One thing I have done since I started my full-time job almost two years ago is work on my part-time job on my lunch break on the days I’m working at home. That usually means that I scarf down my lunch, then spend the lunch hour on my personal laptop working.
Talking to the therapist about things I can do to take care of myself, I made the decision last week that I am going to start actually taking my lunch break two days a week.
On those days, I am going to do something for myself. Read a book, take a short nap, sit outside, etc.
I have worked at this part-time job as an online instructor for child development classes for five years this month.
This year, I considered giving it up, but since I now have a car payment (thanks semi driver), I decided it was wise to keep it, at least for another year. I did get a small raise, which I am thankful for.
Also, I love the fact that I am helping early childhood educators meet their education goals.
But taking care of myself is important too. My health has suffered a lot since the wreck in March, and it’s time to take control and get it back. I have been sick more in the last 6 months than I have been in the last several years combined.
So here’s to focusing on my health and wellness!