I didn't realize it at the time, but I was definitely feeling exhausted when Christmas hit. Teaching is a profession that isn't done when the day ends at 4:00pm and I think that it can be difficult to find a balance (especially in that first year when you're trying to "do it all"). This break has allowed me to take a step back from the classroom and focus on myself... my family... my life. It has also allowed me to work on some of the organizational aspects that I've determined I was lacking before!
Over the past week I have been focusing on organizing certain aspects of my life in order to cut down on some of the stress that is bound to occur once I am in the routine again. Here are two of the main things I've been working on:
1 ) Organizing My Closet into Outfits
- Rather than have my closet organized by type of item, I
began organizing my closet by full work outfits (complete with
- Now I just need to grab a hanger and know that I'm ready
to go for the day!
2 ) Pre-Planning Meals
- The other day I spent 4 hours preparing over 30 meals that
I've frozen and will only need to throw in the crockpot. Don't
get me wrong, I love cooking, but I am beyond excited to know
that supper will be ready when we get home! Plus, spending
four hours of prep for a month of meals works so well for me.
- If you're interested in this idea, I was inspired by this post by
Katie and even got some neat recipes from her.
|Sauces & spices for over 30 recipes prepped & ready to add meat & veggies!|
|Once all the ingredients are in then it is off to the freezer!|
Hopefully these two things will help keep me organized going back into the school-year! What tips/tricks do you recommend in regards to at-home or at-school organization??
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