Thursday, June 06, 2013
After 20 years of teaching, I finally feel that I am able to be purposeful in what I ask the kids to do. I have a reason for every lesson and am able to convey that to them. I, then, feel very mindful of how the lesson went, who needs more help, etc. Believe it or not, as a new teacher I was not able to do this well. Now that I have figured this out for my professional life, I wonder why it has taken so long to connect it to my personal life? I feel very purposeful in what I now envision for my new healthy lifestyle. I have a purpose for working out. I have a purpose for eating healthy. I have a purpose for subtracting as much stress from my life as possible.
I am still working on the mindfulness part. While I have come a long way in this, even before Spark People, I realize that I still have a long way to go. To be mindful and connect it to being purposeful is difficult. My new goal is to focus on my mindfulness on what I need to continue to do relating to my purpose. As a former friend and principal still keeps telling me, "Monitor and adjust." My new motto!