It is important to take time to regularly pause and reflect, however when we are busy we sometimes overlook this. Over the last month I lurched from deadline to deadline and forgot to take a step back periodically to assess how I was going. I hadn’t realised that I was becoming rather stressed, focussing on tasks I had not completed rather than what I had achieved. Then I decided to share with you what I have done over the last few weeks and in doing so regained my perspective.
In March I started a course at TAFE, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which will lead me to become a qualified workplace trainer. I have plenty of experience doing workplace training as part of various jobs over the years but increasingly employers are wanting people to be qualified. It was time to do the course in order to back up the experience.
At the same time I was asked to conduct a workshop for historians for the Professional Historians Association of NSW which is scheduled for 18th May. It is titled Social Media for the Cautious Historian – the Basics. Someone working in public relations asked me to provide them individual coaching to help them learn how to use twitter effectively for their work. I am also now one of the tweeters Professional Historians Association of NSW (@pha_nsw) and look after the content management system for their website. Continue reading