I already told you about my SLP New Year’s Resolutions. My personal resolution is to be happy. I mean that is really easy A LOT of the time. But sometimes it’s too easy to complain. Life has ups and downs and that’s ok but my goal is to see the HAPPINESS in every day.
My other resolutions are to actually make some dinners (and stop eating bagels and cereal every night) and to drink my recommended 8 glasses of H2O every day.
I love my job. There isn’t any other job I want to do. But sometimes I just want to stay at home and watch Downton Abbey and not work at all! I know we all get tired and then my happy meter tends to drop! Tomorrow when someone asks me “How was break?” I hope I choose to say ‘GREAT!” (because is was) and not “not long enough”. I think about what my teachers, secretaries, and fellow SLPs hear me say at work. “sigh, this paperwork is killing me”, “I just can’t get her to participate”, “is it 3:30 yet?” I know I say positive things too, but I don’t know if I say them enough. So my goal is to be positive every. single. day.
So here’s my plan. I made a SLP Happiness Jar! I wrote 50 positive comments, jokes, quotes, etc. When I’m having a rough day I’m going to pull out a piece of paper and remember to find my happiness.
Let me show you how you can make your own happy jar in just 3 minutes. Gather a jar (my sparkle jars are from the Target Dollar Spot), scissors, and print out my 50 Happy Thoughts Freebie from Teachers Pay Teachers.
The printable includes quotes, verses, jokes, and other ideas for SLPs. Feel free to add things specific to yourself!
Fold those slips in half and add them to your jar!
Viola! Keep your Happiness Jar on your desk. If you catch yourself having a bad day just pull out a slip of paper. Then remind yourself that you’re awesome and turn that frown upside down!
On a similar note, I made myself an empty jar to keep at home. I’m writing down happy moments that happen throughout the year on little slips. When the year is done I can pull them out and reflect on what a HAPPY year it was 🙂
So those are my happy resolutions. I’m wishing you a happy year too! Show me a picture if you make a Happiness Jar for your desk. Just tweet or instagram it with #speechroomnews!
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