So, it’s the last week of the school holidays. Those teachers among us understand the inevitable pull between the conflicting messages that my brain is sending….my left practical (hardly ever used) side is yelling at me like a drill sergeant. “Get off that arse full of Christmas cheer and New Years champagne and get sorted!” I should be in at school. With only two more days, I really should be in at school. But, on the other side of the chocolate coin, with only two days left, I really should be down at the lake with my kids! The right hand, creative, airy fairy, emotional (and ridiculously overused) side of my brain is telling me to stay in bed, watch Netflix with the kids and take advantage of those last few days of just being Mum.
The right side usually wins.
This morning I compromised. I stayed in bed, but pulled out my laptop and got onto Pinterest. Again, those teachers among you realise that this is an essential part of programming, classroom setup and…..procrastinating. Lots of beautiful things popping up….amazing classroom door designs, hair cuts/colours/styles, healthy recipes containing quinoa that get pinned but never made, when a quote pops up that makes me laugh.
“16 Things Successful People do on Monday Mornings”
It was insiprational! They wake up early, they exercise, they arrive early, they visualise the week’s successes…..and my favourite, ‘They add a blanket of humanity to their emails.’ If you need to add a ‘blanket of humanity’ to your emails, there is something seriously wrong!
Why had I not thought of these things before!
All of this time, I had thought I was being successful…..just by getting out the door.
They should rename this list
16 Things Successful Single, Childless People, or Those With A Full Time Live In Nanny do on Monday Mornings.
It made me think about my own list. What do I need to do on that first day back to ensure I am a success. So I made up my own list…..I hope it helps!
16 Things Successful Mums do on Monday Mornings
Are you out the door with moderately presentable offspring, looking some what appropriate for work? Is everyone, except you fed, washed and dressed?
YOU ARE A SUCCESS!