Have you ever woken up in a funk? I have! Here's an excerpt from my blog post about the first day of virtual school:
"Today was the first day of school for our kiddos, which means virtual kindergarten and virtual third grade. The teachers at our school have done an amazing job preparing user-friendly content that can be accessed by our young learners. The district made good on their promise to issue Chromebooks and iPads to all students. We got a barrage of emails over the weekend with back-up Zoom links, activities to complete if the internet went down or our student portal crashed, and reminders that this is not ideal.
I went to bed last night with low expectations, and a "can-do" attitude. I knew that there would be hiccups, and my night-time brain accepted that. The sun rose this morning and all the Zooms worked. Our internet signal remained strong. Our kids were so excited. Then, there were tears about recess. Then there were tantrums about having to do work when the younger one was done for the day. My mind still said, "We've got this; chill out!" My body said, "Did you want to go through an entire bottle of Tums today, or should we move to something stronger?"
My kids were constantly fighting about small things. I was sad, angry and irritated, and my fuse was short. I have a beautiful, abundant life, and I was in a funk. I think it's safe to say that we've all been here for one reason or another. That's why I created this checklist - 10 easy-to-use strategies for feeling your feelings and breaking free from funk.