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The purpose of any activity or resource at The Hive of Wellbeing is to support participants in considering aspects of their lives in a more conscious way. This can provide a more resourceful and resilient inner landscape for participants to respond from in daily life.

The Wheel of Life

This exercise provides a useful reflection on what is working well in our lives, how we have achieved what we have and which areas we would now like to develop further. To make this progress, we will consider what actions, resources, supports and motivation levels we will need.

My Spheres of Influence

We can ascribe far too much or far too little control to others for the impact that they have in our lives. At times, this is not always helpful and resourceful in getting an accurate perspective of what we can do to support ourselves. In this exercise, we can perhaps achieve more perspective on what is rightly within our control, what we are able to influence and what we would benefit from if we simply let go of it.

Identifying Energy Vampires

We can often assume that Energy Vampires are people, but we perhaps could consider this idea more broadly as being any aspect of our lives which drains us of energy unnecessarily. Taking a more conscious approach to what habits, beliefs, actions etc drain us of our energy can support us in making a commitment to employing our energies more productively. Eating an elephant one bite at a time!

Marking Cycle Examples

Every day we plan for the success of our children and young people, but how often do we plan success for ourselves at work? This simple exemplar and accompanying templates provide an opportunity for you to reflect on how you plan your marking and assessment once you have planned the learning experiences for pupils. 

Productivity Matrices

Staying conscious about what we do every day is essential to our wellbeing. Does what I do make a difference? How do I know? We are creatures of habit and as such we can become unconsciously attached to “how we always do” certain aspects of our work. By staying conscious of what is working for us and for our learners, we increase our chances of feeling more purposeful and fulfilled at work.

Creating Enduring Habits

This template allows some self-reflection and goal-setting for the new academic year. Habits are not broken in the mind; they are replaced when we feel the changes in our bodies. Therefore, by visualising and anchoring these good feelings in our minds and bodies we can effectively change how we behave.

Working from home

COVID-19 – A Story for These Times…

I heard a story recently told by Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for The Soul, where he is using an analogy to explain how life unfolds. He says it is similar to going on a journey and you are not quite sure of the final destination and how exactly you will get there, but as you drive your car headlights allow you to see just about enough of the road in front of you to stay the course.
The impact of this pandemic may feel more like each of us is driving with one headlight broken or no headlights at all, with barely a torch to allow us to see the way forward.

In these new and challenging times, trying to get a handle on what we can control and what we have to let go of is really difficult. There is no precedence to this current situation. We may be feeling that we are overwhelmed by the current situation, or fearful, anxious. We may find it difficult to concentrate at times with new overwhelming announcements on the news and from the government being made daily.

I just wanted to share some ideas and thoughts on how we can focus more on what we can control, how our relationship with work may have changed and also on what may have stayed the same. In addition, I wanted to simply share ideas to support our wellbeing at this time. Below are some links to Coaching Questions and Resources to support you at this time. I will add to these each week. Please do email me if you would like a specific resource or support at this time.

Changing Relationship with Work

This is not a normal set of circumstances. These are not normal working days and times.
Some suggestions for setting up at home for your work.

My changing relationship with work (.pdf file)

Changing Relationship with Work (.pdf file)

Dealing With Uncertainty and Worry

Finding some support and using some strategies to support us in facing unknown times.

The Worry Habit – A Mindful Approach 
(.pdf file)

Locus of control (.pdf file)

Dealing With Uncertainty And Worry (.pdf file)

Working in The Hubs

Some ideas to support those working in a Hub School.


Soothing Ourselves in Challenging Times
(Opens a video on The Hive of Wellbeing Facebook page)