How looking after ourselves will increase the elasticity of time!
There are days when you can't seem to get anything done, and there are others when you really feel that you have achieved something. This 'elasticity' of time is closely linked to our well-being.
The Observer Magazine (14th April, p. 48) featured an inspiring interview in with Erling Kagge, an ex-corporate lawyer who walked the Poles and is author of "Walking: One Step at a Time".
A quote from the article:
As every walker knows, walking helps you to get things done. When you move fast to save time, time moves fast, too. I'm always struck by how little time you actually save by driving. When you walk, time stretches."
As well as extolling the virtues of walking for enriching your life, Kagge confirms the value of walking for freeing up the subconscious to help you solve problems, generate ideas, and generally be more productive.
Taking time to go for a walk, and otherwise look after our health and wellbeing is definitely, part of the equation. Here is another quote from Erling Kagge in the Observer article:
We think with our entire selves. When we move the body, we also move our thoughts, our emotions, everything frees up and circulates."
Graham Allcott's "The Productivity Ninja" is one of RiverRhee's sources of inspiration for our management module, stand-alone course, and one-to-one coaching on managing time.
And yes, as Allcott suggests, some of those strategies are unorthodox, involve stealth and camouflage, and involve saying "no"!
We definitely have many options at our disposal for paying attention to our well-being, and thereby increasing the elasticity of our time!
Do get in touch to find out more about our approaches for managing time.