I am having a hard time balancing between work and myself. This semester has been so crazy with lecture preps and grading that the last thing I wanted to do is run on a treadmill or take a spin class. I was naive a couple of years ago because I did not understand how people did not have time to work out or did not have the energy. This was a ignorant way of thinking.
I am finding that being a professor is a lot of work. I love the class lectures I deliver, but I have a hard time trying to figure out when do I stop working.
My Mom gave me good advice. She told me to treat work like a nine to five job. Once five hit, I stop grading, prepping, and answering emails like a normal work environment. I can use that time for me.
Go to spin classes or just do some kind of workout. I am teaching a summer session in a few weeks and I am going to try and practice this. My fall semester is going to be rather crazy and I need to practice this.
I hope I can find more time for myself.