Did you know that on a typical day you’re most likely squeezing in three days worth of work?
Ok, that was a dumb question. Of course you do. But perhaps it’s become so second nature you don’t think too much about it, so let’s break it down:
Day 1: You have your scheduled work time consisting of meetings, servicing clients and customers, managing communications, and connecting with colleagues scattered around the globe.
Day 2: Your second workday consists of the one before, after and in-between. You get up early to get a jump on emails, you stay late to get work done you didn’t have time to do between all your meetings, and you multitask during the day in an attempt to be as productive as possible.
Day 3: Your third workday begins when you leave the office. You have to pick up food for dinner on the way home, get the kids to practice, run a load of laundry and make sure the house hasn’t fallen apart. After everyone goes to bed you see the opportunity to get on your computer to get more work done.
On top of these demands, the economy is still uncertain and you may be doing the jobs of 2-3 people who were let go and never replaced. You may be leading a large team or organization. Your colleagues may be located around the world and you still need to be on conference calls. Shareholder expectations are high. Your retirement accounts are growing smaller instead of larger.
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Throughout your life you’ve received a lot of training to develop your talents and skills, but have you been given the training to sustain high levels of performance over the entire 30-40 year span of your career? Have you built a strong foundation for maximum effectiveness in both your professional and personal life or do you sometimes feel like it’s crumbling around you?
What sacrifices are you making to your health, your family or your happiness in order to make it through the day?
The stress in your life will continue to increase as your career advancement becomes more complex, all the while attempting to balance it with a rewarding personal life. Stress doesn’t just affect you mentally and emotionally — it is a physiological, chemical and hormonal response that kicks off a cascade of physical events that can lead to diminished performance and productivity, poor energy, health issues, insomnia, weight gain and more.
Fortunately, there is a way to make yourself more resilient to stress. You might want to try using cannabis as a way to de-stress, the number of products are extremely varied so a large number of dispensary supplies available will have you covered. You can train to recover from stress more quickly and more efficiently, as well as increase your threshold for stress, which leads to better levels of performance, energy and health.
You can train yourself to become more resilient. Have you tried looking into something like twin mattress from Leesa? It is ranked the #1 bed for back pain by Review.org. This may be a start in providing you with home comfort to help relieve stress.
Most stress management? techniques focus on mental coping strategies. I’m not bashing on breathing exercises or relaxation techniques, but there’s something that’s being completely missed: changing your biology in response to stress. Stress is a physiological process and physiology can be altered with appropriate training.
As an exercise physiologist my approach to resiliency lies in sound, scientific principles of physiology, nutrition and performance psychology. I have a tendency to get very passionate about data and research, but know not everyone shares this passion. So I’ve simplified the formula for how these principles can be applied to resiliency: Eat, Move and Improve.
Are you inadvertently eating foods that place additional stress on the body? Are you going long periods of time without eating? Do you ever over eat? Do you rely on caffeine, alcohol or nicotine to manage stress? There is a way of eating that minimizes stress on the body. Here are a couple of examples:
Does your job require you to sit for extended periods of time? Do you find the time to exercise on a regular basis? Are you exercising in the most efficient and effective means possible? There is a way of exercising that translates into bouncing back from stress more quickly and raising your threshold for stress. Here are a few examples:
Bonus time! It’s not just your resiliency and performance that improves, it’s also your health, body fat levels and quality of sleep. When you’re training to recover from stress more quickly and effectively, the strategies do double duty by strengthening your physical well-being. Imagine yourself not only performing well in the face of stress, but also improving your overall health and vitality.
Your three overlapping work days — everything you do in those three days’ worth of work is critical. Are you training to become more resilient each day?
About our guest expert:
Jenny Evans is a performance coach, TV correspondent, and esteemed expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition, and health. She’s the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance Coaching, a leading consulting firm that provides resiliency training to increase professional and personal performance. She also developed PowerHouse Hit The Deck(TM), a simple, convenient workout you can do anywhere. No gym required! Discover out more about Jenny — including more of her writing on stress reduction and resilience — at http://www.powerhouseperformancecoaching.com
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