Is it even possible to be very exhausted by still maintain a high spirit?
My new time table says I am going to teach 9 period in the day time on every monday. 7 period on every thursday. 8 on Friday.
In addition to it, I would also lecture 2 hours every monday, thursday and friday. (I know it is not as crazy as some work-freak collegues in my workplace)
Those are not including time invested in social (+religous) activities which may amounted to about 8 hours a week. *I am part of a church committee which like to have long meetings.
Keeping up with the schedule maybe a struggle, but manageable. But to maintain a high spirit all the time is almost impossible for me. Believe me, teaching – lecturing is actually a tough job. You have to pour out all your knowledge and skill all the time, taking almost none back. -Oh how I long for college time where I can sit (or sleep) in class..
1. Remind yourself that you are actually doing this for other people, which brings (hopefully) a greater good for human beings.
2. Make use of your leisure time properly. I suggest reading good inspirational book (for eg. Mitch Albom’s collection, etc). It gives a lift on your spirit. *this may include your holy book (read: bible)
3. Eat properly. Healthy body will support your heavy activities. A mix of chocolate drink, two coffee, fried chicken, instant noodle for breaky, lays potato chips, baskin robbins, and nasi goreng kambing is not a good example of a daily diet intake. (But lovely…)
4. Pray. So that the invisible hands help you.
Those are my suggestions. But you are welcome to enrich this post. I need variations, more ways. Hoho…