Last year I posted “Resolutions (or something like it)” and the one that stuck for me was the one word to guide your year. Last year my word was
And share I did. I travelled, tweeted, blogged, networked and had a great year. But I was missing something, my word for this year,
I will endeavour to find a balance between work and family, between doing things for me and for others, between office and classroom. I will do this to strengthen relationships, for my physical and mental health and to become the professional leader I am aspiring to be.
The plan is pretty straight forward. I need to be really present at work and at home. I need to unplug and play with my kids, take personal days and get done what needs to be done. As a family we have bought a membership to the new Multiplex, I am going to schedule in time for a massage and make plans with friends and family that have been neglected. I will reflect and blog (more often) on my teaching and schedule No Office Days to ensure I get into more classrooms!
The last time that I tried to build a habit was when I was starting my 365 blogging project and I had good sucess using HabitForge. The website sends you a daily reminder of the habit you are trying to build. A little accountability to start the year off on the right track.