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 Lynda.com 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?