Down Time

Weight Loss

Teaching is a selfless profession.  We spend all day serving others. We spend our work time, our personal time, and our personal money in the pursuit of helping children succeed. 

By the time 3 p.m. on Friday rolls around…

We are Stressed. 

We are Exhausted. 

We are Emotionally Drained (especially if you are an introvert on top of it all). 

Our brains are done making decisions, and we are seeking comfort. 

Many of us find it in food or alcohol. But, that is usually not conducive to weight loss. Honestly, I can’t call broccoli a comfort food. But, pizza… well, you get my point.

So, when trying to lose weight, you need to find a new form of comfort that will give you that same sense of release without the mindless caloric intake.

Here are some ideas… if you have a great way you spend your down time, please share with us in the comments below!


Read a book

Pool time

Walk or Run

Take a Hot Shower

Drive time

Watch a movie

Organize your space

Spend time in nature


Get a Mani/Pedi

Do Something Creative

Your Favorite Game App (mine is “The Room”)


Action Line:

Make a list for yourself.  The next time you are tired and “hungry”, stop and think about it.  Are you really hungry or is your body craving downtime? Go to your list, and choose an activity.