So today I’m going on vacation.
Where exactly am I going, you ask? Nowhere really. Well my couch, to be more specific.
I have declared today ME day. As selfish as it sounds, I really need it.
After glancing at my schedule last week and thinking of all the things I need to get done during March break, I felt exhausted just thinking about it all. From volunteering to my friend’s wedding festivities to my bff coming in from NYC for the wedding to multiple assignments, I realised that almost every day of my break was going to be busy.
And so I decided to take a break today. It might sound silly, but I really struggle with taking a day off or even a few hours off. I stress so much that I’d rather get things done even if I have to pry my eyelids open with my fingers from passing out from exhaustion (which is what I was doing last night to prepare for my day off).
I usually feel guilty about taking breaks or taking it easy, since there’s always SO much to do and get done, and I’d rather get it done and then relax. But lately it seems that I never get to the relaxing part. I just keep going in the hopes that I’ll eventually I’ll finish it all.
So today I declared an official day off. I will not plan lessons or work on assignments or mark any of my students’ work (just listing them makes me feel antsy all over again!).
No, instead today I will RELAX. So what will I do?
I plan on parking myself on the couch and watching old episodes of Downton Abbey and the last episode of Sherlock, which I still haven’t seen yet. I plan on reading in my sun-dappled family room. I plan on munching on chips and cookies all day. I plan on baking. I plan on cooking. And eating some more. I plan on taking A BREAK.
I’m sure I’ll get little bursts of anxiety throughout the day as I think about all the things I need to get done, but I refuse to listen to them.
There’s a bag of Doritos calling my name, so I’ll leave this for now… Hope you have a happy Friday! 🙂
Thanks for reading,