Phone Freedom: 5 Tips to Free Yourself

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: What is happiness, really? Tips to free ourselves from the stress and constant connection of our phones. Happiness. Ask 25 people their definition of happiness, and I’d imagine you’d get 25 different definitions. To me, happiness doesn’t mean being in a constant state of shoulder shrugs, jazz hands, or guffawed laughter. That’s not what we are chasing because that’s … Read More

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Advice we give our students that we should take ourselves: keep your eyes on your own paper. In this time of uncertainty, our best is absolutely amazing. Today I went for a run.  It’s one of the things that keeps me mentally and physically healthy during this time of social distancing.  It was a beautiful, somewhat foggy morning – … Read More

Happiness is a Discipline

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We must dedicate ourselves to happiness like we dedicate ourselves to anything: with discipline. An activity to help you define and discipline your happiness. How are you always so happy? I get asked this often.  Maybe 3 times a week.  Well dear reader, let me pull back the curtain and let you in on a little secret.  I’m not … Read More

Weekend Happier

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Our weekends are already happy, but how can we make them happier? Ideas to be purposeful in our recharging over the weekend. A few weeks ago, I ran an after school workshop.  It was a cold February day, and since it was a Thursday, most of us were tired.  Downright weary.  Limping toward the weekend. To rally the group, … Read More