Today I attended a conference. I LOVE conferences because they remind me of how passionate I am about children, play and how important play is in a child’s growth and development. If I were to get started on this particular topic I could talk for ages about it. But I won’t. I’ll save that for another day.
Today, an American guest speaker was there and he was super inspiring but he said something, kind of related to Early Childhood but most definitely related to life. Not just mine but everyones.
He said “Take a breath”. It seems a simple, silly, obvious thing but I feel like we really need to be reminded of this as we go through the ups and downs of our lives. What he was saying is true. Early Childhood is an emotionally draining career, we are required to drain ourselves to fill up the children in our care and that can take it’s toll.
For those of you who don’t work with children, you may not understand how much of ourselves we give each day. And this can cause us to become burnt out quickly. I am just so passionate about children and I cannot think of doing anything else! I would hate to became burnt out and not want to do it anymore!
Now I know that Early Childhood is definitely not the only job where people can become stressed and want out! But today I was reminded that we each need to take time for ourselves and TAKE A BREATH! That way we don’t become as stressed and can deal with it better when it does come our way. Coz unfortunately it will!
This is so super dooper important for us as humans! We need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others, and isn’t that what it’s all about? Looking out for others?
So find something that relaxes you, rejuvenates you and refreshes you. It might be reading a book, going outside, going for a run (I cannot relate to this one but I’m sure it works for some!), drinking coffee or being creative – and do it!
Make some time, 5-10 minutes, every day if you can to take a breath. Let’s make it our mission to become the best person we can and spread that light that shines out each and every one of us around!!