Daniel Pink just posted on his blog about something that got me thinking. Emotionally intelligent signage . . . in an airport? | Daniel Pink.

In short, the folks at Milwaukee’s General Mitchel International Airport created an area, just past security for folks to get their shoes back on and themselves back together, and labeled it the “Recombobulation Area.”

I just wonder, how many of us could benefit by creating “recombobulation areas” in our lives.  Be they physical spaces to decompress when coming home, or coming in to our offices or whatever, or temporal spaces.

Recognizing that we are discombobulated, and taking the time to take care of ourselves in whatever way we need to get back in harmony with ourselves.  I suspect that if this is done mindfully, the time gained in increased productivity and gain in comfort would FAR outweigh way the time it take to do the recombobulating.

So if you need a walk, go for a walk.  If you need a cup of tea, stop and make a cup of tea, and take the time to really enjoy it!

Tune in to whatever it is you really need, and find ways to give it to yourself.

I really believe that it will make all the difference.

So what’s your “recombobulation area?”  Please share in the comments!

  • I could use some recombobulation right now! I think it will take the form of procrastinating on one thing and instead doing something else, which also must be done, but is a lot less stressful. It also can be done in a reclined position – definitely a plus.
    .-= Ian Schleifer´s last blog ..Cartesian Divers =-.

  • I could use some recombobulation right now! I think it will take the form of procrastinating on one thing and instead doing something else, which also must be done, but is a lot less stressful. It also can be done in a reclined position – definitely a plus.
    .-= Ian Schleifer´s last blog ..Cartesian Divers =-.

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    a reclined position is DEFINITELY a plus – but make sure you take the time you need for yourself as well – I really believe you’ll get more done if you take a break when that’s what you really need.

    Andy

  • admin

    a reclined position is DEFINITELY a plus – but make sure you take the time you need for yourself as well – I really believe you’ll get more done if you take a break when that’s what you really need.

    Andy

  • It sounds like a good idea although I wonder how many non-English speakers would have come across that word before? I would expect to see quite a few puzzled faces looking at that sign!
    As soon as I get home from work I sit on the sofa and reombobulate myself before I do anything else much to my girlfriend’s displeasure.
    .-= Thomas´s last blog ..El Camino Del Rey Video =-.

  • It sounds like a good idea although I wonder how many non-English speakers would have come across that word before? I would expect to see quite a few puzzled faces looking at that sign!
    As soon as I get home from work I sit on the sofa and reombobulate myself before I do anything else much to my girlfriend’s displeasure.
    .-= Thomas´s last blog ..El Camino Del Rey Video =-.

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    Thomas –

    I agree – I suspect most americas have never come across that word – I had to look in the dictionary to satisfy my curiosity as to it being a real word and not something they made up.

    And your girlfriend needs to give you the space you need to be combobulated, or you’re not going to be much fun 😉

    Andy

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    Thomas –

    I agree – I suspect most americas have never come across that word – I had to look in the dictionary to satisfy my curiosity as to it being a real word and not something they made up.

    And your girlfriend needs to give you the space you need to be combobulated, or you’re not going to be much fun 😉

    Andy