It is very difficult for me to "go with the flow". My rigid, type A personality prevents me from easily switching gears. Unexpected things like multiple phone calls to my classroom, an unexpected assembly, or an untimely fire drill have a tendency to cause anxiety.
My teacher friends have been so gracious about the difficulty I have with changing plans. However, since I know this is a struggle, I have to have some coping mechanisms so that I don't become overwhelmed. This is where I need your help. Do you have any tips or tricks that work so that you don't become anxious when you aren't able to get through your lessons for the day?
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