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Wellness in the Work World

Recently I ran an interactive workshop at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Leadership Development Conference in Chicago focused on managing multiple roles and responsibilities while seeking to attain a greater leadership role in the workplace. What I found when doing my research on this is that wellness supports the ability to function optimally at higher levels. Of course, that didn’t surprise me at all.

               

I found a Families and Work Institute survey of Leaders in a Global Economy, filled with great nuggets of information to guide a vision of intentional navigation to a place of leadership achievement and happiness at home. Yes, you can have it all, but you need to make it happen. I also considered the wisdom of authors of The Corporate Athlete, a book that emphasizes the need to recover energy every 90 to 120 minutes in order to work within your ideal performance state. This can be done through managing our energy and internal state of mind, even when the external world is pressing on us. Corporate athletes eat breakfast and small, healthy snack every 3 to 4 hours to keep energy levels high, drink enough water to stay well hydrated, which also contributes to energy, exercise regularly, and create habits or rituals to take those frequent breaks at work. Those can be just taking a moment to meditate, do some deep breathing exercises, take a short walk, or changing focus in some other way, before your next energy expenditure. Read the rest of this entry »

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