I have completed my first month as a school administrator, and I made it to the first three day weekend of the school year. Rest is needed badly. School administration is hard work, and it is can be draining. More than ever, it is important that I take care of myself.
Saturday, I had no plans except to grocery shop and lounge. Sunday, I stayed home for part of the day. Yes, I skipped church. I can already hear an elder of my childhood church chastising me now. Look, I don’t think I’m going to hell because I did not go to church. I did muster up enough strength to go across town and eat food my parents prepared.
Today, I have spent most of the day binge watching shows on Netflix. I finally finished The OA. Yes, I’m disappointed it got canceled. (If you did watch it, what did you think?) Then, I watched the Jim Henson’s movie The Dark Crystal. I had to watch it (and all it’s weirdness) so I could watch the new prequel series on Netflix called The Dark Crystal: Age of the Resistance. Then, I started watching season two of 3%. If you haven’t picked this up by now, I’m a sci-fi/fantasy lover.
This rest and relaxation is going to help me stay at my best.
My husband and I have a one-year, five-year, ten-year, and twenty-five-year plan. We spent some time talking about our plans because we made a major decision that is going to change our current one-year plan which, in turn, will have a ripple effect on our other plans.
We are cautiously optimistic about our decisions, but I won’t be sharing any specifics just yet.
I also had time to reflect upon my job performance so far. If you have ever worked with me, you know I don’t play about that. I am super competitive with myself. In my last meeting with my principal, she told me I was too hard on myself. I have been processing her thoughts.
I know it is my perfectionist tendencies that are getting in the way. At least I am aware of them, but that doesn’t mean I always keep my perfectionism in check. I’m going to try to do better during September. Perfectionism may sound like a good trait, but it can become debilitating and limiting if you are so focused on getting tasks just right instead of getting them done.
With any new job or new change comes readjustment. I have to rework my schedule again. It’s not working. I’m okay with that.
I’m letting some more stuff go and then readjusting. I’ll do that as many times as it take so I can be productive and fully committed to my commitments.
Hopefully, you enjoyed this three-day weekend as much as I did. If not, think about a way to rest, reflect, or readjust during your next break.