These sessions are approximately two hours long. They are relaxed, informal sessions, allowing you to switch off and focus entirely on you. Offered on an individual basis, or you may decide that there are a few of you at work that are battling with the same issues. The personal development sessions are a great way of having a few hours out.
The teachers I work with struggle in the main with establishing work/life balance. Working on your personal development is not only essential for your own self-improvement, but can also help you thrive professionally.
I offer bespoke sessions/workshops which are tailored to your unique circumstances. Some examples of sessions and workshops that I have delivered include:
· The importance of self-care
· Why self-worth is worth knowing about
· Vision boards and goals
· Habits can be changed
· Power of positive thinking
· The art of mastering time management
· How a morning routine can set you up for the day
· Saying ‘No” is a new super power
· Confidence is king
· I’m a new mum and I want to climb the ladder
· How does food affect my mood?
1) Helps you to figure out what you want to do
By carrying out ongoing personal development, you’ll be learning more about your abilities and aspirations.
You’ll figure out where your values, beliefs, and values lie, not to mention uncover a clearer purpose for what you’re doing – both on a personal and professional level.
2) You’ll be able to establish clear goals
By understanding more about yourself, you’ll be able to set clear and well-informed goals.
The hamster wheel of life at school doesn’t allow time to stand on the balcony and reflect on what we truly want to achieve, expanding your knowledge is a great way to help you make good decisions about your future.
Not only will you realise what you do want to do, you’ll also recognise what isn’t working so well and help you to understand boundaries.
3) You’ll be motivated
With clear and achievable targets, you’ll be more motivated to actually fulfil them – especially if you have a personal development plan to track your progress. This will help you to form new habits which enable you to become the person that reaches those goals.
This means you’ll be more productive in carrying out the tasks you set yourself (whether it’s at work, or home) – and you’ll be more likely to complete them to a high standard.
After all, it’s the only way you’ll achieve your goals.
4) You’ll get a better life-work balance
If you’re not feeling fulfilled in your role, or at home in your personal life, allowing yourself some personal development time is a great way to improve your life-work balance and focus on what’s really important to you.
By carrying out your own learning and development, you’ll not only be improving your morale, confidence, and knowledge, you could also be improving your relationships and performance at work – whether it’s to gain a promotion, move onto another school, or a change of career direction.
The 8 week stress buster programme through mindfulness offers teachers ways in which they can reduce stress and improve mood. Training in mindfulness may reduce stress and anxiety and offer improved choices to live a more positive lifestyle.
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