Relieve the Stress and Go for Success. Your energy and attitude will determine the success of all that you do. Tapping is a technique that helps one to relax, focus, become more effective and achieve in the classroom. It is based on kinesiology and acupressure, looks very strange, but is highly effective in reducing stress and discomfort.
It seems like there is a long list of tasks that one must complete in order to be prepared for the day. Checking off every item on the list is more of a challenge for some then it is for others. There is no question that one must be prepared no matter what position you hold, but what stops you from completing those tasks…is it apathy, poor time management, rebellion or perhaps fear? You probably have no clear idea of what is holding you back. You may feel stuck, unmotivated or even spend time beating yourself up and letting those negative messages begin to play in your head. Stop, Tap* and change the channel (stop the negative thought, you do have that power) to a more proactive thought. Then ask yourself these two questions:
Is that task really necessary? If it is not, cross it off the list. Maybe it didn’t really belong there anyway.
What is the worst that can happen when I complete the task? I know this may seem like a counterproductive question but something is stopping you and this particular question will get to the root of the problem.
*TAP- gently tap on the center of your chest, about 5 inches below your collarbone.