Hi, I'm not sure if this is a rant or if I'm looking for advice, maybe both! The last two weeks I've been feeling so irritable and constantly p****ed off. I know I particularly hate my Monday lessons due to the groups I have. I just feel like I'm constantly having a battle against a group, or having an issue with certain students. There's something everywhere I look and I hate feeling this negative; it's really unlike me. I feel like I'm constantly on the edge of losing my temper. I keep raising my voice, on the brink of shouting at someone, I feel like I'm a bull in a china shop and I'm just generally horrible to be around. Thankfully I live on my own! There are a few things I know that are triggering my anger at the moment: One of my year 11 groups; half of them are so lazy it's beyond belief. I'm doing everything to try and get them through their coursework and I feel like I'm wasting my time. I feel like I should just tell them to sod off and that if they want to do it then they need to show me and take responsbility for themselves (although I doubt they would do this and my results would massively suffer). I actually stopped the lesson yesterday because their behaviour was so atrocious; sent one to isolation and gave about another six detention. It's so hard to see because so many of them in there are such amazing students but they get over ruled by a good seven students. This is constant and it's exhausting. The second is that I help out during lunch time at a homework group; this is an open invitation to all students where they can get help, access computers, etc however if behaviour isn't good then we ask them to leave. When asking some of them to leave the responses are just awful. However when it's reported nothing happens; ever. The third is my colleagues. I honestly believe that misery is contagious; anytime I manage to walk into the staff room or a common area in a good mood I'm pretty much promised to leave it in a bad mood because of someone using me as an agony aunt. However I also feel if I don't go all day without talking to an adult I'll lose my mind. I'm sick of being in a bad mood. How do I stop this?!