It’s Monday morning and I sit here sipping my coffee contemplating the day before me. Rather than being able to leisurely tackle it, I must make a move and prepare for classes sooner, rather than later. For you see it is that time again.
Thankfully, that doesn’t mean I will be teaching any this time. In fact, many at my school opted not to teach this summer. But what it does mean, is that rather than going in at 3pm, I start my day teaching at 9am. Well at least the prep work. The upside of going in early, is that we’re done at 7:30pm and have an hour or two in the afternoon for lunch to get things done.
For those teachers in Korea accustomed to working afternoons, the switch to days can cause several problems, so in this post, I’d like to share some tips on getting through the days a little easier.
1) Go to be early. This makes getting up easier and you’ll have more energy for the longer days ahead.
2) Do your grocery shopping on the way home from school. Most shops will be open until 10p or a little later. This way, you’ll have your food at home, when you needed. While it is more expensive, I find that eating out at Korean restaurants during this time, the best way to address the issue.
3) Do your banking during the lunch break. Hopefully you have a branch near your school.
4) Enjoy the weekends, but don’t over stress your body. It’s time like these that you can end up getting sick.
Speaking of getting sick…
Any other tips for getting through intensives?