With your career so intertwined with technology and being “switched on,” how do you unplug and create time and space to be offline outside of working hours?
It is always a tricky balance, but it is important to have a great team and to ensure that there is coverage to allow everyone to have the time and space to unplug, including me!
I already mentioned that I am very consistent in ensuring that I get some gym time first thing on a weekday. But when I do have some real downtime, I like to walk or ride. I am lucky to live in a beautiful part of the United Kingdom and have fabulous countryside around me. Riding is a perfect hobby for ensuring that you do really unplug. I almost find it a way to practice mindfulness, because if you do not focus completely on the horse and riding, it could be very dangerous. I know only too well that a horse has a mind of its own, as unfortunately I already have had several riding accidents! But that doesn’t deter me from riding one bit, nor does it reduce my love for horses.