs that wake up at 4 in the morning or celebrities that work out twice a day and have diets that don’t even seem like a real person could live off of. Do all of these habits make any meaningful changes in a person’s life? Can they improve your mood and make your day better and more productive?
What I've Learned From 1 Year Of Teaching Abroad
I've been a teacher for a little over a year now. My students are all native Spanish speakers, and I'm trying to teach them to write in a way that they can express themselves. I guess one thought that's crossed my mind is that by me writing in a public space, my students would have no excuse for not wanting to write in a private one. I always tell them that they can write whatever they want, even if they go off-topic. The most important thing is that they write in their own way. No copying.
Repeat After Me "I Don't Know The Answer"
Standing at the front of the class I heard a loud scream from the back row "OWWW HELP" I looked out to see one of my 10th grade students with his arms up protecting his chest as his classmate punches him repeatedly. It's times like these that made me start wondering, how do my students get so off track that they need to act out? In the end the kid was only playing. The student who asked for help begged me not to take his friend to the principals office, he told me they were only doing it for fun and he was never in any real trouble. So in the end they both had to talk it out with the principal.
How To Be Positive When Things Are Good… And Even When They’re Not
As humans we often tend to think negative thoughts, it’s a part of life. There’s nothing wrong with having a negative thought or two come and go through out the day. When we begin to set our focus on that negativity, it can become a problem that can drag us down to the point where nothing is good anymore. Nothing is positive, nothing is good for us, nothing is helpful.