Coaching & Leadership Development
4 Tips for a Successful School Year

4 Tips for a Successful School Year

    The new school term has only just begun and I am guessing it’s already feeling as though you have never been away!   The to-do list is just as long as it was when last term ended. There are still a high volume of issues demanding your attention — and you may feel as though you are struggling to keep the feeling of overwhelm away from your door!   There may appear to be so many choices and decisions to make, that it’s feeling hard to know where to begin.   If this feels like you, then here are four simple tips to help you have a successful school year…   1.  Decide on your Priorities and Plan around them   When we’re feeling overwhelmed with competing options, it’s important to take a step back and decide on your priorities and plan around them.  Sometimes, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees and to do what feels right for you, so it’s best to have a strategy that can help you to be both decisive and more effective with your time.   The best strategy always begins with a plan. Without planning, you may end up picking whatever’s closest to hand, whatever’s screeching the loudest, or whatever seems least unpleasant in the moment. Time often proves that when decisions and choices are made under these circumstances, the outcome is often far from what you had originally hoped for.   When we plan, we create focus, structure and order in our minds. As a result, we provide ourselves with a scaffold that will support us to...