I hope you are well. Since my last Thought for the Week, I have now moved house, hence nothing from me last week!
My last Thought for the Week was about “Communication at Work” which was about how we can influence better communication with others and how we have to work at it.
[See my previous blogs below]
A big part of this is Emotional Intelligence, so we can take a fresh perspective on a situation to deal with a difficult situation or to see something that we have been missing.
Did you ever play in a Treehouse when you were young?
What better way to escape the troubles of daily life than to go up and experience the welcoming embrace of a treehouse! Like a bird in its nest, we feel safe in the branches surrounded by a curtain of green leaves where we can breathe more freely and think more clearly.
Also, the oxygen that is released by the leaves feeds our hearts and brains and we get a birds-eye view of everything below.
Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife.
We may choose to be alone or we may invite someone to join us. Either way, we get to decide who comes and goes there and it is the ideal vantage point on the life that continues below the branches. Often, a new view of a situation is just what we need to answer a difficult question, solve a challenging problem, or see something we’ve been missing.
Then, when we come back down, we are ready to enter the world again, cleaner, clearer, and often more inspired.
So, where is your “Treehouse” these days?
If you don’t have an actual treehouse, what other locations could provide you with a similar experience? Or, you can just close your eyes and visualise yourself in your treehouse and you can go there whenever you can create a quiet space for yourself.
By the way, my new house is not a treehouse but I can make it just like one whenever I want!
“This tree house became our galleon, our spaceship, our Fort Apache … Ours was a learning tree. Through it we learned to trust ourselves and our abilities.” – Richard Louv –
[Journalist and author of ten books, including ‘Our Wild Calling’]
As always, I will leave you with that thought.
I also invite you to book a Complimentary Consultation with me where you can explore further how you communicate and the impact you are having.
With best wishes for your success.
P.S. Ask me about the next Communication Code Group Programme