THE TRUTH IS…
Sometimes I need a break.
I think I was in middle school the first time I took a “mental health day.” Back then, that involved going to work with my mom and helping her clean a house while I talked endlessly about all my tween angst problems. Have I mentioned I’m not looking forward to the teenage years with my daughter?
Somewhere in high school, these days turned into reading marathons and I’m still doing it. When I need a break from reality, I curl up with a good book. What I probably really need is sleep but let’s not get too crazy.
The other truth is, breaks always get me in trouble. I end up behind and stressed. What I need to do, now that I’m not at the mercy of teachers scheduling exams and projects, is just work in my own time for breaks daily or weekly. Then I won’t end up nearly drowning from overdue work and shouting “We were on a break!”
Do you take breaks?