Sometimes It Pays to Just “Go Away”
I’ve been traveling a lot more than usual this year — to conferences, business related trips, scouting locations for my next workshop, a whole myriad of things.
And just last week I was in Virginia for a leadership workshop when I realized that I hadn’t finished a project that’s been on my list for longer than necessary. I came home, ready to get the project done. I’d set aside the time, got fresh flowers for my desk and went through my routine to get “in the zone”.
5 minutes, 10, 30, and hour…zone never achieved.
So rather than work on other projects when I really wanted to get this one done, I called a girlfriend, booked a flight and will flying to visit a friend of mine in Baltimore, MD — knowing the above project will be done and I will have plenty of time catching up with her.
As much as I adore my home and my office, sometimes it pays to just “go away”.
Take a few minutes to recognize what might be holding you back and whether a brief change of scenery may be just the thing you need.