Hello everyone! My apologies for not posting last week BUT I was in a funk. Not only didn't I blog but podcasting, house cleaning, laundry, and everyday chores were ignored. Two things remained priorities: school and my Epicure business. This only increased my stress but because I'm typically so organized and on top of things, I felt as if I was failing 90% of the time.
I dedicated time this weekend to figure out the foundation behind this funk. I spent time in prayer journaling, pro/con lists, to do-lists, prayer, and reflecting on what has changed in the past few weeks, besides the new education platform. I'll be honest with you, I'm not sure how classroom teachers are managing their classrooms, home, and family. I'm only a teacher's assistant and I've felt overloaded and stressed, instead of the joy and spark that usually motivates me.
After returning home on Friday afternoon, and one final email pushing me over the edge...I disconnected! Not only did I disconnect, I posted this to social media that I was unavailable until Monday. People took it so seriously, my aunt and friends didn't even reach out. It was great. Don't get me wrong, I love my family and friends but I needed this time to get my head straight and out of the funk so I could start the week in a much better head space.
I'm thankful for this time and the blessing of wonderful family and friends who are supportive and understanding. The weekend was a success and I started Sunday evening with positive anticipation for the work week and new plans and goals to avoid future funks. I'll share more about what I did and didn't do over the weekend on Thursday, but for today...I encourage you to take time for yourself if that is what you need. You don't owe anyone an explanation. If you need time, take it. You are worth it!
When is the last time you took time for yourself?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323