If that's you (or has ever been you) this is for you. . .
Let's hold a sacred space for just a few minutes.
This involves a piece of paper and a writing tool (the back of an envelope and a crayon work just fine)
If you like music, crank up some favorite tunes. If you crave quiet close a door to a space where you can be alone.
On the paper write down your 3 most important tasks for the week. Be strategic! Urgent is not always important.
Now choose the one that must be completed first.
For that one task, break it into 3 smaller steps.
Ask: Can I complete one or more of those steps before I go to be bed.
If they answer is yes, then do it!
If the answer is no, then eat some healthy food, move your body, take a bath, or whatever activities will encourage you to go to bed early and enter the new week ready for the work ahead.
Either way, take a few breaths, and say some words of affirmation--knowing that it doesn't pay to sprint toward finish line for a race you aren't even running. Teaching is a marathon. Pace yourself. The end doesn't have to be in sight for you to know that you're strategy will get you there.
Wishing you an amazing week that is filled with strategy for long term success.
xo Brave Mim