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Taking work home

Miss C

Senior Member
As much as I possibly can, I try to keep my work at work. I get in at 6:20 in the morning, and often stay until 4:00 in the afternoon. Whatever doesn't get done there doesn't get done. Anyway, report cards are due in the office by noon Tuesday, and I almost brought them home to work on, but then I decided not to. Well, then I got to thinking about how much I bring my work home with me mentally. I'm forever talking about what this one said or did, what this one's needs are, etc. So this weekend, I've decided not to talk about school, think about school, or do work for school. I never realized just how much it's a part of me! I've broken my rule twice already, and this morning at breakfast, I was almost completely silent. Everything I thought of to say had something to do with school. Anyway, I think this will be good for me. I may start doing it every weekend! I'm sure my friends and family will be glad! :rolleyes:


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Bringing Work Home

Most of us can definintely identify with the way you are feeling. I think that teaching is one of those professions where you bring work home regardless of whether you want to or not. Like you said, there have been weekends where I say to myself...."I'm going to relax!". But, while I am relaxing I get thinking of a game that I wanted to put together or searching for a lesson or something! So...instead of relaxing I end up thinking about it anyways! In the long run, I think to myself that it would have been better to just bring the work home, complete it and be able to relax without worrying about it! It seems to be a "catch 22". It sound like you are doing a great job handling it!