My new philosophy to break the January blues is to get excited every morning about one thing I'm really excited to teach. Every moment in the morning when I start to think about all the little things that are going to stress me out during the day I force myself to change my thoughts and force on that one lesson I am going to rock that day.
It worked yesterday.
I finished the day with an extra amount of energy and purpose. I loved my job. I loved my kids. It was a beautiful, beautiful day.
I woke up this morning determined to do the same thing. Every time my mind slipped to all that stress I forced myself to think about my interactive writing lesson. I pulled my car into the parking lot, excited and energized. I entered the building with excitement and energy.
Then I went immediately to a meeting.
I am now planning on moving to Australia.
But my plan worked for one day, so perhaps it will work again tomorrow.
I will not give up on this.
January will not win.