Instead, I decided to say what I am doing for self-care, and to invite you to share what you are or would like to be doing to relax, feel good, achieve a modicum of balance, and renew yourself.
- exercise: I went back to running. Actually, it's more like running and walking, but I am getting outside (just like the nice palaeontologist, Dr. Scott, from Dinosaur Train advises us)
- watch stuff I like, even if it feels like wasting time: right now, I still have one more episode from the 2008 BBC Little Dorrit, which is available on Netflix. When I'm done, I'm sure I'll find something else.
- be more laid back about parenting: not every moment has to be an educational moment. In fact, the best education might happen when we just fling ourselves on the floor, and let the kids go to town on us. Mine offered me a back rub. While I was somewhat depleted of hair at the end of it (should have put it up, but didn't think of it), it was about 10 minutes (an eternity for the toddler-preschool set) of me just lying down!
As a result, I'm hoping to go from
to something more like
However, I'll probably need your help in getting more ideas on what to do. Here's to a happy weekend, and a relaxing end of term!