8 Ways Successful Principals (and other educational leaders) Stay Healthy.

  1. Great Organizational Skills: Begin the day with priorities, and a list of TODOS. Do the most difficult first.
  2. Delegate: Share the work load with others, and nurture budding leaders.
  3. Let the Criticism “roll off”: Just “smile and wave” 🙂
  4. Reflection: This is a must! Make time for quiet reflection throughout the day.
  5. Sense of Humor: IF YOU DON’T HAVE THIS–RETHINK YOUR VOCATION.
  6. Connection with Peers: This can be done through your PLN (professional learning network) or other educational leaders within your district or region. Schedule time to meet with them regularly.
  7. Be Flexible: Walk away at the end of the day. You’ll never get it all done.
  8. Stay Active: Get outside, go to the gym, keep moving!