Recently the Headmaster’s ‘Challenge of the Week’ was a quote by Muhammad Ali, “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” I really liked this quote, it made me stop and think. It made me think about not worrying, a good reminder to stop counting the days until this or that has either happened, might happen or may never happen, or until this or that gets done and instead start focussing on making each day count as it is happening – giving your best in the moment.

Last week was Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Week where we also considered taking some time out to be peaceful and to stay in the present moment rather than thinking about the future or the past. Practising this can really help with anxiety especially around exam times. I encourage everyone to focus on revising, enjoying their revision and seeing what they can learn rather than worrying about their results. Try to set achievable targets that push you a little bit – you can only do your best!

Life may not go to plan sometimes or the way you think it should, but trust that things are happening for your good and focus on what you can control and let go of the things you cannot. Try counting your blessings and being grateful rather than counting the days.