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!