Specialist SEN Solicitor
12th April 2021
Wasting time is not time wasted...
I can't claim that one! I think I read it on a poster I saw once and it resonated with me, like I hope it does for you too.
Unfortunately, we always seem to be in such a hurry to do things and are constantly chasing our tails in the process, or we always seem to be internally telling ourselves that we cannot do this or that as we think of it as unproductive (or 'wasting time'), that we often convince ourselves that we will therefore be losing valuable time, where we could be doing something else more productive and worthwhile.
Well, believe it or not, this is not true! That's because the time that we think we are wasting being unproductive actually usually helps us to relax and refresh ourselves. This, in turn, means that when we then return to doing the 'productive' thing that we were worried about losing time over, we can do it much more quickly and creatively, sometimes even in half the time that we would have taken to do it, if we hadn't taken a break to do something where we thought that we were wasting time!
It's like not making yourself stay up at night to finish a piece of work, but instead stopping at an earlier hour (when you still have energy and can think more clearly to do this) and then, after getting a good night's sleep, coming back to it again afresh in the morning. You will really be amazed at how much quicker you can then do something and how much better it may also be.
Go on try it.
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A QUIET WEEK AGAIN
Whenever I sit down to write my weekly SEN Update on a Sunday afternoon, I review what has happened in the news since my last update and then ask myself what information I can usefully pass on.
But I'm afraid that again, like last week, it has been a bit of a quiet week, so I am just going to skip again to the news articles which I have found of interest (but you can ignore if they are not of interest to you).
LATEST NEWS ONLINE
Here are the news articles that I found of interest:
Secondary school pupils to keep wearing masks after Easter
Schools 'a lifeline to many students' in past year'
£280m for SEND school places and improvements
Pupil premium changes: Useful or just more paperwork?
Where can I find further information?
Again, aside from clicking on the relevant links for more information, I would also remind you of the very useful resources and information provided on the following websites:
- Council for Disabled Children
- Special Needs Jungle
I would also highlight again the fact that you can now get a digital copy of the magazine: Autism Eye which is very helpful to any parents or professionals involved with children/young people with Autism.
Keep safe until next week.
With best wishes