As I transition and adapt to my new job, I am learning and realizing more about myself than I had realized I would - for example, I have always been an idea person. I love to brainstorm and collaborate on new ideas and I love to be a part of putting the ideas into practice. The flip side of this is that I'm not fond of missing out on opportunities to collaborate, and I don't like to say no. It only took a week straight of not having time to eat lunch for me to realize I need to carve out time to eat each day...or it might not happen (lunch and prep are great times to meet and collaborate with classroom teachers!). Did I mention I'm an extrovert?!
So, I'm striving to find balance.
A balance between time to collaborate and time to work, create, and complete tasks on my own. A balance between saying yes and saying no -- or, maybe, I can't at that time.
Balance between learning and reflecting;
gathering new ideas and implementing;
big ideas and the details.
The hardest area for me to find balance has been in setting limits with work after hours to honor the time I want to dedicate to my home life (I love to cook, but haven't been able to during the week for a while....and there's been a mounting pile of laundry staring me down for the past several days...). I am striving to find balance.
How do you find balance? How to you maintain it? Is there an app for that?
Thanks for sharing your ideas and comments below!