Usually on Mondays I get up extra early to grade papers (since the online school week ends on Sunday night for a couple schools I teach for), but I ended two classes yesterday and already graded the final exams. What does this mean? I got to go to the gym at 5am! Lucky me, right? I’m thrilled—it changes my entire day. It means that after I go teach a class this morning, I can grade papers for my other classes, and then go back to teach another class at 2…and then I have the evening relatively free from 3pm on. What should I do? Petra has dance, so we can’t go on a walk—anyone else walk fast enough for me? We do about 6 miles in 80 minutes.
Maybe I’ll read a book, go in the sauna, take a late (7pm—yes, that’s late to me) yoga class, make something fun in the kitchen…the options are endless! I think I’m going to practice being in the moment—instead of planning it out now, I’ll wait till 3:00, and then decide based on how I feel right then. Would that work for you? I usually don’t do that—I’m more of an obsess and plan (and re-plan) type of person. Kids are good at it–they base their actions on (1) their surroundings, (2) their feelings, (3) their energy level. They soak up the inputs like a sponge, and then do what feels right. What a concept!