Do you spend the first week of your holidays just recovering? Do you get sick when you step off the merri-go-round of day to day life? If so, you’re not alone. Most people are in this boat. We use our holidays to ‘get back to baseline’.

There’s another option. That’s to make your time out more about ‘generative’ time (strengthening, growing and learning) and less about ‘regenerative time’ (recovering what has been lost). This approach requires you to be deliberate about your choices, both in planning what you do with you your time out, as well as how you manage your energy day-in, day-out.

Here’s a story about how I’ve been experimenting with that approach for the past 20 years.


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