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Finding Fulcrum Between Work and Life

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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.....

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So how do we find the point that supports that balance we so desperately need?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!


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Jessica has been the Principal of the Woodson Kindergarten Center for the past four years.  Prior to that she was the Assistant Principal at the Middle School and Special Education Supervisor at the Secondary Level for the Austin Public Schools in Austin MN.  Prior to moving to Austin she worked within the Saint Paul Public Schools for seven years.  She received a Bachelors in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, a Masters Degree in Special Education from Saint Thomas University in Saint Paul MN, and her Director of Special Education and Principalship licenses from Hamline University.  


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