In this episode of the Teacher Wellbeing podcast, I had a fascinating conversation with business growth coach Lena West about personal leadership and being the CEO of your own life. We talk about what it means to be the CEO of your life, and how you can use the CEO mindset to help support your health and wellbeing.
Lena explains why sometimes we need to reevaluate our levels of self-care and shift out of maintenance mode if there is a qualifying event in our life that means we require more. We also cover boundaries, making life changes and new habits incrementally, and why resilience and reframing are so important. Lena also shares a story of a turning point in her life and how a teacher made a big impact on her, which I found a beautiful reminder of the power we all have to impact the people around us.
“If your needs aren’t taken care of you don’t have the reserves to even consider someone else’s needs because you’re in a deficit.” ~ Lena West
At the start of this episode I also make a few announcements and reminders, including about the second in the free webinar series I’m running called ‘Preventing Burnout: Managing Stress’. It will be on May 8th 2018 at 6pm AEST and you can sign up at www.selfcareforteachers.com.au/webinar
This episode is brought to you by Daniela Falecki’s Teacher Wellbeing Cards. These 52 card give you simple daily reminders to help better support your wellbeing. You can use them in staff meetings to build positive conversations, or have them in your desk as little pieces of advice to help you through the day. Find these cards and Daniela’s other resources at www.teacher-wellbeing.com.au/shop/teacher-wellbeing-cards
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