It is time to clean the slate.
Clear some obligations.
Suspend some responsibilities.
Three weeks of ~Out Of Office~ coming up.
I usually try to do this daily, for a few minutes, to meditate or at least take in a deep breath. I find it can centre me, or reset my plans. With the next month in RRU residency, there is a sudden weight to this.
I challenge you to ponder your 'pause'. A friend is in the hospital, another is experiencing reduced work hours. These schedule interruptions (both positive and negative) have the benefit of repurposing yourself. So, I embrace the wiping of my calendar and the clearing of my February. And I encourage you to take a brief break as you need, inhale, stare at a blank page, and then return to your whirlwind with a renewed vigour.
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR