A few days ago, one of my friends took me up in his Robinson helicopter. It was an exhilarating experience cruising above the Oxfordshire countryside at 100 mph. After the initial adrenaline rush had passed, it gave me a completely different perspective of the scenery I normally enjoy from the ground. What also followed, was a feeling of detachment, a sensation of being able to consider things without feeling immersed in them.
The ability to detach oneself from the movement of life can be so valuable. It can help to create clarity out of chaos and enable us to make better decisions that aren’t directly affected by the emotions of the moment.
Fortunately, this can be achieved without having to be 1,500ft up in a helicopter. The same sensations can be created by leaving the office for a walk, going to the gym, or even something as simple as sitting in a different chair and looking at your desk as if you are an observer.
Whatever it might be, finding your view from above can be extremely valuable.