Friday, 7 December 2018

Day 1 of The #5Good2Bad Daily Challenge

The last few weeks have had me in a bit of a tailspin of doom. I have felt under pressure professional and not been able to see the positives at work. This nearly stopped me coming to work but I am one of these resilient people that no matter how annoyed or grumpy I am I always feel the need to do the right thing. I also had a student also tell me about the troubles they are having so I came up with this challenge.

Rules are simple:-
5 Good things that have happened during the day and 2 bad.

My Rationale is that by being made to think about 5 good things it shows you that today was good and only having 2 bad means that there is a space to reflect on them but not take up too much space.

So Day 1 of the Challenge was yesterday.

5 Good

  1. Great crafting evening with my Cubs Group
  2. Helping a Student that really needs it
  3. Learnt how to make pom-poms - never done it before
  4. Finished Christmas Cards for Children's Ward
  5. Had an amazing lesson with my year 9s
2 Bad

  1. Finding out one of my students is in real need of help
  2. The realisation that I can't fix everything.

I also reflected on compliments as I don't think I am as good at accepting them as I thought I was. We are not very good at accepting things at face value and instead of trying to diminish them. I have been really guilty of that but yesterday so many people paid me compliments in various forms, your a good teacher, you obviously have a caring nature, I feel that I can talk to you, have made me reflect on the good that people try and share but sometimes we don't listen straight off the bat.

If you join in this challenge then share on twitter or in the comments

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