When I'm not teaching, I'm in the swimming pool.
Swimming has been doing me good. It's not the issue of pressure release I am thinking about. It's more the consistency/perseverance, balance, and enjoyment from achieving a certain goal, which I think are important for learners to know, in order for them to carry on learning by themselves. One can only enjoy swim after making efforts on the basics.
Ha. I sound a bit like that butler in the book who constantly contemplates what a great butler is. Only that he's more to the point, whereas I am still searching for my words.
I was thrilled. Today, a student wrote to thank me for being inspiring. I could not stop smiling the rest of the day. (And I am not showing off.) So, at least my experimental method works on someone!
I won't go 'teaching is rewarding' here. I'm more grateful than feeling any other way. I thank my students for listening to me, for having faith in me and therefore follow me, etc.