rest, respite, relax, rejuvenate...

Philippines
February 21, 2011 6:58am CST
have you ever been emotionally, physically, psychologically, mentally and physiologically drained at the same time after a day's work? the feeling is more than exhausted to the point of wanting to burn the town black? and do the "smite em all till the last drop of their blood" feeling?... two days i was in that state...I was seeking for respite with oblivion...but for a teacher, how do you do just that? any advice?
3 responses
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
16 Mar 11
When it come to two days off from work, run as far away from home, usually at the green grass, grill, fishing ... and I adored, and my husband, and our daughter, we each have a fishing rod and I sit pool all day long over ...
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
wow, i adore that absolutely, especially when i am with my family... God bless thee with more family bound holidays... :)
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
Oh yeah, I've been there sometime ago. And what I did? I quit. Did nothing but eat, sleep, stare at nothing, sit at the bottom of the stares and I would walk. That went on for days then I enrolled again studying again for one semester then after that I went back to work. Luckily I got back in. But for teachers? Hmmm. My mom was a teacher and she had days like that. She would talk and talk while I listen and listen.Then there were times that she would eat a lot and talk a lot. And I would just be there across the table. Then there were times that she would call home and asked me to meet her at the school and we would walk to the downtown and go shopping for whatever. Sometimes, all it takes is just one listening ear and a shoulder to cry on or someone just to lean on to during these trying times. And everything would just be alright.
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
my mom is a 'retired' teacher too. and i do know the feeling of a teacher. but don't we get more stressed if we do lots of eating stuff? for days? i can't do that, eheh...
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
I know what you mean, I've had such situations in the past few weeks and even during the last holidays where I have to come to work because of deadlines. I ended up getting too stressed after a day's work and even lose my appetite after having skipped dinner while trying to finish something at work. What I did is, I gave myself a treat. I ate something I craved for, then I went to the spa to have a great massage. It helped get my mind, body and every aspect of my being refreshed and rejuvenated. You should try it sometime. Also, I usually resort to my favorite music to calm my nerves and relieve some stress.
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
i'll do the treat...the spa is not impossible, it's a sin in this country...but i'll have that at home. thanks