Attending my 8th consecutive Convening Leaders this year has, as events in January tend to do, reminded me that I must redouble my efforts in putting my own health and well-being more ‘front and centre’ of my travel plans over the next 12 months. I know it’s a cliché to go with the ‘new year new you’ maxim but it’s also a timely reminder to think through the demands that a busy life can make on you.
Having space to think is one of the most positive things about spending time on a plane for me these days. In my newly appointed role as a PCMA Board Director, I am preparing for a very busy three years of international travel, so my time spent in the air will be especially valuable. I regard air travel to be one of the last bastions of ‘privacy’ and I use it to either read and digest documents, reflect or just relax.
However, with what I’ve seen so far at Convening Leaders with its enthusiasm for healthy meetings; the 5k ‘Nash Dash’ and most importantly, the sheer ‘feel good’ factor I’ve experienced in just 48 hours, those resolutions feel a great deal better already.