Confessions of a tired teacher mom time here. There are a lot of things I want to do. There are a lot of things that I need to do. I often knock those “want to do” things down to the bottom of my to do list because I’m a teacher mom and I’m programmed to put others first. If I’m honest with myself, it’s more than that. I WANT to put other people first. I get immense joy from being able to help others. Sometimes the price I pay is that everyone else’s needs get prioritized above mine. It’s part of the job, right? Right. But I’ve learned that with a little more self-awareness I can wear most of my hats without completely neglecting myself.
Confessions of a #tiredteachermomchallenge time. The day moves so fast that sometimes I’m agreeing to things asked of me before my brain has fully processed the request. At home and at school my littles (and the bigs too) make requests and sometimes I’m too quick to jump in with a yes. My challenge for myself (wanna join me?) is to not answer right away. Give myself a minute to think. Is this something that I need to do or is it something that can be done or tried by the little? Do I really have time to do that? How should this request be prioritized compared to what I’m in the process of doing or about to do?
Do you have any tips and tricks to managing all the hats you wear?
...and if you haven’t already, go search #tiredteachermom on twitter. There are some funny tweets out there and it is nice to have a reminder that we're not alone in this tired teacher mom journey!
I can't forget that before I wore many of these hats, I was me. In order to succeed in my other roles I need to take care of myself too. This is a tough one because many of my other hats are more precious to me. I think many can relate to this.