Volume 14 Issue 11 January 22, 2019
Jan 23rd-Senior Cap & Gown Pictures
Jan 23rd-PLC Meetings
Jan 24th-T2 9 Week RTI due in Google Drive
Jan 30th-Department Meetings
Feb 5th-KOSSA/Industry Certification Testing Begins
Feb 13th-Faculty Meeting
Feb 14th-Clubs 8:20 - 8:40 Students Without a Club Remain in 1st Block
Feb 18th-Growth Day
Feb 20th-PLC Meetings
Feb 27th-Department Meetings
Mar 12th-Statewide ACT Testing Date
Mar 20th-Faculty Meeting
Mar 29th-Growth Day
Apr 1st-5th-Spring Break
Personal Development--Positive Thinking
Mindset is a set of attitudes, says Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford psychologist, who discovered after years of research that dedication, hard work, and resilience are much more important to growth and success than brains or talents. When we change our mindset to one of growth, we change the course of our lives.
We can do these simple steps every day, quickly and easily, to improve our mindset.
1. Just breathe. (5 minutes)
5-10 minutes of quiet, deep breathing during the day can help us get back on track when stress levels rise, and clear our minds to come up with a better solution or next step to our challenge.
2. Check your thoughts. (5 minutes)
Our thoughts are powerful. They create feelings, which leads to actions and behaviors that determine whether our day goes well. Learning that we can choose our thoughts is one of the most powerful things we can do to take charge of our lives. Taking 5 minutes to make sure our thoughts are positive starts the day off with the right mindset.
3. Write your grateful list. (3 minutes)
Write down five things you are grateful for every day. Try a different list each day, and at the end of the week you will be surprised how this helps your mindset.
4. Set your intention for the day. (5 minutes)
Before you leave in the morning, set an intention of how you want the day to end. It doesn't have to be major. What is one thing you can do that will make you feel better at the end of the day?
5. Turn off the noise. (2 minutes)
Do your morning commute without listening to the news (it's never positive), talking on the phone, or checking social media. Do this for a week and you will find yourself arriving at work in a calmer, more positive and relaxed mindset.