Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sick and Tired

For two weeks I have been fighting. I’ve been fighting against excessive testing, I’ve been fighting for my students, I’ve been fighting for my team, I’ve been fighting with students making the wrong choices. To top it all off, I’ve been fighting against myself. 

Allergy season is in FULL swing in Tennessee. Even with all of the Claritin, I always get a big sinus sickness thing in April. It’s happened every year since I was out of high school. Ugh. I decided that I would try to work through it all.

One thing changed my mind. One of my students
looked at me during Morning Meeting and said, “Mrs. S., you don’t look so good.” Other children started to chime in on the fact that I wasn’t at 100%. When my kids notice that, then you know you’re in over your head. So, I took the plunge and got through the day, stayed late, and made lesson plans and copies. I left worried about us being 9 days away from TCAP testing, and I here I was taking a sick day.

I slept for 12 hours. I didn’t even hear the big, bad thunderstorm that rolled into town. Everyone on Facebook was talking about it, but I never heard it.
Sometimes you just have to take some time for yourself. Your body needs to recoup. You need to take time every day and do for you. Not al of your time has to be for your students, your husband/wife, or your children at home.

My goal: To spend 25 minutes every night for me. To read, to listen to my music, or to crochet. Just whatever I want to do. It doesn’t have to be planned out. In fact, the more unscripted it is the better it will be!

What do you do to keep yourself grounded?

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