I kept thinking there had to be a better way. Then it led to a general decision that I suck. I don’t suck. Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed leads to a total lack of rational thought. When you feel that way it is almost impossible to be imaginative and create the solution. Taking a step back gives clarity and let’s you “find the problem” (thank you Christa @ The Little Log Cottage School).
I have felt like that as a teacher, student, and homeschooler. For me, I have two big issues that constantly get in my way: poor time management and lack of organization skills. I find I am better able to cope when I have a grasp of my time management and organization problems. I couldn’t see where I needed help when I was in the middle of it.
Identify your areas of struggle.
I don’t know where your struggles are, but I want to. I wish someone would have asked me when I sat at that desk if I needed support. My wish for you is to know that there are options and solutions to this sense of defeat. One day is O.K., but when those days drag out that is when sometimes the only solution you see is quitting. You don’t have to quit something you love doing. There is a better way, you just need a little help finding it. I want to be that help.
Quick Tip: Use stream of consciousness style writing to find your problem areas. Ask yourself why you feel overwhelmed? What don’t I like about this task? What am I always putting off doing? You will find out a lot of information if you just do a brain dump instead of thinking too hard.
My purpose at The Learning Hypothesis is to help you find that better way, whether you are a teacher, homeschooler, or student. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Learn from my mistakes and let’s create an action plan to improve your situation. I have been in school my entire life as either a student or teacher and I firmly believe I don’t suck. There are still moments, but overall I am pretty good at the teaching and learning thing. I bet you are too! It takes time to develop and figure out how to find your problems (and solutions).
The first step in my journey to helping you is that I need to do a little research (I know, don’t leave there is a giveaway). There is a 5 minute reader survey that will help shape the next year at The Learning Hypothesis. This quick survey will tell me what I need to know so I can help you overcome or prevent you from becoming exhausted, overwhelmed, or even thinking about quitting. I know your time is valuable, and you are probably thinking that I am crazy asking you to do one more thing! If you complete the survey (and include your email), you will be entered to win a $25 TPT gift card or a $25 amazon card (your choice). You can go to the link or fill out the survey below.
Terms and Conditions
This giveaway ends 10.21.16 at 11:59 PM CST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted the following day. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. residents only, must be 18+ to enter, void where prohibited. Giveaway is for either a $25 Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) Gift Card or a $25 Amazon Gift Card (winner’s choice). This giveaway is sponsored by The Learning Hypothesis and is not sponsored or endorsed by TPT or Amazon. Only one gift will be awarded. Email address must be provided to contact winner. You can fill out the survey anonymously, but then I don’t have a way to enter you into the giveaway.