Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Leaving Work at Work

Do you ever get so caught up in work that you wonder where your day went? You say, "I can't wait to read my new book tonight" or "I'll put that puzzle together soon" but you never do? I was feeling that way last semester. After the new year, one of my goals was to set a time limit for myself with work.

Now, you could be thinking, how can I do that? There is NO way I can possibly get everything done that I need to and teach at the same time. I thought so too. But after two weeks of setting my new time limit, I can tell you that it can be done.

My one little word for this year is happiness, which means happiness in all areas of my life. I felt that I was missing out on the happiness of coming home from work each day and spending time with family or doing my hobbies.

There are so many things that I like to do:

I like to cook!

I like to play games!

I like to color!

I love puzzles! 

Now with my new time limit of 5:30 every day (with some exceptions) I have been able to be more productive at work and then more relaxed at home! WIN WIN!!

Teachers should always remember to care for themselves. Then, and only then, can they take care of others.

Monday, January 4, 2016

January Currently

Happy New Year!! Perhaps this year I can actually stick to my resolution of blogging more! It all starts with a Currently!

Listening: If I am listening to the clock ticking, that means that there are no other sounds going on around me. Which means, silence. Sometimes it's nice to just sit and listen to nothing.

Loving: I love puzzles and I got three new puzzles over break! I can't wait to put them together.

Thinking: Even though we just finished break yesterday, I wanted to take tonight to relax. That is also one of my goals for this year: to take more time for myself.

Wanting: Nothing! Life is good :)

Needing: Another one of my goals for this year is to exercise, so my husband and I are going to try to walk/work out a few times a week after work. Then, of course, I need to eat dinner. I'm starving!

One little word: I thought about what word I wanted to represent my year and I settled on happiness. I want to seek happiness in all aspects of my life, including at work, in my family, and with myself.

Even though I was late, you can still link up with Farley!

Have a great week back to school!