Are you battling through an incoming artillery barrage of problems and critical tasks and a gotta-do list which grows longer each day rather than shorter? Are there times you just want to “escape” to something simpler, easier, or at least different? [Read more…] about It’s Not Enough to Just Get Through the Stress
Leaders at every level are vulnerable to chronic stress. We’re sincere in our desire to burn energy to accomplish our goals and help people. However, over time, depleted “batteries” mean our decisions are less effective, our creativity drops, our emotional resilience fades, and our endurance becomes pitiful.
Leaders need to recharge. Your organization and the people you serve need you at your best. Here are three suggested ways to recharge:
A year ago, I went through a period of time where I felt completely overwhelmed. My schedule was out of whack, I had said “yes” to far too many things, and as a result, I wasn’t getting enough sleep. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced this combination, but if you have, you know how dangerous it can be. I thought I could handle it, all the way up until the point where I found that I couldn’t. This unbalance was keeping me from growing deeper relationships, producing my very best work, and properly taking care of myself. I was trying to keep up with every demand, and I had to finally say “enough” and walk away from the fast pace of life that I was running.
At any point in life where you go through a transformation, it becomes a pivotal point in time that one can look back on, gain understanding from, and be grateful for. Here are the four major takeaways I took from this point in life where I changed my entire view on things: