I recently took a 12 week break from teaching to enjoy all of the snuggles from our littlest love, as well as fully enjoy that time. I am so thankful to work a job where I can completely dictate my schedule and work as much or as little as I want to. I didn’t think I would miss my regulars and kids as much as a did! I also realized how much I love being awake before the house and not feeling rushed into my day. You can read more about that here: Waking Up The Day. Today I wanted to share how I am getting back into a morning schedule with a three month old and toddler!
During pregnancy I was teaching 2-2.5 hours each morning and had a very consistent schedule of students. I knew starting back I needed to pace myself and start small to see how things went instead of fully jumping back in. I decided to start with one class (25 min) for a week and then build on from there. There are so many factors at play with a newborn including their sleep schedule, having help, your sleep schedule, etc. I will be starting two classes next week and go from there!
I feel like this is so important when starting back up in case things go south. I have been sleeping in my son’s room since he outgrew his bassinet so when I teach I put the monitor next to my husband. He knows that he is on duty if needed so then I am not stressed out while teaching. I also only open classes when he is home!
Since I teach in the mornings before the kids wake up I really have to make sleep a priority and go to bed early. Our youngest is doing well with nights, but it is easy for me and my husband to stay up late watching a show or hanging out. If you are losing too much sleep, waiting until you can be rested is worth it!
Anyone else teach from home?
As always, sending light and love!