Thursday, October 19, 2017
80% of success is just showing up (Woody Allen)
I tend to wander about. I can't sit still. I got the hippy hippy shakes!
Seriously, I find it hard to settle to one task for long. Usually there are at least 3 or 4 plates spinning and so I get antsy.
Then I wander around. It helps!
It helps my thinking. As I wander, I see people and say stuff that I need to say.
I will often go for a walk to see a student or a staff member in their room, rather than call them to the office. It gives me time to run over in my head want I need to communicate.
Wandering gives me a feel for the place. It was a lovely sunny afternoon yesterday and the feel was definitely up (too up for a few girls who couldn't get themselves to maths class).
Some limited exercise comes from all this wandering too. A routine blood test this week indicated I need to step up my wandering even more (literally).
So yeah. The old adage about management by wandering around is really a thing for me.
Sometimes, when those plates get a tad overwhelming I need to get out of the school and go for a walk. Clears my head, puts things in perspective, recharges me.
Now, where are my walking shoes? Liz (my walking coach)? Are you ready to go?