How will I achieve my #teacher5aday well being? Well, I need to plan. In my teaching, I have a goal, subject success; I turn my non linguists into speakers of a foreign language. I need to apply the same planning rules to myself.
brainstorm issues which will crop up to stop me looking after myself.
- staff absence in my department ..I take on too much
- my inability to say no
- my own inate laziness
i will think about how good the random act of kindness has started to make me feel. What emotions do I link to it? Joy, love, freedom, closeness to my fellow human beings, lack of alienation, a feeling of lightness and fun, excitement to see how the person will react and what my random act will be that day.
i will now take each issue and build on what I have already achieved.
How can I capture that joy, love, excitement and build it into my daily life. How can I treasure it and myself so that, money, time and laziness are but just poor feeble excuse and not worthy of my attention.
I have a success already with my random acts and I feel energised to continue.
I am connecting very well already with twitter, now to keep up the blogging. (Although I fear I have strayed into Jane Austen speak as I have just RE read PP). I think connecting with friends, old friends and family must also enter into my connect section. I will get in touch with Kate, a former PGCE student who meant the world to me. I will write letters not just the odd text.
Reflection and Review
I am already feeling calmer at the start of term. I feel valued. I am doing to myself what I do to others in my team and my classes. I must model how to look after myself to teach those around me to value me but also to value themselves
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