The school year is creeping up on me. Next week I’ll be running around with that stressed-up-to-the-eyeballs look on my face. In another new assignment with new clients and co-workers. For now, I’m trying to soak in the feelings of relaxation, gratitude, and happiness that are filling me today.
As I’m preparing for the school year, I’m thinking about a few things that are important to me mentally and spiritually. I thought I’d share what was on my heart with you.
Care for the flock willingly, not grudgingly. Sometimes (say…around… February) I get the middle of the year grumps. The paperwork gets to be too much and the actual therapy becomes something I stop looking forward to. These sweet children are entrusted to me and I want to keep my positive attitude even when it’s difficult.
In everything set an example. Working with co-workers. Working with difficult clients. Working with difficult families. I hope to remember to set an example that shows integrity and His love for everyone I meet in my day.
Let your light shine, so they can see your good works and give the glory to Him. Do my best, in a way that gives Him the glory. Be a team player. Be generous. Go the extra mile with a humble spirit.
Don’t give in to worry. Work on decreasing stress and worry. Be present in the moment and do not worry about other problems. Pray about it as much as I talk about it.
Use your gifts. Find my gifts within my team. Spend time and nurture those gifts within a team. Encourage others to nurture their own gifts as well.
As I prepare for next week, I know it’s just the beginning of a long year. The best way for me to beat the burnout throughout the year is to stay mentally and spiritually healthy. I’m hoping these positive prayers stay with me throughout the year.
While you’re here… here is an image I snagged from Pinterest that sums up how I’m feeling. I can’t thank you enough for supporting me during the big Back to School TpT sale. I know most people don’t find a job they love. I, on the other hand, found not only that but a job I can mash up with graphic design/crafting to turn into a second job. I love being able to share with you. I can’t believe where this journey has taken me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your purchases! If I could hug each of you I would!
Ok, tell me how you’re preparing for this year. Do you have goals for the year? Are you praying? Doing yoga? Mediating? Laying by the pool? Tell me what you’re doing to prepare.
If you want to download the PDF of the scripture, you can grab it here.