Thursday, September 08, 2011
Summer has gone, but don’t worry, fall is here! It brings another school year, which means yellow buses, early morning wake-ups, high school football, exams, homework, and most importantly, new beginnings. This is especially a new beginning for me as the new Communications Specialist for BPS. My name is Thelma DaSilva, and as new member of the Communications team, I hope to share good news and information while also celebrating the great work happening at BPS. I hope that as I share with you, you can also share with the BPS community.
As you prepare to put away the summer clothes and bring out the jackets, remember that this season is the perfect opportunity to hit the refresh button and set new goals and expectations for yourself. Ask yourself: What do I want to accomplish this school year? How will I accomplish this? And then, “Just do it!”
Here are 7 things I usually do when I am looking to re-vamp:
1.) Write goals down.
Writing things down helps you remember the goal. It’s a constant reminder of what you said you wanted to do.
2.) Give myself a timeline.
Setting up a timeline helps you stay organized and keeps you on track.
3.) Share my ideas.
Telling people about your goals allows you to get help and feedback along the way. Feedback is essential when you want to learn what you are doing right or what you may be doing wrong.
4.) Encourage others. The more you give the more you receive. One day you may need encouragement, so give now so you can receive later. It also feels great to do something nice for someone.
Check in with yourself and see if you are where you are supposed to be. Are you working closer to your goals? If not, then it’s time to reassess and change it up!
6.) Treat myself.
When you accomplish a milestone, small or large, it's always good to reward yourself. This helps keep you motivated.
7.) Keep it fun.
Remember that in anything you do, it’s important that you are enjoying yourself and having fun doing it. This makes for a happier you.
Hopefully these seven tips will help you get organized, get motivated and get results. I would love to hear what your goals are or what steps you are taking to jump-start yourself this school year? Sharing is caring, so drop us a note or a comment.