To take care of myself, I give myself permission to take a moment alone. I have already talked about walking in the morning, but besides excercise it also gives me time to think, process without interruption.
Throughout my day I take other little breaks. Bake something, cook, plant, dig in the dirt, read or play catch with my dog. A little moment helps me get back on track.
There is a lot to take in these days and my mind wonders. Right now I worry about all my students at home. How are you? What are you doing for yourselves? I worry about what is to come? What will school look like in the fall? Will I have in person classes? Will I be home again? Will I be able to visit my parents this summer? What will my sons birthday look like?
My mind is constantly going, so taking a moment to breathe and know that is ok, is most important right now.