Happy New Year teachers! Now that the holiday festivities are over and many of us have returned to our routines and working schedules, it’s time to make good on those elusive New Year’s resolutions. While resolutions have earned a reputation for being unattainable, the beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished in the last twelve months and focus on which direction you want to go in the future. Whether your goals are personal or professional, we want to share some ideas on how to stick to them into February and beyond.
Make smaller, shorter resolutions
Changing your habits and lifestyle can be difficult. While setting resolutions is a good way to make prompt changes, often people fall into the trap of making their goal too big. Goals should be attainable and one way to do that is focus on shorter time periods. For example, if you want to be more active in 2019, instead of vowing to exercise every day for the next year, you can set a goal of exercising two days per week in January. In February, you can assess your progress and set a new goal to push yourself further that month. You’ll feel good about reaching your January goal and have renewed motiv