If you're in business for yourself, or even working for someone else in a high pressure environment, many times work gets prioritized over everything. Ususally the first thing to get kicked off the list is your personal health and relaxation. In a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal
, noted author and mentor Daniel Pink explores some techniques on "How to Be Healthier, Happier and More Productive: It’s All in the Timing." This isn't woo woo theory but based on science. Peter Drucker's famous aphorism "the first rule in management is self-management" certainly supports this as well. The whole article by Pink is worth a read.
Another tool for review, this time courtesy of TheLadders.com
, highlights techniques to change up your morning routine in addition to maximizing productive time increase your level of output without putting more hours in. Comparing our now far past agrarian lifestyle with today's 24 hour possible work schedule, the article helps to define ideas and strategies
that could help anyone from a CEO to a front line employee.
Once you've got yourself situated with some new routines, take a look at this quick video from Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank
(courtesy of Inc.com). A quick review of the basics can be a great refocusing agent.
As we all strive to be successful, in our business, personal life and as a community it can sometimes feel like the T.S. Elliot quote "“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"
Refocusing our efforts to be sure we're in good shape as individuals can help us to feel stronger and more confident about it all.