Amid the daily grind, the exhaustion
Do not forget:
Voice your needs.
One cannot continue
Cup-filling when your own is empty.
Ask for help.
Take time. Make time.
Elicit the elusive elixir of rest.
‘You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first’ @lucyOTL #whisfc18. johnpopham. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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Oh, the educator’s DEVOLSON quandary–how to take care of the needs of the students, while taking care of oneself, while preparing for upcoming holidays and caring for family and friends. It is harder, I think, when one is in a solitary position such as a coach or librarian; we don’t necessarily have a team that can lighten our loads. I hope you found time for some self-care this week. I took two days off last week when the library was being used for hearing and vision screenings, and it was just what I needed.
Dear Chris – you’ve inspired my follow-up post! Thank you for the gift of your words and keen insight. What good are we when we’ve completely spent ourselves-? The recharging is vital. I am practically applauding that you took that time, friend. I’m still shaking the last lingering effects of a cold (in week 3 now). All I need is a blanket, a book, hot coffee, and time…those aren’t too much to wish for, right??
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