Regular readers know that I am doing 50 healthy things this year in honor of my 50th birthday. Here’s number 20 – finding calm amidst the chaos.
As mentioned in previous posts, I recently returned from a two-week road trip. This post is the fifth in a series about lessons learned from the road.
The final stop on our journey was Atlanta for a weeklong baseball tournament with my son, Griffin’s team. (More on that later in an upcoming post.) But suffice it to say that playing 7 games in 6 days against the toughest 17U teams in the country was somewhat of a grind. Most of our energy was spent making sure the boys were fed, hydrated, rested, motivated and punctual.
However, in the midst of all the activity, my husband, Randy, and I managed to find a great getaway one afternoon. Prior to this trip, we had never spent time in Atlanta outside of the airport. Its lush and hilly terrain was a pleasant surprise. We were even more surprised to learn that the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area runs right through one of the city’s northern suburbs.
It was a beautiful oasis offering hiking, fishing and rafting. I had kind of a surreal feeling because I felt as though I was hiking in one of the many remote National Parks we have visited. Yet, a quick turn onto a busy road when we were finished was a stark reminder that we were actually right in the heart of a bustling city.
This impromptu break ended up being a highlight of our trip. It was a great reminder to stop and smell the proverbial roses even during intensely busy times. Just a quick couple of hours was enough to rejuvenate us for more baseball.
What do you do to reenergize yourself or your brand team during especially hectic times?