If you are anything like me...every once in awhile the demands of life become overwhelming! Job, school (taking classes), family, pets, friends, clubs and/or organizations...all fighting for the little bit of free time we have or have carved out for ourselves! UGH! Grrrrrr!
Just remember that as school counselors we wear many hats, both professionally and sometimes personally (as we try to assist our friends and family with their problems), therefore it is important that we take time for ourselves and do what we can to recharge our batteries.
I like to drive or walk around the house in complete silence. Take Onyx for a walk. Sometimes, yoga, a cup of hot tea, surfing the internet, Reiki or even watching movies where I can totally lose myself and follow story lines where someone else has problems in their lives! Oh yea...and I forgot to mention shopping...LOL...
Whatever your means of self-care are, do it! Always take sometime for yourself. We are no good to others if we cannot be good to ourselves.