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. :)