Today I have mostly been on a train. Apart from a brief rail replacement bus service to Bath Spa that is. Bristol to Edinburgh on the nonstop cross country. It takes a while but that for me is actually the point.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to take a look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller 1986
The advent of mobile and social technology has led to a feeling of 24 hour connectivity and the lines between work and social life have become blurred. We are constantly ‘in-touch’ and this can become a strain if we are not careful.
And these aren’t the thoughts of a Luddite by the way – I have completely embraced the online revolution and enjoy the time that I spend on Facebook, Twitter, blogging and the like. (And I am writing this on a tablet!) The point I want to get across is that we need time away from this now and again to crystallise our thoughts and do what we do better. Only when we are completely uninterrupted can we think away from our norms.
I found my train journey to be very useful in terms of work and decisions to be made. What can be your equivalent of the Bristol-Edinburgh train journey?