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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer Laziness Points System: Reward Yourself

While I know not all teachers are on summer vacation right now, I am. And believe me, I am enjoying every minute of it. My laziness has definitely been out in full force. Of course, part of me feels guilty for sitting around instead of working. I sometimes have this overwhelming need to start planning for next year already. (That's when I spend an hour or two on Pinterest.) But most of me knows that teachers need to recharge over the summer. After all, we worked very hard over the past 10 months. We've earned this. So this summer, I've decided to start a teacher laziness points system.

Here's how it works:
Every time you complete one of the following relaxing activities, you earn a certain number of points. Feel free to add any of your own relaxing activities to this list.

*5 points for every cup of coffee you drink (Give yourself an extra 20 points if you go out for coffee with a friend.)
*10 points for every t.v. show you watch and 30 points for every movie you finish (After all, who has time to watch whole movies during the school year?)
*10 points for every time you order take out or go out to eat instead of cooking a huge supper
*15 points for every book you read this summer

*15 points for every half hour you spend doing something just for fun (like coloring, knitting, gardening, scrapbooking, or any other hobby)
*15 points for getting a manicure or pedicure or both
*20 points for every morning you sleep in past 8 (You've also earned another 20 points for any night that you manage to stay up past 10:00.) I have a child that likes to wake up at 5:30 every morning so I will never earn the first 20 points, but I may manage to stay up past 10 some nights this summer. 
*50 points for any project that you keep meaning to do but never seem to have time for
*100 points for a family vacation or road trip

Remember, you've earned this lazy, relaxing feeling. So instead of spending all summer planning for next year, let's spend our summer reveling in our laziness instead. 
(For even more fun, you could treat yourself to a reward for every 100 lazy points that you earn. A Starbucks or a new book would be my rewards of choice, but you can come up with your own rewards!)

How many points have you earned so far this summer?

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