Hello There Teacher Friends!
I don't know about you, but in the past, resolutions have been, let's just say, iffy for me. I have had years when I made a super specific resolution and it worked out, and years when it... didn't. I am linking up with Primary Powers to share my one word resolution.
Last year, I did the one little word thing and it was like MAGIC to me. In 2014 my word was BALANCE. I had a few other marginally successful resolutions, but the one thing that I did all year long was bring it all back to my one-little-word.
I wanted to balance my personal and professional lives. Any time I felt compelled to say that nasty three-letter-word, YES, even when I was unsure if it was good for me to do so, I thought of my one-little-word instead. Trading in "yes" for "balance" was challenging and good for me. In 2014, I stretched myself and was able to shift some monkeys off of my back.
In 2015, I am choosing the word FOCUS. I am talking laser-like Jedi focus. Now, that may be the only Star Wars analogy I have in my pocket, but I think I know what it means.
In everything I do, I want to focus entirely on that endeavor. I want to be in the moment and avoid the pitfalls of squirreling, rabbit-trailing, or any other distraction metaphor there is.
Example: I was just really tempted to Google distraction metaphors. That could have been at least 10 wasted minutes! Family time will mean focusing on family. Email, will a hard one. I can tend to be swallowed up by my inbox at work.
Now, I will focus on reading for pleasure:) After all, it is still break and I need to focus on me. I hope you are doing the same, teacher friends!
All of my best,