My responsibilities this year has had me traveling almost monthly. Fortunately it’s regional travel and despite its frequency, it’s mainly short trips. During these trips you find yourself spending most of your time in the hotel stressed out in the meeting room, however, I try whenever I can, to escape for a morning walk or an evening escapade. I look for somewhere to refresh one’s mind. Somewhere to get a little rest and reinvigorate. Somewhere my brain can just fizzle down and hear itself.
Sometimes just sitting quietly for breakfast with the morning newspaper and a nice view is all that is needed to give the brain a little boost. Sometimes it’s just a little walk outside early mornings, to feel the wind in my face or to hear the birds chirp. These things for me are what remind us what life is all about.
I tend to forget about taking care of my brain, but it’s important to let the brain have a little quiet time. After all, the brain is an organ (a most important one that is!) and one must look after its health and its well-being. If the brain malfunctions or gets overloaded, not surprisingly, we’ll find ourselves unhappy, impatient, moody and overall not a nice person to be around. The “evil” black side of us comes out in full steam.
So if you can, take care of your brain. Allow it some time to rest. Allow it to refresh and you will find yourself invigorated and overall happier (hopefully). Some people meditate, some people listen to music. In the end, just do what you find to relax yourself. Just don’t forget your brain.