It’s that time of year: full schedules, full to-do lists; trying to keep up, show up, live up to expectations; rushing a little more, relaxing a little less.
You know the feeling.
Often, they’re subtle changes—choices we don’t even realize we’re making until we find ourselves here: a little more anxious, a little less rested, a little more curt, a little less kind.
Maybe this is the week we give ourselves and those around us an extra measure of grace.
Maybe now is the time to step back, slow down, eliminate the nonessentials and simplify our schedules and hearts and minds.
Because teaching and leading and working from a place of stress doesn’t serve anyone.