Yes, I realize the profoundness (and somewhat silliness) of this statement.
So it's now 2016. Now January. Now post-New Years, post-Christmas, post-winter break. AND, we're back to school. How the heck did all of that happen? Oh yeah, time. It's constant, continual, and a run-away train.
We are now 3 days in to being back to school. It's always a little rough of an adjustment after being off a week or two--especially given all of the late nights antics, festivities, and fun. We've been blessed to have 2 weeks off, which has been so great and so ripe for the time away. Time to get ready for the holidays then celebrate with friends & family. Time to travel to visit family far away. Time to sleep, time to get caught up, time to step away.
As a person on the constant go, "stepping away" is actually something I'm not always quite comfortable with--and typically not very good at. There's never enough "time" for all of that (she says facetiously)!
Of course, after a whole bundle of days of watching yummy movies on the Hallmark Channel, surfing the Internet, reading actual books, playing card games with the kids, sleeping, and visiting with friends and family, you see that it's in the "stepping away" that it is there that you find the cure. It feels backwards, but that's where the rejuvenation comes from. That's the exact thing you need.
Here are 3 good articles that prove my point:
It's Official, Teachers Must Relax Over Christmas to Avoid Burnout
Christmas Break Seen as Vital to Teachers' Well-Being
Dear Teachers, It’s Time to Reset
Or maybe you need a well-placed mental health day. Even a few hours can truly go far.