We are in the educational 4th quarter all! I tend to forgot how crazy busy this time of year can be until I am in the middle of it shaking my head. Some days in the spring I start to feel like this.....
So how do we find the point that supports that balance we so desperately need?
- Find some whitespace on your calendar. I am really trying hard to have at least (2) 30 minute blocks of 'free' on my calendar. Use that time to get out of the office-check in on students/staff-or just get a little fresh air and new perspective.
- Bring back #inboxzero. I was doing soooo good with my email until about mid February. It took a nudge from my #Worklifebalance Voxer group to remind me how important that strategy was for me and how good it felt not to be glued to email all....day.....long.
- Make time for yourself and for your family. The school year is a full on endurance, ultra marathon. Don't forget to walk, hydrate and look at the scenery when going through the year. 'I really wished I would have stayed at work instead of going home to have dinner with my family' said no...one...ever.
- Find your happy place again. Maybe it is journaling, or reading, or running, or riding a bike. Whatever fill your cup back up-make sure you are getting enough of that during this season.
May the 4th quarter of your season in education be your BEST yet!