Sometimes I over extend myself at work. Why do I do this to myself? Because I like being in the classroom. I like interacting with kids not just when I assess them. I like being part of a school. I want teachers and staff to see me as a resource, not just a psychologist who gives tests and holds meetings. I like teaching kids and teachers new strategies.... BUT sometimes (or most often) I over work myself trying to do it all, and trying to do a good job. I don’t always achieve it but I do enjoy it. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking I had something to do that I didn’t plan (I’m a planner and I like to be prepared). Finally got out of bed remembering I had to teach a class first thing in the morning and panicked because I had no idea what to teach. Where did I leave off in the lessons before winter break? Where was I going with the series of lessons? What day is it? Getting up at 4:00 am, skip the gym, plan and prepare a lesson. Yes, I do this too many times and no matter how many New Years resolutions I make that I will not do this, I end up doing it; because in the end it’s what I like doing it. Teaching another lesson on self-regulation this morning and one of these years I’m really going to say “No” more often in my job!!! Who am I kidding, I probably won’t but today is a reminder that I’m still on winter break mode. I just need to get back into my routine. This experience made me a 3 on this scale but after venting here, I’m now at a 1. .
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