Sunday, July 10, 2011

Test, Test, Test

I have been tested this whole weekend.  One was a mid-term for my science class.  Another was a science test for my teaching credential. The other one was the son testing my patience and the one you want to know more about is my willpower being tested under stress. Well, I have very bad test anxiety and I took the science test for my credential without studying because I wanted to know the format of the test and the kinds of questions they would ask.  After looking at the testing regulations and the time that I would be in a room with a clear bottle of water, no bathroom breaks and my box of #2 pencils I got a bit ansy and filled with fear.  I started looking through the kitchen cupboard for something to munch on. Instead, I stopped myself and grabbed a piece of gum. I remember my emergency eating plan and stopped to think. I asked myself, "What do I really need?" I need to chew on this anxiety so that is exactly what I did. I keep some sugar-free gum in my purse for such an occassion and now, it has proven to work!
What will you do when you are tested?
What is your emergency food plan when you are stressed?
Always on the move- MER

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