I’m on week two of this experiment that I’ve created for myself, so this week, I am journaling and considering what to change.
Last week, I really appreciated the pause. To be honest, between being sick and getting medical treatment, I was toast. It sounds strange, but giving myself permission to pause was really good. I felt rested and keenly aware of where I lacked or had too much of.
Week Two: Journal and Consider what needs to change
This allowed me to transition to this week, considering what to change. Now, to be very clear, I am not actively changing anything. I merely think about what changes I need to make and journal. This allows me to really hone in on what I need to change instead of just jumping into the change. To really do this, I have mini-goals for the week.
- Personal journal writing each morning
- Work journal writing each afternoon to close out my workday
- Listen to an uplifting podcast each day
- Meditate several times a day
- Get outside!
You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
The hope with this week is that a bit of clarity will help me understand more. I am notorious for making quick decisions because I want to move forward, so taking this slowly is a challenge for me but one I know will benefit me in the end.
One of the biggest things I’m planning and working on is taking all the personality tests and assessments this year (All on February 20th because I clearly was having a day of learning) and working them into a plan. I have a consulting appointment for Kolbe, am taking a class with Jay Shetty on coaching, and digging into my DISC, Myers Briggs, Enneagram, and TypeFinder. I figured if I was going to try to get a doctoral degree, I needed to figure out who I really was and how I worked.
TypeFinder: ENFJ The Teacher
ENFJs are idealistic organizers, driven to implement their vision of what is best for humanity.
DISC Assessment for Work
Based on your responses, you lead with a Drive style, which means that your main focus is on teaching and setting the agenda to get things done.
I’m really looking forward to digging into all of these. The great thing about assessments is the data you receive. If you haven’t figured it out, I am all about data. It helps me learn and process.
What could this look like in the classroom? As we end the year, consider what could change and how that change will add value to your day, career, or student learning.