As Educational Leaders we are bombarded with "got a minute" and fires to put out all over the place. You MUST find time to block out the noise.
🎧 Here is how you do it:
1️⃣ Tell your assistant that you will be behind closed doors for the next 10 minutes and should not be disturbed unless of a TRUE emergency...think medical or fire emergencies only.
2️⃣ SHUT off your radio. YES, I did really say that. The school can function for 10 minutes without you having to hear about it.
3️⃣ Put your phone on silent. YES, I did really say that too!
4️⃣ Sit down with the bottom of both feet on the floor. Oooohhh, it feels good to be seated....🪑
5️⃣ Close your eyes
6️⃣Take 5 deep breaths to reset your nervous system...breathe in for 4 and out for 4.
7️⃣Open your eyes, do you feel more focused?
If yes, take the remaining minutes to think of positive things in your life.
If you are not, then repeat the breathing technique while focusing on the breath and counting.
In friendship, love and leadership,