The past 24 hours has been filled with lectures and meetings, and I am just squirming with excess energy. Wednesday evening was the mandatory pre-student teaching meeting, which lasted 3 full hours. The meeting primarily consisted of reiterating requirements and deadlines to remember. Thrilling. Today consisted of another meeting and several lectures, and the last of the day was 2.5 hours long. As the lecture neared its end, my well of concentration was in danger of running dry and I was becoming super fidgety. Major case of ants in the pants! I have always struggled with sitting still for long stretches of time.
Marriage of Figaro rehearsal scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Rehearsal time is precious, and I owe it to my wonderful colleagues to be in top form. I feel like I have enough energy to run to Chicago!
What do you do to help you focus- especially when you have oodles of excess energy?