I hope you’re having a great summer. As you clear your desk before going on holiday*, don’t let it stress you – done is better than perfect. Having things ‘done’ will allow you to create some space to relax and clear your mind. This is an ideal time to build up your reserves so you return to work completely refuelled and refreshed.
If you’re in Austria, give me a wave; I’ll be cycling for a week along the Tyrolean valleys. Well, enjoy your summer and I’ll see you for some coaching in September.
P.S. *If you haven’t booked a holiday, we definitely need to work together!
Amongst all the recent media frenzy around Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the Man Booker longlist was announced on Wednesday. I haven’t read any of these yet but if you’re looking for a new book, maybe one of the contenders will spark your interest:
Bill Clegg (US) - Did You Ever Have a Family
Anne Enright (Ireland) - The Green Road
Marlon James (Jamaica) - A Brief History of Seven Killings
Laila Lalami (US) - The Moor’s Account
Tom McCarthy (UK) - Satin Island
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) - The Fishermen
Andrew O’Hagan (UK) - The Illuminations
Marilynne Robinson (US) - Lila
Anuradha Roy (India) - Sleeping on Jupiter
Sunjeev Sahota (UK) - The Year of the Runaways
Anna Smaill (New Zealand) - The Chimes
Anne Tyler (US) - A Spool of Blue Thread
Hanya Yanagihara (US) - A Little Life
If you’re looking for a relaxing night out, outdoor cinemas are an option. A few links:
From my office wall
“Don’t fit your self-care around your life, fit your life around your self-care.” Thomas Leonard
Red Cross has launched a free first aid app. Might come in handy on your travels!
Send personalised postcards and greeting cards with Touchnote.