Taking time to reflect

I just finished teaching the final session of my “Nurturing Your Feminine Leadership” course. I had intended to write a post to capture my take-aways from the experience, and some lessons learned about how I might do things differently next time.

Then I realized as I was reflecting tonight that overall I am happy and satisfied with this first round. I also need a night or two of reflection to put together more coherent thoughts on that topic. Some of us require more processing time to filter and let things settle before we are reading to “share out” our observations.

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It occurs to me that this is why every team meeting I have either hosted or participated in, I always get a little wary of the final group share-out process. Typically after 2 or 3 days of meetings my introvert brain is running on empty. So even though I muster the courage to say what occurs to me when required at the meeting’s end, I know that once I get a few nights of sleep, the important stuff will emerge and the “noise” will dissipate.

So I am being generous and compassionate with myself and allowing that time. That’s the great thing about being the “boss” of yourself – you make the rules!

Cheers, all. Happy Tuesday.

cristy@meximinnesotana.com

3 thoughts on “Taking time to reflect

  1. I’m glad to hear you’re taking some time for yourself. Do you find group work energising and stimulating? I do, but then I definitely need some time to be still and reflect afterwards – in my experience, that’s not a process that can be rushed.

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    1. Hi Julie. I energized by it, but then I find that I must take some time recover. Since I am fully present and attentive during the session, that takes some energy. I am grateful that I have a day or two of not a very busy schedule to gather my thoughts. 🙂

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