Thank you Brian for an excellent read. It was a great reminder for me the importance of reflection and having overall self-awareness. Scheduling the time to think and just be alone does sound counter-productive on the surface but I consider it an opportunity to plan, assess or just decompress. It could also be a preventative exercise for our mental health.
Obviously it doesn’t make sense for many roles in a company to just take a day during the week however it does feel like something that is manageable on the weekend or on a vacation day. A person who practices sound time management and values personal development will make the time in their calendar to think.