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For the Dedicated Teacher

March 12, 2023

This brief post is for the dedicated teacher.

The teacher who is highly committed in both professional and personal life.

The teacher who places at a premium helping others:

Pretend that I am in front of you, with one hand on either cheek in order to direct your well-intended-yet-distracted attention to looking me in the eyes as I speak:

You must say “no” to some worthwhile, enticing commitments.

You must curtail your involvement in others with the goal of intentionally carving out time in your weekly schedule for rest.

As you think of adding “it,” whatever “it” is, you must say “no.”

You must build rest into your schedule, and you must be intentional about it. Otherwise, the time will get away from you, chipped away minute by minute in unrestful activity that appears noble and good in the short term but in the long term is paving the road to a future heart attack.

It is possible for the mind to be so committed to efficiency and task competion that the mind runs the body into the ground. Literally.

Say “no” to orchestrating your own future heart attack through overwork.

You know if this post is for you.

I know it is for me.

Take care of yourselves, my friends.


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  1. Christine Langhoff permalink

    Sounds a tad foreboding, Mercedes. Hope all is well with you!

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