All posts tagged: slow down

When life gives you the sign to slow down

Don’t you feel let down because things are not going according to timeline? You feel stressed. Or you get sick out of nowhere. Isn’t it frustrating when life gives you the sign to slow down? You can’t do the things you want to do. Or you don’t have the energy to do them. Isn’t slowing down sometimes necessary? Doesn’t slowing down the pace of life have benefits? Slowing down lets you take in what you might have missed had you been so immersed in rushing. Rushing, sometimes, in the wrong direction. 8 Reasons to Slow Down Slow down because even if you do things little by little, you still get things done. Slow down enough to breathe. Relax your mind and body. Slow down to free up our plate. Say yes only to the things that bring you peace, joy, and meaning. Slow down because it’s not a competition. You are doing the best that you can. You will always have your strengths. Slow down so that you don’t have to redo things in the …

If You Could Go Back in Time, Would You Do Something Differently?

If someone were to ask me, Ms. A, if you could go back in time, would you choose to be a teacher again?, I would answer: yes. I can’t tell you that I see myself as a teacher for the long run, but the journey to becoming a teacher and later the journey to becoming a master teacher have taught and continue to teach me valuable lessons. Lesson #1: You Can Achieve ANYTHING You Want I sometimes don’t understand why I felt called to be a teacher. I was always the shyest kid in the classroom. If you had told my classmates, teachers, and family that my job would consist of me talking in front of a class full of students all day, some of them wouldn’t have believed you. What’s worse is that some of them even told me so… The whole point about this journey, though, was not to prove anyone wrong. I found that if you follow a dream that seems impossible, you can achieve it even if it doesn’t make sense. …