Do you want that excitement and joy you felt when you entered your first classroom? Do you want true and lasting happiness as a teacher? It’s all about using your natural creativity, daily gratitude, and joyful activities. So, I created the perfect downloadable daily journal to guide you.
Natural Creativity. Our human brains have left and right spheres. Using both sides creates balance and happiness. Our right side brain controls creativity, focuses on our connection to others, and processes visual images. When we teachers create lessons, build beautiful bulletin boards, and connect with our students, we are in the right side of our brains. Try drawing or doodling and use this handy daily planner page to guide you.
Joy is really all about practice. The brain is a muscle, kinda. It’s your choice whether to have more fun or not, to be happier or not.
Daily Gratitude List. Taking just five minutes each morning to consider what blessings you enjoy will heighten your awareness of the simple abundance around you. All the sweet smiles, giggling laughter, and rainbow drawings that decorate your days as a teacher will mean even more to you as you pause to appreciate them.
Joyful Activities. We easily forget many sources of our happiness. And even if we know exactly what brings us joy, we can forget to do those things regularly. Using the daily guide, write down things you are going to do today to bring you joy.
A printable resource is not the answer to balance and happiness–not without you! The activities you do every day change your focus and your brain, creating habits that will bring and sustain your happiness throughout your life.
Be silly. Be present. Be grateful. Be teacher.