When I began the journey of blogging I set out to give teachers a monthly goal area to tackle and make changes in. I believe that if we focus on one are, instead of trying to change a million things at a time, we can be more successful and concentrate our efforts more effectively. Thank to the amazing group of bloggers and TPT creators, this monthly guide is able to be shared with you! Let’s get started.
If you’re new, I have talked about what 180 Days to Happy is. I explained how important it is to set goals, how important self-reflection is, and I even told you how to get organized and gave you $10 to get started so you can continue to progress! Now let’s review how it ties together and rediscover how this site will support you as we move through the next month of 180 Days to Happy!
First, Decide what your Personal Truths are. Be honest with yourself and tell your truths. For me, I think of this as my personal 10 Commandments. I won’t list them all, but some of mine are
- Give more than you take.
- Don’t second guess yourself.
- Take a step toward the goal, big or small.
See how that works, these are things that no matter what, I will aim to do through my actions and words. Nothing too lengthy, but I know that these are the things I will continue to live by. This is an exercise in just writing things down and believing in yourself. Don’t second-guess yourself when developing your personal truths, just do it!
Next, pick a growth area. This won’t be hard because we’ll do that for you! Each month we will focus on one area of our life that we will work on in order to build our happiness on solid ground. Our first month’s area is Organize. This may mean anything to you, but it’s about setting things in order!
Third, set goals. Perhaps it’s your classroom as you enter this upcoming year, beginning this school year with a new system of doing things, or maybe it’s something at home that you’ve been meaning to get to but just keep putting it off. Set a goal and write it down. In fact, I admonish you to pick three goals and make them something that will truly begin your day in a more organized way!
Lastly, reflect. As we move through each month, you’ll need to stop and really think about the progress you’re making. Had a bad week? It’s ok!!! Stop, reflect and make a plan! We, as a group, will be here to support each other and make it a supportive act as we reflect and redirect our energy.
This month’s growth area printable is a collaboration between Jasmine of Buzzing with Mrs. McClain and 180 Days to Happy. As we focus on Organization, don’t forget to think outside of yourself and really dig deep to organize. I will post throughout the month with tips and tricks to help you along the way. This download is a good tool to get you started and really planning before you begin. I’ll be back to share my My Action Plan, but review these old posts September and August for ideas!!!
Let’s make August AMAZING and organize together. Any tips you swear by?