Everyday you set out to meet lofty goals... In your personal life you strive to ‘have a great day,’ meditate, get healthy, be kind to everyone, and be present.
Are you Underperforming?
The answer is yes.
While your reactive brain may have already told you to disregard the rest of this article, the truth is we are all under-performing. And whether you choose to call it “under-performing” or “endless untapped potential”, the reality is, we all have a next level, either known or unknown to us. Before you react (any further:) consider this…
You can’t always motivate everyone at the same time... but you can create an environment that is motivating.
When your work life is busy both stress and tension can rise, bringing the opportunity for conflicts and power struggles to rise with it. It is in these times that we can lose sight of what is important and meaningful as we rush from meeting to meeting or from deadline to deadline.
It's reason for concern, isn’t it?
When it’s super busy and you see people’s frustration and exhaustion grow,
how do you create an environment that is motivating?
Are you too busy for happiness?
Looking for a way to keep calm and stay balanced during conflict? Want a simple way to soothe away tension during a stressful work day? Need a break to refocus your attention?
Here’s a one-minute breathing exercise that will help. Guaranteed.
Let’s control our energy and how we experience the time we use.
- To remove the guilt and anxiousness associated with time pressure
- To raise awareness of how you can better enjoy the time you have
- To shift perspective, the LENS you currently look through, regarding your time use
- To practice a more conscious way of feeling more productive
When it comes to how you use your time, shift from time management to energy management by listening to your inner voice that might be feeling anxious and fragmented by all the to-dos. Adjust your lens to align with the reality of what you can control and learn a language to quiet that inner voice and prevent it from fuelling anxiety and frantic ways of working and leading.
- Conscious communication is a beautiful way to manage your energy
- Listen to the narrative of your inner voice during these times of stress
- Learn from what you hear
- Use a language to adjust your inner critic's thoughts to reduce the emotional reactions and perception of being time poor
Workplace stress is an occupational hazard at any position and in any organization. However, there are a number of ways to reduce workplace stress. Let’s look at a few reasons to reduce stress, and some ways that you can create a healthier, happier workplace.
Stress acts as a barrier to productivity, health and happiness. Prolonged stress takes a toll on our bodies, our minds, and our work – and as with many physical reactions, it all starts with the brain.
What happens in your brain when you’re stressed?
A stress response involves the release of “stress hormones” such as adrenaline and cortisol into the blood stream. These hormones help the body adjust to and escape from threatening situations with effects like increased blood flow, improved respiration, and quicker instinctual reaction. However, other important functions, such as digestion, memory and executive function are partially or completely shut down. In other words, stress response will help us flee a burning building or outrun a tiger, but prolonged stress will be negative when it comes to responding to mountains of emails, tight deadlines or conflict. The negative effect of chronic stress hormones will take a toll on your health.