Recently, I was privileged to hear Carrie Stack M.Ed., founder of the Say Yes Institute, speak to a large group of early childhood educators. One of her main messages was:
You can’t give what you don’t have.
This is true about many things: money, food, time… But Carrie was talking about energy and enthusiasm – something teachers need. Don’t we all?
Carrie compared us each to a well. When our well is full, we are able to be positive, proactive, and productive. When our well is empty, we struggle to keep up with the day-to-day. Water wells are constantly replenished by water in the ground, but
Each of us is responsible for replenishing our own well of energy.
Are you trying to give out of an empty well? Think of two quick, inexpensive ways you can replenish yourself (even a little) this week.