Kathy,Thank you for sharing this! Those "to-do" lists can be cumbersome. I like how you stated that you carve out time for something that brings you joy. I'm going to make a huge assumption, but I feel that most, if not all of us, get consumed with the to-do list and we work and work and sometimes the true joy may not be fully there. But, you described how you purposely carve out time for those joyful things and I think that's important for all of us. Thank you again for sharing and I can't wait to see what others post.David
I just started a new 'thing'. Each day when I get to work I select 3 things: 1) the One, 2) the Frog, & 3) the Mindset. The One is the thing I want to get done. The most important thing for me that day. 2) The Frog is the thing I dread most to get done that done (you know, that 'thing' that never comes off the to do list until it is almost too late). It comes the from the saying 'Eat the Frog'. If you do the least desired item on your to do list (the frog), the day can only get better! 3) My Mindset for the day. Do I need to be creative, organized, in charge, a good listener, etc., today?
They are all variants of mindfulness/awareness but I find it helps me get a mindset and feel accomplished.
Today this was my One. I have been wanting to respond to one of these posts for months. My Frog will be grading reports (next up on my list) and my Mindset is OPEN...I am open to the thought processes of my students and how they came to these conclusions.
Have a great day.
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Thank-you for sharing, Jennifer! This is a great tool for quick prioritizing and attitude adjustment to get ready for the day. Truly a useful tip.
Alison A. Lemke, M.A., M.P.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS
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I would 2nd that! This is such a great way to think about the day. I will be sharing this with my colleagues in my work setting for sure! Thanks for sharing your idea with us.
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