It’s time for our Wolf Wednesday blog post and the final Holiday Tip! This is the one that everybody tells you about, and you read about in all the magazine and blogs, and you know you should do it, but somehow it always falls to the bottom of your list.
But you have to do this!!
That’s right. Find time to do something for yourself. Something that makes you feel renewed, calm, energized, or even excited. It could be anything – but it has to be just for you. A mud bath, grooving with a Tibetan Singing Bowl, binge-watching The Sopranos, cucumbers on your eyelids, a kickboxing class, the New York Time’s crossword puzzle, making pickles, mystery novels, decoupage, knitting, ice fishing, meditation, bowling with friends…who cares?!
It doesn’t matter what you do as long as 1) there are no kids, and 2) you feel better afterward.
As a parent of a Complex Learner, your job is rewarding and amazing but also pretty taxing. You know the drill, put the oxygen mask on yourself first! If you are less stressed your kids are less stressed.
It really is true. So, give a little time to yourself during this busy season – and see the benefits pass on to your Complex Learners as well!
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Anna Johnson, Head of School at The Wolf School, is a devoted, passionate educator with more than 17 years of classroom and leadership experience. She holds a BA and MAT from Brown University and speaks locally and nationally on topics related to Complex Learners.