Reflection and Refocusing this Summer

Thursday, 15th July 2021

Pam Weeden, offers a thought on reflection to help us all after this tumultuous year in the latest instalment of our occasional wellbeing series. Wishing you all the very best for a restful and recharging summer break - see you all in September!

In what has been one of the most challenging years in education in living memory, we have all been tested in ways we could not have foreseen or understood prior to the pandemic. In such times, it is easy to lose sight of what it is that we bring to the table – those talents, beliefs, gifts and qualities that help us make a difference and more importantly, enable us to feel a sense of satisfaction with the lives we are living. When this disconnect happens, we become lost and unfulfilled; the impact on our sense of who we are and our wellness is compromised. 

Over the summer, in those times of rest and in those spaces in between the ordinary, spend some time reflecting on what it is that makes you special, the qualities you have that when you live in alignment with them give you the feeling of a life lived well. Use the time for reconnection and coming back to self. 

"When I stand before my God at the end of my life, I would hope that I have not one single bit of talent left, and I could say I used everything you gave me.”

Pam Weeden is a qualified professional Executive Coach and Mentor who is passionate about leadership development and believe in facilitating the growth of the person and the professional. Throughout the pandemic Pam has offered pastoral support to the Trust's senior leadership team. 

You can follow Pam on Twitter: @PamWeeden
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Reflection and Refocusing this Summer