• Nadia Ballantine & Carol Lynch

We Have A Choice

Many of us had good intentions from the lock-down period for re-evaluating what is important and changing our work habits.

Down the track as you look back what have you achieved? If you have made the changes you planned for, well done! Stop reading now.

If you’re like many of us and are yet to form new habits, here are some concepts to consider as you reflect, in preparation for the new term ahead.

It’s down to each of us. We have a choice; about how we think, how we respond, how we spend our time. The only permission you need is your own.

3 tips from us

1. Enter conversations with the intent to listen - not to fix, solve, take it on yourself or to judge. Choose your mindset.

2. Stop worrying about what other people think because you will never really know. You can only control you. Quit telling yourself stories that just aren’t true & have no evidence.

3. You’re in charge of what you do and don’t do. Give yourself permission to prioritise and place boundaries around how you spend your time.

If you want to work off-site for a day - do it. Refer to point 2 above!

If you require extra support - talk to the right person about it. Refer to point 2 above!


“It’s more comfortable to believe that things, people & tasks are the cause of our overwhelm”.

“Thoughts become stress”.

1 question

In the words of Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit & The Advice Trap…….“what’s the real challenge here for you?”

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed that is not faced.

Best wishes for term 3.

Carol & Nadia

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