There is one word that creates time and balance for teachers. It is the word mindfulness. I know! It can be over used and certainly misunderstood.
This word gets a bad rap. Some, but not all think it is a little hippie-dippie.
I believe it is because there is another word that describes what mindfulness is to YOU.
Mindfulness to me means living in the present or having my head where my feet are. What does it mean to you? If you are unsure keep reading as I have created a worksheet to get clarity on this word and its meaning. It is short and easy to do.
Historically mindfulness comes from an ancient Sanskrit word, which defines the ability to observe things with a sense of bare awareness.
Not quite sure what that means. So let’s look at some of the modern definitions.
- Living in the present
- One day at a time
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
- Be present
- Let it go, let it go
If you are still unsure I have attached a worksheet on “Mindfulness Vocabulary” to help you find the word or words that work for you.
Using words that mean something to you for mindfulness will lower stress, ease anxiety, and bring balance to our home and work life. When we are mindful of our environment, emotions, feelings and thoughts there is space and thus more time!
Also, I am inviting you to join a private Facebook group called “A Teacher’s Life” where we explore topics like this deeper such as social emotional support for teachers, ask questions, and share our lives. Come join us!