Day 9: Working for the weekend
Weekends...how do you structure your time? Do you have boundaries?
After 10 year, I don't know that I structure my time well. My routine is that I usually leave Saturday mornings for myself. I catch up on TV shows I love (The season premier of Outlander this morning!) and nap a bit too. Snuggle with the dog, Rose. After all my health and medical challenges this year, my body is still recovering and sleep is a blessing. Saturday afternoon is usually work time. Sometimes I go to the coffee shop around the corner, a little local place, where I know the owner. I can sit for a long time and work and enjoy good coffee. I teach three different classes this year so I prep lessons and power points for AP Lang and Theatre on Saturday and modify World Lit lessons on Sunday after my co-planner - a first year teacher who I also mentor-- sends the lessons.
Sunday I email my AP class with reminders, then I do some more work- on and off throughout the day. Sunday is also my cooking day. Grocery shopping, prepping food for the week. It is a busy day. My rule is that I don't answer email after 6 pm from students on Sunday. Any questions or requests come before. Kids are pretty good about that.
Self care is essential. I do my best to balance, be comfortable and do what I need to do. :-)