Thursday, March 3, 2011
Making Time for What's Important
Today while my students were taking their ISAT tests, I spent some times thinking about today's Slice. I was thinking about how busy I seem to be, how quickly life is passing me by, how I'm always saying "How will I find time for THAT?" I started listing the things I do when I get home from school that are part of my other job - being a wife and mom... cooking dinner, tidying the house, supervising homework, reading with my kids, walking the dog. I thought about the things I do for myself - a nap when I'm exhausted, my weekly appointment with my personal trainer, a yoga class here and there. Finally, I thought about those things that I'd like to do if I had the time - write more, pursue a Ed.D., clean my basement.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I DO manage to make time for things I think are important (and, to be honest, things that just let me zone.... like Facebook or watching Top Chef). One thing I need to do more of is to sit back and take a good look around and remind myself that I am in charge of how I spend my time. I CAN write more and do all of those other things. That with my time, just like with my diet, balance is the most important thing.