This last weekend I went to Scarborough for the FSB national AGM and conference. It was a great getting involved in helping to shape the future of an organisation I believe in.
Although the event was very full-on there were still little slots of time available for a relaxing 20 minutes on the beach.
I have to admit that it was a very welcome respite from the business focus that surrounded it. It would have been a travesty if I’d not taken advantage of the beautiful sunshine to roll my trousers up and freeze my toes off in the North Sea.
But there is a lesson in this: I believe that no matter how stressed and busy you are, you should always keep an eye out for an opportunity to go for a walk on a sunny day.
It’s very refreshing and enables you to go back to where you were with a little more energy and also some oxygen in the lungs (assuming you’re not in central London). Believe me, it only takes 10 minutes to cut stress and get the relaxing hormones going.
So, next time you’re stressed, just get out for a slight change of scenery. I promise it’ll help.