"Breaks are the best part of working." Sometimes we look forward to breaks more than we even want to admit. Easter break in fast approach and I can't wait to re-energize and refocus myself. Running forward!
Break Time... Shoveling is hard work.
As mother and teacher, however, it seems there is never truly a break. Always something waiting to get done or wanting my attention. That why when I was reading a article called, "Never Waste Your Prep Period Again," from my Arts & Activities, I was inspired. So, below are 6 pointers, I thought to share.
1. RACE YOURSELF.
To make things more fun, treat your work like a game. Set a timer when you have a task to complete. This will assist you in not getting sidetracked by other things and help you focus on only the task at hand. Even if only 10 minutes, you surely able to accomplish something in that time frame.
2. MAKE A SMARTER LISTS
I am a list maker. I sometime enjoy writing things on a list just to cross it off. I keep a notebook/sketchbook with a larger list of everything I can think of that I like to do. I have smaller list I make each day- Call it my "goal of the day" If I don't get something done I roll it over to next day.
3. STAY OFF THE COMPUTER
This is something I have given up for lent. I can't believe everything I get done. Guilty as charged.
4. DON'T BE A LURKER
Get in and get out fast! That how I feel when I am at the grocery store. Keep long converstation short is something I need to work on. I like to talk.
5. NEVER SAY "LATER"
"I'll put that away later." The energy you take thinking about it is time you should be using to put it away. Act immediately! You may find more time to do thing you want to do.
6. PLAN OUT YOUR TIME
I trouble at this. I always having to plan this or plan that. That's why I try to avoid planning. Put I going to give it a try. Something I am going to try is a grading plan, which is one my least favorite responsibility to do as teacher. For example, Monday, I grade Commercial Art assignments. Tuesday, is Video Tech. Wednesday, TU class etc.
"Do you know what time it is," that what the janitor say to me at 4:00 0'clock each day at school. I say yes.. "Time to go home and be with my family". That what I going to do, "slide" away. Good luck with your time!