One of my favourite authors is Maya Angelou and in her book ‘Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.’ She writes about ‘A day away’…
‘We often think that our affairs, great or small, must be tended continuously and in detail, or our world will disintegrate, and we will lose our places in the universe. That is not true, or if it is true, then our situations were so temporary that they would have collapsed anyway.
Once a year or so I give myself a day away……
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops….
When we return home, I am always surprised to find some questions I sought to evade have been answered and some entanglements I had hoped to flee had become unravelled in my absence.
How can Grovelands help you?
In each issue of ‘Inspire’ I will describe a different aspect of our work.
Time management. Do you manage your time effectively? Could you be more efficient?
From my experience of coaching and training people, the topic of time management is a lot more complex than learning to plan and prioritise work. People often become overloaded and unproductive because they do not know how to negotiate priorities with others or even to simply say No at times.
Looking at this topic in terms of managing yourself and your life is often a more constructive way to approach the issues of time management. If you want to discuss this further do give us a call.
Look out for September’s issue of ‘Inspire’ that will get you to ponder the question, Do you practice what you preach?
What does it mean to ‘practice what you preach’? Does it mean you have to be a perfect professional, team member, manager, parent or friend? Are you allowed to be human and make mistakes? The term is often banded around in organisations when managers talk about ‘walking the talk’, but what does it really mean?