Breathing Space

small boats anchored in Findhorn Bay at low tide

One of the many things I’ve learned in the past 18 months is that you don’t have to be travelling all the time to be, and feel, busy.

Working from home, there are thankfully many clients to serve and even more events to deliver. My virtual work tends to be in smaller chunks, with a heavier cognitive load for all of us.

That makes it even more important to stop and give ourselves some breathing space. Those couple of minutes between virtual meetings to gather our thoughts before the next one. Making the odd gap in our schedules to change state, relax, or simply be.

Working on the road often provides natural moments for breathing space. It is an equally good idea to create these when we are working virtually.

Of course, breathing space is good for our health and mental fitness. It also boosts our productivity – how often do we find our best ideas when we stop and allow our thoughts to drop into place?

Today’s breathing space was a walk and coffee at Findhorn Bay.

Where and how do you have your breathing space?

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.

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