Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go!

I know as a teacher I should be the last person to complain to go back to work. I get breaks and I mostly like my job. Not such a bad life. Still, each time a break comes to a close, I go through a brief funk. It’s hard to let go of the time to write, to do yoga, to sleep, to see friends and family… It requires a shift in my brain to my other self.

Today I went back to work, the kids follow tomorrow. This evening I continued my longest consecutive string of yoga ever. I have been doing yoga everyday for a couple weeks and I am finally beginning to see why instructors encourage this– I feel amazing and am able to do more than I ever have been in the past, (even when I was doing 3-4 days of yoga/week). I share this now in hopes it helps to keep me dedicated. A little reminder to my future self.

I could never bring myself to invest the time or money to go to a yoga studio daily, (especially since most classes are 90 minutes and just getting there/home adds another 30 minutes to my day). However, I recently discovered that watching yoga on Hulu Plus is actually pretty productive, (even if the ads and cheese factor can be annoying). It is the missing piece I needed to break up my studio visits and a nice change of pace from the routines in books.

Coming home to yoga this evening, I realized there really are ways to make life feel more balanced and better after work. Now it’s time for a little tech-free quiet as the last ingredient to my evening… Tomorrow, kiddos, day one of my peace project, and some more yoga!

Student #8 has a happy note waiting on her desk for her day as my secret student.

Student #8 has a happy note waiting on her desk for her day as my secret student.

My room is ready for a new year and 30 happy kiddos.

My room is ready for a new year and 30 energetic kiddos.

And, you get to see my cat play with a toy whale because she's cute...

And, you get to see my cat play with a toy whale because she’s cute and we know she loves yoga too… yes, still.

Happy balanced Monday!

Happy balanced Monday!

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4 thoughts on “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go!

  1. Kozo says:

    Thanks for the Hulu plus yoga link, Olivia. I will try it out tomorrow. Congrats on keeping up with the yoga everyday. I did it for about 4 weeks, but I have been slacking. Too much blogging. haha. Have a great first day back.

    • oliviaobryon says:

      Make sure to hit the button that allows you to see more choices– Yoga Zone has 30+ to choose from and some are better than others. Let me know if you find anything better than Yoga Zone. I like it better than I expected, but it took me a couple tries to get into it. Although, some of the goofy smiling is contagious, so I find myself smiling at my tv, that can’t be a bad thing! 😉

  2. jeffo says:

    As much as we gripe about work and school and the like, there is something to be said for having a routine, isn’t there? Enjoy your students!

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