For the Monday holiday (here in the US) I thought I would focus on recharging and relaxation – something most of us don´t do very well (I think the Europeans are MUCH better at this, many Canadians and Aussies too – we should learn something from them!).
I realize we are all different, but to me, there is something profound and sweet about time alone.
To be swept away by music
I have never considered myself a meditator, but perhaps I am in my own way. I hate airplanes and airports, but I love travel. And I enjoy traveling alone, too (I also enjoy traveling with my husband – I think both are needed and great). I think a solo trip – if even for a day – helps thrust us into a contemplative place.
I am an introvert by nature, which means I get my energy from within. So perhaps the attraction and benefits of solitude are more pronounced for me, but I think there is something in it for everyone.
We don’t have to take a trip to capture a few moments of solitude:
- Carve out a corner in your house where you can relax, read, or just chill.
- Go to a coffee house and just linger and people watch.
- Take a drive on a nice day.
- Get engulfed by a wonderful movie or penetrating music.
- Explore your local library.
- Spend some time in your garden.
- Watch the ships go by.
- Enjoy a perfect martini in a dim spot.
- Bike, walk, or jog.
In order to be great leaders, we need to be at peace deep in our core. Greatness comes from a strong foundation and positive focus. How do you recharge and nourish your mind?