This post is a deliberate departure from our usual kind of post. Educators, to be good educators, need to think about their own welfare.
How do we change the ‘badge of busy’? In the world of ‘busy’ it is easy to overlook how precious we are, how much we matter, and remember to retain our self in the midst of the busy-ness! There is an abundance of ‘busy’ in our system:
- An Open Letter To My Daughter: Busy Is Not A Badge Of Honour
- Busy is the New Black
- Why are we all so busy?
“Let go of the need to be busy and rather just be. Slow down, take it all in and realize that this moment — right here, right now — is precious. When we’re too busy being busy we can miss this amazing life we are living.” – Aimee Raupp
As autumn dazzles us with its golden and red hues, take time to realise that YOU Matter. Your health and well-being matters. It is time to slow down, take time, and take stock. What are you doing to take the best possible care of yourself? To value yourself? To fortify yourself for the coming winter season?