Today, I woke up to an emergency. A kidnap incident involving colleagues.
When your day starts with an adrenaline rush, you have to be deliberate about restoring balance, or you will find yourself running fast but getting nowhere.
So after establishing the reality, comforting the family, planning contingencies, and communicating to those who needed to know, I unplugged from all devices for 1 hour to get back the day.
Basically, I had to compartmentalise the emergency, and make time for important routine. Because an emergency can have a worse domino effect, if other important considerations are left unattended.
Every emergency prepares you for the next. The way you know you are learning is how easily the decisions required come to you from previous emergencies.
I am thankful for past emergencies, and the lessons learnt.