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Here are some useful tips to keep re-freshed, after the holiday trip:
Have things around us that remind us of the trip – visuals, music. My screen saver now has my favourite ‘park’ of Paris which invokes feelings of calm and relaxation.
Start noticing the things that really relax us. For me this amounted to people-watching, parks and drinking fine wine. I can to some extent repeat these activities back at home base and by the associations I’ve built up, click into a more relaxed frame of mind when I need to. How long has it been since we’ve been to our local museum?
Re-frame our thinking from ‘once the holiday is over, it’s back to reality.’ The experience of travel gives us learnings about the world and ourselves in it, which will affect our future. For example, how can we create a relaxed working environment for ourselves?
Notice and note things that impress us, so we can reflect on them when we wish to.
Spend time outside, because it is easy to get curious about what’s going on, out on the streets. Go on guided walks with skilled guides – the trips are both full of fun and education.
If we are able to build lasting positive associations between the trip away and what is happening now, we can call on those associations when we most need them, as a strategy for keeping ourselves refreshed.
Holidays can wear off, IF we let them. There are many things you can do to retain that holiday feel. It’s all about creating head space which is a key requirement for being a great leader. To create space we need to build up lasting positive associations now, which we can call on when we most need them.
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