Last year's word was equanimity.
I had many moments of discouragement and outright failure in 2016, but I think my family, friends, and students would agree that I am more equanimous this year than last. I don't know if it's simply because I'm no longer a first-year teacher adjusting to life in a new country... I don't really care! What matters is I no longer completely feel like a slave to my emotions.
Things that helped:
better planning/organization at work
better habits: I work like crazy at work and try NOT to work (too much) when I'm at home
NOT TEACHING 7th GRADE (ha!)
therapy: identifying and treating anxiety
more sleep (I charge my phone in the living room and bring a book to bed between 9:30 - 10:30 every night)
discussing struggles with the right (positive, level-headed) people
Last year's word leads right into this year's word: wellness.
I don't have any interest in starting a major health/fitness regime, but I do want to establish (and continue) better habits.
continue getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night
actively exercise for at least 20 minutes every day (starting small here)
continue NOT taking my phone to bed
continue limiting work to work hours (as much as humanly possible)
start eating breakfast every day
keep personal spaces (desk, closet, etc) organized
perhaps... blog more? I am trying to decide if some sort of regular journaling would be helpful
My previous years' words/goals tended to be more philosophical, but 2016 wore me out. I am happy to focus on practical actions and hope that leads to an overall sense of wellness.