Have you ever had a big meeting, get together, or event that afterwards left you exhausted? How do you decompress after being over peopled?
I plan on talking about how the pre-IEP meeting went, but I also want to talk about the importance of not only taking time to unwind, but recognizing the need for it.
I feel like too many people today get stuck in a cycle of rush, rush, stress, rush instead of remembering to recharge their batteries. My husband and I definitely needed to decompress after today’s meeting, heck little miss A needed to let some extra wiggles out too. But we couldn’t go jump in a lake and roast marshmallows afterwards because we had work and kids to pick up soon.
How we processed, decompressed and recharged
- Taco Bell – judge us, that’s fine. We ran into some of mr. L’s school staff there 😂
- Talking – going over how we thought the meeting went
- Resting – the plan was to lay down, little miss A jumped on us and yelled for tickles instead. Love her
- Nap – Husband took a quick nap
- Relaxing bath – little miss A climbed in on top of me and threw toys at my face… but it’s the thought that counts 😜
- Wished I’d taken a nap – Zzzz
How the meeting went
My husband and I felt like it went as well as could be expected. We anticipated 5-7 people, there was 15 (18 including us). Mr. L’s team/ current school seem ready to have mr. L move forward and be mainstreamed. His school psychologist even tried to tie a few goals down and set up the IEP.
The principal at the new school seemed hesitant, didn’t want to set anything in stone, but asked good questions that implied she understood that she was going to have to start lining things up; like staff, training, classroom space, and peer groups. Because mr. L is on track to move forward.
Honestly, today felt like a necessary waste of time. Does that even make sense? All I know is I could never handle politics. I want to get things done, not talk about getting things together.
How do you decompress and recharge? What situations make you want to have some me time? Have you dealt with a necessary waste of time? Let me know in the comments below ✌️