Wow....holiday break is over already? I really like staying up late and sleeping in so this is always a traumatic thing for me. My least favorite electronic thing? Alarm clock.....hands down.
BUT...in the spirit of new beginnings, I am going to get a very positive post out before I settle down with my laptop and get work done for school.
Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade did a great post about resolutions (I don't like them either) and a new idea about committing to one little word as your mantra. I tried to do this last year with the word CREATE and felt like I did many fun creative projects. One of the things that I realized as I was taking time to craft and sew was that I was not the best time-budgeter. I always joke that either my classroom is in order OR my house. Can't be both.
In thinking about the upcoming year, I have a personal resolution (that I am keeping private--but will blog about in the future if my goal is accomplished!) but there was a need for a new overall focus. I am choosing my OLW.
Not balance in the literal way (although a little more success in the TREE pose would be nice) but I realize I am off balance most of the time.
Work overpowers home.
Others overpower self.
Schedules overpower health.
I live with guilt when I am not being everything for everyone. I don't want to miss my children's growing up years. How can I achieve balance? Hard work and saying "no" a little more frequently I guess. Taking the necessary time for me. Stop trying to "keep up" and not caring so much about things that don't matter. Increasing the list of things that don't matter. Setting a personal goal and not letting others sidetrack me.
Wish me luck.
Bee the Change~