Big Idea: We've all had those days when just getting out of bed seems like tooo much...
…When going through our daily routines seems monumental. It happens.
When our kids were little, my wife and I viewed our days as happening in 4 stages: morning routine, work (we were both teachers and then administrators), after school routine, and then school work. Wash, rinse, repeat. It seemed endless.
Nothing is permanent, however. As my mom always reminded me, “This, too, shall pass.”
Simply showing up is sometimes the best you can do. It usually seems, however, that once you start moving, momentum takes over, and it’s all OK.
When you’re stuck, try one of these techniques:
This week, try this: When you need to refocus into the present moment, try picking up something and spend 30 seconds really studying it with all your senses. Find details you never noticed before. What does it sound like when you flick it or drop it on your desk? Try closing your eyes and really feeling it with your fingertips.
Quote: "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." (Brene Brown)
Resource: Let’s Dance! Get Your Students Moving Another great article by JumpStart reader Kristin Rydholm. She writes, “I bring up the benefits of dance breaks not as models for music and movement instruction but as celebratory events that address physical and social and emotional needs.”
Dad Joke: Don't throw sodium chloride at people. That's a salt.
(The science teacher in me couldn't resist!
SEL Coach Matt Weld creates and delivers in-person and online SEL-related content.