December 19, 2011

First Day on Christmas Break

It's my first day on Christmas Break and I feel like a kid again.  I'm trying to plan out my day already: Hmm... Let's see... watch a movie?  Play a video game?  Both of those at the same time?  I could always play with Legos? Or maybe I could break out the Hotwheels?

Honestly though, I've had enough of these breaks now to learn a few lessons:

  1. Start the break off right by continuing to read the Bible.  (So often that seems to fall to the wayside along with the work schedule.)
  2. Plan the downtimes a little bit better.  Time flies by so fast when you are simply browsing the web or browsing tv viewing choices.  I don't think that I need to continually have productive things to do, but when there is downtime, I feels so much better when it isn't nothing time.
  3. Relax.  Being a full-time teacher and a full-time pastor can add to the stress level, more than I realize sometimes.  I need to let all of that flow off to the side and not worry about it.  It will be there, but it doesn't do any good to keep that stuff scrolling through my thoughts.  With that in mind though, it leads me to my next point.
  4. If there is some job to get done for school, get it done right away.  The longer I wait to grade a final or work on a project, the less motivated I become.
Well, that's where I am at.  Going to start on #1 right now.