Thursdays start with me banging wooden stakes into the grass to tie a blue rope around, to make the barrier to Forest School. Although I wish I had a ready made fence, the actual hitting of the stakes is quite a good stress buster. I just think of the most annoying thing from work that week and hit away. This week has had its share of annoying things but in comparison to more serious matters in the world they are unimportant.
My word for the year is 'focus'. It is the first time I have picked one and I am not sure if it is for me. I do think of it quite a lot, but only in a 'why did I bother?' way. I don't think I have changed my behaviour, or approach to how I do things. I was quite focussed before on what needed to be done and I still am. This week I was presented with a massive task to complete which didn't exist last week (relating to assessment surprise surprise). I got a bit stressed, then decided to follow my own plan and complete what I had decided to do, and not what someone else had suddenly wanted at short notice. So I did that last night, and I think I will still have time to do the other work. Maybe that could be it-to focus on what I need to do and say 'no', or 'wait' occasionally. Here are some of the things focussed on today! B. with his feather.
Sunlight through reeds.
This lake is near my latest supermarket discovery Morrison's. Behind the lake is the Thames. There are lots of birds. Today there were some cute little black and white ducks.