Educators, how do you summer without stagnating?

Post date: 2022-05-19 06:04:35
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Educators of Metafilter (and other who have chunks of time off): How do you balance summer relaxing with getting things done? I am at the start of summer break and trying to come up with a plan that will help me accomplish some things this summer. If you have a job that gives you chunks of time off, too, what strategies have helped you use your time well?

In previous summers, I find it very hard to do much during the day without the structure of the school year. I spend the school year thinking, "oh, I can do that in summer" for lots of household and life tasks that are hard to fit in to evenings and weekends. Then, when summer arrives, I end up wiling away hours in the morning, drinking coffee and looking at the news, then feeling like it's silly to start a project just to have to stop for lunch. I end up spending a lot of days doing little things, such as laundry, but not feeling like I have much to show for the precious summer time I'm spending.

I don't think this is coming from a puritan work ethic place of feeling like I need to be productive every second of the day. And it's not usually about dreading the tasks themselves, as many of them will be enjoyable, or at least the result will be. It's more about the formless freedom that slips through my fingers so easily.

If you have a job that gives you chunks of time off, too, what strategies have helped you use your time well?
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