Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What Works for Me Wednesday{Take Time for You}

Today's What Works for Me Wednesday is pretty simple.

This past weekend, my husband and I got away.  We went to Columbus for an Ohio State game and had an amazing time.  We drove up Friday night and had a great time.  We spent Saturday at the game and hanging out at our favorite Columbus spots, and went to some outlets on our way home on Sunday.  

I left my teacher bag and laptop at home, and just enjoyed my husband.  

It made me a better teacher this week.  I've been more relaxed, focused, and well happy.  

Quite simply, in business of our jobs and our to do lists that never end, don't forget to take time for YOU.  Pick a night during the week and leave the teacher bag at school or in your car during the week, and if possible, once every few weekends, do as little school related work as possible.  Go explore a local museum, get ice cream with your family, watch a marathon of your favorite TV show.  Just do something for you. 

It might be hard, but you owe it to yourself, your family, and your mental well being to take time for you.  You owe it to yourself, your family, and your school kiddos.

Turning off the school brain is not easy, but it's so so worth it. :)


  1. Great post Lisa! You are so right and I plan to completely enjoy this Saturday without a single thought of school. My girl friends and I are going to our favorite decorating store for their fall open house....I can't wait!

    Super Pig and Tyrant King

  2. Great post. Believe it or not, you not only owe this time to yourself and your family, but believe it or not, also to your students. I once heard Doctor Phil tell a tired parent something like, you can't take care of your son if you don't also take care of his mother. The same goes for teachers, I believe, you take care of your students by also taking care of their teacher.

    The Learning Metamorphosis

  3. I had this same revelation this weekend when I accidentally left my plan book at school. I started a What's Working link up. I would love if you would link up with me!
    Third Grade Tidbits

  4. I made this same decision this week. I decided I'm going to make at least one night a week, a no-schoolwork night and do stuff for ME. Go to the gym, read a book, take a bath. I did it once {by accident} last week and it made a huge difference in the rest of my week.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  5. Great post!! I try to make a point to give my self some ME time every week {even if it is just sitting on my couch watching The Real Housewives all night!!} It makes a huge difference :)

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  8. So true! Sometime I do so as well. I leave all my work for and I just take my bag and go hiking somewhere to feel alive, to enjoy my life, to feel every second of it. Thanks a lot for this post, it is inspiring!

  9. It is truly amazing, interesting thing.


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