Today, on my way to pickup my buddy Brian Gardner for a couple days of snow skiing, I had about four hours of uninterrupted (no Internet, chat, email distractions) to think and clear my head.
I used to do this a lot while I was in college … just start driving and exploring and think … and for an introvert like me, this time of isolation always helped me recharge my batteries.
And I realized today that I missed that time.
For the last couple of months particularly I’ve been consumed with our business and all kinds of strategies, plans and execution of them.
Without this type of clearing, my thoughts get cloudy, jumbled … most of the time I’m running life with the gas pedal on the floor — full speed ahead.
And if I even have a web connection, all kinds of distractions send me down different paths of thinking.
Fires to put out. People to talk to. Projects to manage. Chat messages that pop up. Phone calls from friends and family. Blog posts that I want to read but end up bookmarking into oblivion.
But today … nothing but the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle.
Very refreshing indeed!