It’s true that in school administration is not an easy gig. The number of tasks required can be overwhelming some days, and then you look at your desk and realize that you did not accomplish anything YOU set out to do that day. The workload can provide cause for one to hibernate and live in the office for much of the school day.
I am fortunate that I have always had this “urge” to get out of the office and go walk around the school. I find I can only focus for a period of time at my desk and I need some kind of movement break. It seems that I need this break more often as I get older. However, I use these walks to accomplish a variety of other tasks, or to connect with a teacher or student. In some way, I try to be visible in our school. This is probably why I do extra-curricular and blog as well.
Granted, there are times when one has to knuckle down and if necessary, close the office door and get specific tasks done. If the door is open most of the time, then that resonates positively throughout the building.
How visible are you in your building?