The power of doing nothing
28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 27
How often do you do nothing?
We lead such busy lives, we rarely find time to switch off, take time out, unwind.
Perhaps a more important question to ask is: What does “doing nothing” mean to you?
For me it’s about one of 3 things:
- time out for reflection, usually about my coaching or my business
- time away from what I’m doing because I’m stuck with an problem and need a break from it
- resting time to recharge the batteries (mentally as well as physically)
The benefits I find are clarity of thought, ability to find solutions, being more creative, and having more energy.
My “nothing” usually involves going for a walk, finding a quiet space in the house, listening to music (which I don’t do often enough!), pottering in the garden, or doing housework!
What do you do to switch off?
When do you find it’s most beneficial to do so?
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.