Take some time out for yourself, re-charge the batteries

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the universe conspires to support you in unusual ways? Well that is what happened to me this week.

Red deer IMG_6245_edited-2I had booked a day out for myself with my photography teacher, David Plummer on a “Deer Safari”. I was really looking forward to it but as is often the way with self-employed people I had my phone ready to take with me so I could access my emails.

And this is where the universe intervened. My account came up with a message telling me my password had expired! I didn’t have time to sort it out so had to leave with no ability to check my emails.

Having recovered from my initial grumpiness I embraced this wonderful freedom and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Did my business come crashing down?

I’m sure you guessed it, having a lack of access to my emails was a non-event as far as my business was concerned and I got to be more in the moment of my experience.

We had a great day and saw a lot of amazing wildlife including both Fallow and Red Deer, a Red Kite, Buzzards, a fox, countless birds, rabbits and squirrels. We also saw a pair of Tree Creepers building their nest, heard the first cuckoo of the season and my highlight got up close and personal with a Little Owl.Little Owl IMG_6316_edited-2

Are you giving yourself time to be free and re-charge your batteries or are you tied to your gadgets and your job? Remember taking time out to re-charge means that you come back to work with clear focus and more energy.

Here are just a few of the pictures I took on Thursday.

Tree creeper IMG_6220_edited-13 little pigs IMG_6311

If you want to check out my teacher’s website here it is


He runs workshops in Sussex but also leads trips across the world including Africa and South America. My pictures have improved big time thanks to his patient teaching.

About Melody @ GWizlearning

Melody spent fourteen years gathering experience of the business world working in banking, telecommunications and the public sector before co-founding The GWiz Learning Partnership in 1993. Melody has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy. She is an NLP Master Trainer which allows her to run NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer Training courses certified by the Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistc Psychology. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and EI practitioner and added to all this is five years Transactional Analysis training, meaning she is able to help organisations access the hidden potential in their staff. She is also in demand for her work in transforming average or even troubled teams into high performers. Melody is a visiting lecturer at University of East London, teaching "Wellbeing and Positive Psychology" to undergraduates. Additionally, she is a member of the CIPD and is ILM accredited. Melody's interests are many and varied. She has a keen interest in personal development, canine and wolf psychology, conservation, movies and running. She also enjoys western horse riding, walking the GWiz dogs, nature watching and stage combat (particularly sword fighting).
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6 Responses to Take some time out for yourself, re-charge the batteries

  1. Absolutely agree with this Melody. Sometimes when things don’t go according to our plans, it is great to know that the a Universe always has something better lined up. I have been keeping in touch with you on your blogs,mbut I have some news for you about my Life Coaching. Is there any way if can get in touch with you? The news ties up with what you say in this blog!

  2. Really enjoyed this piece and its a great reminder!! Fantastic pics 🙂


  3. James Pailly says:

    I try to make sure I take Sundays off. No emails or Internet or research allowed.

  4. Great practice James, when I’m at home and the sun comes out I give myself permission to stop work and go play with the dogs 😀

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