How did you spend half term? Did you spend most of it feeling guilty for not doing your school week and end up binge watching Netflix? I've been there too and while it may have seemed enjoyable at the time I always felt worse afterwards.
We live in an instant gratification society. If they don't see tangible results immediately most people give up on trying to improve themselves. For me it took huge amounts of faith and once I did see my life getting better there was no way I wanted to go back to where I was.
Think back to when you started university, you didn't expect to get your degree within a week! Yet once we start teaching our personal development is often overlooked - mostly by ourselves. When I had another business in 2005 I first met coaches at networking events. I learned to meditate and started to do deep inner work on myself. My world transformed - not overnight and there is still a lot of work to do - but when I sometimes find myself slipping back into my old habits it is deeply uncomfortable and I don't want to go there any more.
We will fall off the wagon occasionally - we are only human - but instead of beating ourselves up we can get right back on it! Having a coach helps me because they see my potential and believe in me when I don't believe in myself.
I used to think I was the only one who felt like an impostor and it was many years before I discovered that most people felt like that too. I still struggle with my limiting beliefs at times but when I help others transform I know I am doing the world a disservice by hiding away.
If any of this resonates with you and you know that you can achieve so much more then contact us today for a strategy session.
Happiness does not happen by accident or luck. It is a conscious choice. Bad things happen to us all the time and it's not always our fault but so do good ones. The happiest people are happy not because they never experience sadness, grief, loss, fear and because they don't have issues. They have all of those (and often in spades) but they have changed the way they view them.
Our government leads out of fear and if we are not careful fear can filter into our schools. The cuts, teacher recruitment & retention, mental health issues for teachers and pupils are what we read in the media every day. How can school leaders ensure that they protect themselves and their staff and pupils from a growing tide of negativity? Here are 5 simple happiness habits you can put into practice today.
1. Practice gratitude
2. Reduce social media use
3. Adopt an abundant mindset
4. Do nothing for at least 30 minutes a day
5. Get a coach. Contact us today to arrange a free one hour strategy session to help you create a happy school.