A thanks and “Nudging” ourselves

As an aside- this slice of life month is one of my favorites. Last year was my first year and sometimes I found it hard to write. This year feels different in a good way. I am finding a great flow and most of all, I learn so much from the other slicers. I have discovered new resources, mindsets, books, blogs, and podcasts to help me grow. Most of all, I have gained a community that writes and responds in such meaningful ways. Love the little noises my phone makes when I get a comment or a “like.” Thank you community for supporting me in my flawed human condition! Cheers to slicing!

A podcast was recommended to me in another ‘Slice.’ This morning on my way to a scrapbooking event, I listened to a NPR Podcast that was a TED radio show. It takes some great TED talks and put them into snippets and radio form. This one was called simply “Nudge.” It spoke about how taking risks and trying new things helps us grow. I think about this a lot in my day to day. I think about how my day could be so much more enriched if I really focused on giving my students the “nudges” they need. And what about myself? I am a risk taker in many things, but in critical areas of my life, do I take risks or try new things or mindsets that will help me in the long run? There is something to that.

I think I have selective growth mindset. In my professional world, I am all about it. I love trying new things. My dialogue with the student is improving and I am getting more adept at using language that helps them as well. NOT YET is becoming more a part of our day.

In my personal life, not so much. I am stuck in some areas in a fixed mindset. My nutrition and health and my personal finances. I am just not doing what I need to do – not being open to changing my habits and improving. I guess I find in a bit scary- I have grown used to being a bit random in these areas. Not being able to sustain habits for any length of time.

I want to see what I can do in this area. Time to challenge myself.


14 thoughts on “A thanks and “Nudging” ourselves

  1. Selective growth mindset–I love that! I am constantly stepping out in my professional life. But when it’s just me, I don’t want to change, or even consider it. When it’s just me, I feel like I’m in a groove that took years to perfect and I don’t want to challenge myself…NOT YET anyway. 🙂

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  2. A selective growth mindset! Fascinating! I think this is an important additional consideration: each of us may have a growth mindset in some areas, but a fixed mindset in others. Now I’m going to have to listen to that podcast. So glad you decided to slice again this year and that you’re enjoying it!

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  3. I lover podcasts and use them w/ students. I have the NPR Ted podcast on my phone but have not had a chance to check it out yet. It’s time I did. I bet you could find some podcasts to help w/ the personal things, too.

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