I track so many things in my professional life, from leading and indicators in my enablement role, to the hours I have coached.
Personally many other things get tracked too - how minutes meditated, hours and songs listened to, the number of steps taken, today, week and month...
But. Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.
Recently I took a vacation and by the numbers it looked like this
5472 miles flown
3800 driven kilometers
And yet the numbers don't tell the whole story, there is so much more...
Work up with the sun, not an alarm
I photographed the Milky Way for the first time
Paddled in the Indian Ocean
Climbed on the rocks at many of those beaches
Sat and watched the sun set in silence
Listened to birdsong at dusk
Watched my first Anime movie
Chased rainbows on the Southern Ocean
Stopped and took photo's whenever I saw something to snap
Taught my youngest son to drive
Read voraciously on Space Science, Physics, Empathy, Coaching, Science Fiction and, Maps
Played 1-1 basketball (I lost)
Tasted many wines and beers
Made, cooked and ate pizza
Those experiences can't be quantified, there are no metrics for them. But the impact of doing different things, disconnecting from the "always on", "hurry up culture", changing pace created a space for reflection, relaxation and renewal.
How are you caring for your self?