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The Teaching Space Podcast

The podcast is on pause for a year (as of August 2021) as I am tackling the final year of my masters in education (which I am doing alongside my full-time job). In the meantime, please revisit the considerable back catalogue of episodes. Also, give me a follow on Twitter, where I am still very active and sign up for my personal newsletter here. You can visit The Teaching Space website here: theteachingspace.com.

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Nov 28, 2020

Highlights

  • These changes are shared without agenda and with the intention of encouraging you to reflect on whether you need or want to make changes. If it’s not the right time for you to listen to this podcast episode then that’s OK. It’s also OK if you don’t want or need to make changes, or if you do not have the capacity (01:26).
  • I used summer break to introduce some of these changes and establish habits. Six weeks seemed long enough for me to confidently start identifying as a healthier person (02:15).
  • My definition of healthy: anti-diet, pro-movement, comparison-free, and a strong emphasis on mental health (03:34).
  • Change 1: daily exercise (indoor and outdoor cycling) (04:21).
  • Change 2: one weekly exercise session with others (nordic walking) (07:40).
  • Change 3: a little competition (Strava and Apple Activity app) (09:07).
  • Change 4: intermittent fasting (16:8, no calorie counting, two meals) (11:02).
  • Change 5: working towards no blue light at bed time (mobile in office, no social media on iPad, aiming to move iPad soon). Also establishing better routines around bed time (12:04).
  • Change 6: reducing the booze intake (helped by alcohol free beer and gin) (13:30).

Wrap Up

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode. Another way to become a healthier teacher is to improve your relationship with technology (as alluded to in episode 106). To help with this, you might like to check out my online course, Achieve Inbox Zero. You can find it at theteachingspace.com/shop.

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