Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 364 – Work and Play

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“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”

Alan Cohen

You’ve totally centred on my theme of R and R, this week, Spidey, so thank you!

As you will know, from the last couple of posts, I have been working pretty hard, but I have also had to rest, as well.

We’ve had a lot going on at school and there appears to be rather a huge amount happening over the next five weeks of term. So much squashed into this time. We have visits from various individuals, as well as the hovering threat of Ofsted, who are due to pay a visit at any time, too! Coupled with lesson observations and staff having days off, it’s a juggle.

No time to be ill, as most teachers will tell you.

But then, I think back to something several people say. You will always replaceable at work, but never replaceable to your family.

On Friday, I went into work, with an inkling that the day wasn’t going to be good for me. Sitting in my classroom, I was getting ready for the day, and my colleague could see, immediately that I wasn’t right.

So, instead of battling through, because that is what I usually do, I just got things set up, and spoke to my head, who agreed I needed to go home.

I do feel lucky to have a head who is fully family orientated, and understands work/life balance, even though I find myself messaging her to switch off, regularly, too. She knows that if someone is not well, they won’t be able to give the best of themselves to the class and school, or to their families.

I spent the best part of the day in bed on Friday and carried it forward on Saturday, too. No writing, those days, because I was unable to, but, finally, I recognise when I have to switch off.

I’m still achy and a bit tired, but at least I’ve given my body time to recuperate and will continue that, today, too.

So, are you good at recognising when you need to have a break?

namaste

Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Mar 04, 2022 @ 20:55:20

    As soon as I read this, I went to bed and took a nap. I was too busy to realize how tired I actually was.

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Feb 28, 2022 @ 15:37:27

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 20:57:20

    Yes, Sis! Sometimes one needs to break out of the routine. Whats about a little “walking the cat”? I am sure Sonu would like to be guided along the streets he never saw before, and you could take new energy by fresh air. There are so many nice clothes also for cats. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  5. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 20:55:05

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  6. willowdot21
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 19:27:43

    Lol Sis I’m like you I work til I drop 💜🇺🇦

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  7. syl65
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 18:59:50

    Glad you are taking the time to care for you nad recuperate, Sister. We can only go so far without completely burning out 🙏🏽💜

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  8. Steve Tanham
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 18:45:39

    Very wise, Ritu. Glad it worked. What a good Head, to understand and care…

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  9. johnrieber
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 17:40:31

    It was a smart move to give your body a chance to recuperate…helps you mentally as well…good luck with the weeks ahead!

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  10. Jennie
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 15:30:35

    I’m so glad you listened to your body and rested!

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  11. beth
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 14:03:58

    I have definitely gotten better at it, and think It is a process, not an instant change, but as long as we’re heading in that direction, it’s a good thing

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 12:33:18

    ((( Ritu ))) ❤

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  13. Erika
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 11:30:22

    There is such a thin line between both. Those who take their responsibility seriously are likely to overlook the “resting”-part. I am glad you respected your well-being and did not overlook it… at least for this time 😉💖

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  14. Rajiv
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 10:32:52

    R&R is Rest & Rest?

    How’s my friend from Arunachal Pradesh?

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  15. April Munday
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 10:11:55

    I also had to be sent home from work when I was younger. I didn’t want to let anyone down. I was in my fifties before I really learned to look after myself in that regard.

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  16. Books & Bonsai
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 08:59:13

    Sensible move, Ritu… rest well and come back smiling…

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  17. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 08:50:49

    Oh dear, Ritu, I am sorry you got so run down and exhausted. You must take care of yourself.

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  18. Sadje
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 06:44:50

    Hope you are better soon

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  19. Lauren
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 06:00:48

    I typically pushed through when working. I would use my sick days when a grandkid needed me.

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