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At times we focus too much on the myriad of things that we still have left to do or haven’t done, instead of celebrating the many things that we have achieved this year.
At this time of the year it is important to reflect on the MANY things that you HAVE achieved. Think back on the key events that happened each term. Remember the induction of new staff at the beginning of the year, the school events and trips that have been successfully undertaken, the parental concerns that have been resolved, the crisis that have been managed and the progress that has been made on numerous initiatives.
Working in education is NOT the same as working in business. Our work revolves around working with people (and they are notorious for being unpredictable). With the best of intentions our agenda can become ‘hijacked’ by the needs of someone in our school community. This can result in our plans for the day being sabotaged. All of a sudden the things on our ‘TO DO’ list can’t be done.
It is helpful to recognise that this situation is a necessary evil when working in schools. However it is also VITAL to recognise when we are simply procrastinating and doing other things rather than the tasks that we ‘should’ be doing.