People seem to be increasingly busy these days. Increased connectivity keeps us online and tuned in more than we have time out. When you’re on the move, whether traveling for business or between meetings, sometimes it can be frustrating when you have time waiting around. Here’s some ideas of what you can do in those short gaps:
Focus on a small project or task
When I’m travelling on a train, it is often my best time for writing blogs or thinking through a problem I need to solve for a client. The lack of connectivity and restricted access to distractions makes it perfect thinking time. Don’t force it though, go with your though flows – sometimes not thinking about something at all will help it come together in your head in the quiet times.
If you’re stuck at an airport, or have an hour to kill before meetings, it can be a great time to clear some of those emails that have been sitting around for a while. It can also be a really good time to read those blog posts or newsletters that looked really interesting when it popped in to your inbox.
Breathe and Take Time Out
Life is busy and actually, sometimes it is good just take some time out. Whether it’s reading a book, knitting, meditating or taking some form of exercise. Whatever helps you wind down, try to find a way to take that with you when you’re travelling or away from the office going from meeting to meeting.
Sarah Browning is a freelance people communication specialist and has been working with charities, not-for-profit and Higher Education organisations since 2003. She is a certified member of the Institute of Internal Communications (CIIC) and a member of CharityComms.
In this guest blog, she offers three tips when planning communication for your business.
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