Holiday time is here!!! It cannot have come soon enough- my students, my children, and myself are all in need of a little rest and a whole lot of outside fun!!!
There are so many ways to approach summer holiday. For me, I like to take a week to relax, rejuvinate, and rest. However, I am happiest with a little routine, some strucuture, and a something to do. Using my brain, using my energy, and connecting take on different forms throughout the summer, but, much like the school year, I still need to use them.
Each day, I set a small goal for myself. I make a plan, 'today, I am going to.......'. I then set out to achieve these small & fun goals. I am intentional in how I approach my days. For example, I want to read a few chapters of my new book today. So, my goal is that while my daughter is at her swim practice I will read those chapters. I also have a daily goal of walking/running at least 15000 steps per day- this is to ensure I keep active. I know I need to move to be my best self (or even my okay self). It is easy for me to sit down and scroll through the internet or binge watch on tv, but I then start to get worried about what I have to do or what I avoided doing. As well, I make a point to connect with some pals each day- maybe at camp drop off or maybe meeting up for a walk. I need time to socialize with people over the age of seven :)
I love being on holiday, but I know I still need to be somewhat productive. Setting small daily goals ensures I keep some routine to my day- let's be honest, 2 months is a long time! Acting intentionally ensures that when my holiday is over, I am able to easily (ish) jump back into routine without much transition, yet still feeling relaxed and ready to go.
I am off for that first week of relaxation! See you all then.