At this time of year, many people are thinking about the resolutions they are going to make. As an educator, I usually make my resolutions twice a year: once for January (typical time to make a resolution) and again for September when the academic year starts.

If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.

—– Jill Koenig, Certified Goals Coach

This is what I need to do more of. I tend to get lost in things I am doing – like researching or reading or a project that goes way out of scope. I want to be more productive by keeping on-task and earmarking time during my day to reach my goals.

Goal 1: Read More

Before I had a family, I read every spare minute of my day. Since having a family, I don’t find myself with a whole lot of spare time; however, like most people these days I can always seem to find time to surf social media or Pinterest so there should be no excuse for not reading at least a bit each day! I have a growing interest in books about self-improvement and out-of-the-box pedagogy. I want to dedicate time in my day, at least 30 minutes, reading. In case you didn’t know, I’m an English teacher — reading is super important and I need to practice what I preach!

Goal 2: Learn More

I love to learn and want to dedicate some time each day to learning something new. I love graphic design and would like to know more about creating graphics, logos, and using Photoshop. I’m also learning more about the ‘blogging business’, as I think it’s a cool idea to make some passive income while blogging! I’d like to also learn more about using my DSLR camera. This is a great time for me to take advantage of our access, as all Ontario college faculty and students have free access currently! I encourage you to take advantage of Lynda to learn some new skills!

I wanted my goals this year to be attainable and realistic. Plus, if I miss a day then I can just start over the next day.

Do you have any resolutions this year?

One thought on “The Obligatory New Year’s Resolution Blog Post

  1. Very good point about how we have time for social media yet time for reading falls to the wayside.


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