Monday, August 24, 2015
Building Blocks - Week 4 - Tips for Staying Refreshed
Back to school does mean managing many different aspects of life that, not always, go smoothly when put all-together. I know that more than once during last school year, I felt very overwhelmed and needed to refresh myself to get back in the game.
Do nothing. No phone, no TV, no social media, no anything. Sit and stare at the wall in silence if that's what it takes. You'll be surprised what just 15 minutes a day of doing absolutely nothing will do for your mental and physical health.
Look at your schedule and see what takes up most of your time and how much of it. If there is a way for your to prioritize your schedule and your to do list? Do it! Here is a freebie to help you out.
As a teacher, I sometimes feel like I always need to say "yes" to helping out or planning just one more thing. But, most of the time, it stretches my life and ends up being something I stress over. So learn to say "no" and mean it.
The first time I *needed* to take a break was two winter's ago. I was feeling very overwhelmed and seriously needed a break. At first, I felt guilty taking a break from something that I had spent so much time on (TpT). But I knew that I needed it, and with the support of my husband, I took a much needed break for an entire month. It was an absolute refresher that I needed to invigorate myself, my teaching, and my business.
So take the time for you and always do what is best for you!
What tips do you have for staying refreshed throughout the school year?