During a workday, I try to go out for a walk as often as possible, between meetings, before or after lunch. As the day goes by, walking outside becomes some sort of introspection session. Here’s a list of questions that come to my mind.
How is going my day? Am I proud of my work today? What did I miss? What’s next? Am I prepared for the next task? Did I forget something to tell to my customer? What can I improve in my work? Am I the right person at the right place, at the right time for this job? Did I meet my customer’s expectations? How could I facilitate my work with my co-workers? Am I adding value in a meeting? Are my priorities set for the appropriate things? Did I help my colleagues to achieve their goals? Did I start the proper discussion with the right questions? Am I making a difference?
You see, I might look like being tormented, but in fact, it’s my way of stepping back, taking a big breath and get ready for when I come back home to sit in front of my computer and resume working. Not all of these questions are popping up each time, but you get the idea.