Connecting with the real you
When we’re in the thick of it at work we often find ourselves being pulled in different directions, with different demands on our time and energies. We are different things to different people. We rarely have time for ourselves.
So when your holiday comes around, who do you become? What’s your default position? And is this the real you?!
Do you prefer a more relaxing time?
Or is it all about quality family time?
I tend to go for a mixture of all 3! I like my “me time” – where I reflect on the past few months, what I’ve achieved, and where I want to go next (business; health/well-being).
I also like to reconnect with what’s important, my values, and ensure that these are being catered for in my plans for moving forward.
I usually combine this with being out and about, going places I’ve never been before, taking photos and soaking it all up.
New experiences feed the soul. Love this view we discovered recently of Chatsworth grounds from a ‘secret pond’ we’d never have discovered had we not been walking the dog nearby.
Sometimes you don’t have to go far to discover something new!
Quality time with family and friends is also high on the agenda around this time. I always enjoy my trips to visit family – spread all over the country from the NE to Poole in Dorset. Recent experiences have nailed home that life is short, and we should both embrace it and have no regrets.
I feel that I connect more with the ‘real me’ when I am having a break … I have more space to reflect and plan.
What about you?
Thank you for taking time to read this blog.
I’m Debbie Inglis, a performance coach, mentor and trainer, working with Heads, Principals, School leaders and their teams to maximise leadership performance, create more effective, confident, and motivated teams … in a way that brings out the best in you.