I was tense and wound up after a chaotic day at school today. I knew when I walked back into my room this afternoon that I needed to do something before I headed home. So I fired up a good playlist on Spotify and took a bit of time tonight to clean off my desk, tidy up my room, and put things away.
I packed up a suitcase of my son’s picture books to bring home. (We had stacks of them everywhere for the trip to the elementary school.)
I can see the top of my desk again. And the big table at the front of my room. And the table by the windows.
I put stuff up on my bulletin boards that I had intended to put up a while ago.
I knew I’d done enough when I felt a sigh of relief. So I packed up my papers to bring home and grade this weekend and headed to my car.
I know that the time I took to do this will pay off in a big way next week when I walk into my room.