I decided to start writing about how to survive and thrive as a teacher on Sundays. This isn’t just for foreign language teachers, but for all teachers. Many of us want to continue teaching as a lifetime profession. I will share what I have done for the past seven years. The other day, I found a post on how to feel refreshed after spring break. It is a great post with some wonderful ideas. I definitely took my fair share of naps. I also make sure that I sleep in, but not too much later than I sleep each morning. (Which is even easier when I forget to turn my alarm off!) This always makes it somewhat easier to wake up on time next Monday. Here are some other special ideas for spring break:
1. Go out to lunch! Each day, we eat either bag lunch or cafeteria lunch. Take this time to go out to lunch, and you don’t even have to squeeze photocopying or a bathroom break into your lunch time.
2. Bake or cook a new meal. This is something that I always love having extra time for instead of rushing to put a meal on the table. You can also try to make a few meals in advance to make the week following spring break easier. I love Modern Commonplace Book’s no plan meal plans!
3. Find some flowers to brighten up your house or classroom. I buy my flowers from Trader Joes, and they have them as cheap as $3. You could also pick some daffodils from your yard to add to your classroom. This year, I want to add some succulents to my house.
4. Read! I don’t always have time to read a book, but I definitely have time to catch up on my Southern Living subscription. Bonus points if you add your favorite beverage!
Hope you spend some time resting over spring break!