As I reach the final stretch of my classes I can't help but feel stressed with the amount of school work I have. I get caught up in working two jobs, going to school full time, playing sports all while trying to maintain relationships with my friends and family. I feel that I am constantly on the go and I am finding myself saying "I'm too busy" or "I don't have time for that". I feel when I start my internship I will become even more busy, and that will be amplified when I become a first year teacher!
Yesterday as I was going to sit down and do homework my dogs distracted me. I decided to take them both to the park. It was a gorgeous day, I sat in the park with them and just watched the clouds turn into things. I spent majority of the afternoon just lounging outside and doing nothing. After enjoying my afternoon in the park I felt happier, relaxed and less stressed.
I truly believe we need to take time to just do things that make us happy. Take a break from being so busy and slow down. Especially as we are so close to becoming teachers we need to take care of our personal health.
When was the last time you did nothing?