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Feeling relaxed

The writing topics I posted on Monday evoke too much raw emotion for me to address at the moment, especially right now when I'm feeling so relaxed. That's what being on vacation does for me, even a short one - I feel the tension draining from me with each passing day. I end up doing more of the things I like and that make me happy. I read more, write more, and spend more quality time with my family. I smile more and worry less. Let's face it: I have more time that's my own.

And, as Spring Break winds down I wonder how I can keep this feeling from fading come Monday. Is this the normal cycle of a teacher's life or can we create another cycle that balances school and family?

Do you have some tips for staying fresh when school resumes? Make sure you post them here.


teacherdance said…
Well, I've used this silly joke before, but 'a teacher's work is never done'-sorry mis-quoted. The best thing I do is when I get home I do one thing I really like to do, then I work. I just have too many things to do without some work in the evenings. But knowing I have some down time is important & helpful. Good luck!
Elisa Waingort said…
Yes, I think you've got a good plan. I just need to remember that when I get home I can't put in another 8-hour day. LOL! I need to just bring one thing home that I might get to do rather than 10 things that I never get to because it's too much to even think about in the evenings.

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