Have a Date With Yourself

Smarties who excel take regular time out for themselves. Like a date – but for one.

Take yourself off for an indulgent coffee. Or a walk in the park. Anywhere where you can have a little ‘me time’. Think about where you are growing to (not going to) next.

Disrupting your day-to-day environment and giving yourself time to just be will heighten your sense of self. You’ll get a better feel for your skills, limitations and just how everything is going at work.

You’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover when you take time out to get to know yourself.

Find your off switch and be prepared to press it regularly to think about your growth.

An excerpt from Harvard-endorsed book, The Smarts: Big Little Hacks to Take You a Long Way at Work, by Saj Jetha (Penguin 2019) available on Amazon.

Saj is founder of the multi-award winning The Smarty Train, a training and talent consultancy with a mission to unlock talent everywhere. www.thesmartytrain.com