How many LLs in WeLLbeing?

A sunny afternoon in SATs week. The staff trickle into the staff room for this second of two sessions on resilience and wellbeing. All I can think of is how much they must want to be outside enjoying the sunshine. On the other hand, if they’re not with me, I know from experience that they …

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Great challenge for March.  Let’s share memories.  Recalling positive memories makes us feel good.  In fact, the impact on our brains is similar to the experience itself.  Recalling positive memories stimulates the brain to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is linked to feelings of happiness. You may know that chocolate (as well as dates, bananas …

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It isn’t easy to follow simple advice

I want to share a secret with you: change is difficult.  Well, of course, you knew that, didn’t you?  But if, like me, you always want to find a quick way to make things easier for yourself, you might also have read Kevin Kruse’s recent blog 5 Simple Strategies for Peak Productivity.

Not only are we ‘crazy busy’ as Kevin Kruse says, we’re also bombarded with advice concerning how to combat the ‘crazy’ bit.    One writer after another provides us with top tips to conquer the things that cause us stress.  Often we read and nod, knowing that the advice makes sense.  We may even try it out for a few days, but after a while ‘crazy busy’ takes over and we continue pretty much as we always have.  Why?  Why do we continue to ignore what seems at first glance to be good advice, making our lives more difficult than they might be?

The truth is,  following simple advice is really difficult.

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Developing resilience: begin with the brain

If you read my last contribution to #teacher5aday you will know that my mission is to support leaders to look after themselves in order to increase their capacity so that they have more energy for leadership and indeed for life.  If you think you’re making your best decisions after your 6th cup of coffee and …

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