So here’s a new concept in a blog post from an educator. I have so much to do and prepare for the coming school year, that I just need to do it! So, I’m giving myself permission to write a slacker post this Saturday so that I can go prepare for my students. I hope you feel entitled to do the same! (Sometimes you need to just turn off the computer and do what you need to do!) 🙂
Enjoy your day!
I agree and approve, absolutely!
Here are 4 points I try to remember:
1.) Taking care of myself is part of my job.
2.) How I define “taking care of myself” shifts, changes, and needs to remain fluid.
3.) I owe it to my students to model a healthy, balanced life.
4.) Being a professional is knowing which corners you can cut and which consequences you are willing to pay as a result.
If any of that makes me a slacker, too, then so be it! We can be slackers together– on a Saturday or anyday!
Agree-and if taking some time to be a slacker means that you can approach your work the next time (be it an hour or a day later) with my energy and passion, then the slacker time was not being a slacker at all. Rather, it is about knowing yourself, knowing your limits, and knowing how to approach work in a healthy, vital manner. Taking time to do what’s important for you and then charging ahead with work is a much better approach than going around angry that you have work to do, doing a mediocre job, being resentful, or carry on as if you are doing work but your not because you are too burned out. Speaking of burn out, being a “slacker” is one way to avoid burn out. I am looking forward to my Slacker Saturday, but right now, gotta run.
We need this reminder from time to time, don’t we? Thanks Marcia and Rachel for your re-affirmations on the importance of taking time off every once in a while!