So I thought I'd take a look at my goals from last year and see how I did and then share the direction I'm heading in 2017. These were my goals last year:
Teachers know that helping students set goals will raise student achievement. So I asked myself if my personal goals would help me be a better teacher. When I took a close look at my personal goals, they centered around my teaching career.
Why do I want to get more rest? Because I deal with seven to 8 classes a day and 200+ students every day and it takes ENERGY that doesn't come in a can.
Why do I want to get fit? So I can handle being on my feet all day and doing folk dances with my 4th graders.
Why do I want to simplify my life? Because I want to have the energy to make and create music.
Why do I want to be serious about my blog and my teacherspayteachers store? Because I want to help other teachers and share my talents--make the world a more joyful place.
So, my goals for 2017 are the SAME as my goals for 2016 because they will help me be a better teacher.
Get Rest: Getting enough rest is really difficult for me. I always have too much to do and try to cram in as much as possible into every day. I'm keeping this as a goal for 2017. I'm establishing a better routine for the evening. Now I work out, do a little bit of online work, clean up and then take a really hot bath and go straight to bed. I have a dear friend at work who gave me the bath tip. It really works. Once I come out of the tub, I'm ready to sleep.
Get Fit: I am much more fit! I lost 35 lbs and am back to my "happy" weight zone. I have had to buy all new clothing. It was really hard for me to give away the old clothes and spend the money on new ones. I really struggle with getting rid of things because in my head I think, "I can use that for something". This year the goal is to lose 5-7 more lbs and to get stronger!
Get Serious: I've been pretty serious about my blog and TpT store-but there's always room for improvement. The more feedback I get from you, the reader, I'm better able to create things that really do help you in achieving your personal goals. This gal looks pretty serious-but she also has a look of fun about her and a great smile. People love it when you smile. So smile and be serious about your intentions.
What are your goals for 2017? How did you do last year?
I hope you'll share them with me! I'd love to read how you're doing.