19 minutes | Sep 16th 2020

7 Deadly Strategies: Our Top Tips To Improve Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Has your physical, emotional and mental well being fallen by the wayside during all this change and uncertainty?  As a people leader, you need to be your best self so you can lead others. Paying extra attention to your own well being is always a good idea. In this episode, we share our top seven strategies from our Leadership Essentials program that help you do just that.  Episode highlights:  An introduction to our Leadership Essentials Program. Six modules, with a new one released every two weeks, and group coaching taking place every second week.  Our physicality is about our capacity to expand and recover energy and is defined by the amount of energy we have. The importance of sleep and why it should be a priority  Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM, the brain and body is at its peak rejuvenation cycle. Set up your environment for a good night’s sleep - make sure your room is around 17-18 degrees. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to keep your energy levels up. Jan’s secret ‘prime tea’ to help her stay hydrated and curb cravings for caffeine - a mixture of boiling water and CCF seeds (cumin, coriander and fennel). The ideal number of cups of water per day for women is 11. Nitric oxide - a secret weapon when we breathe. Why we all need to learn to breathe through our noses more, especially when we’re sleeping. The importance of breathing exercises that we share in our Leadership Essentials Program. Mental health is all about how you focus your energy. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Toy Schwartz: They say that nothing so interferes with performance and engagement as the inability to concentrate on the task at hand. And in order to perform at our best, we must be able to sustain concentration and then move flexibly between broad and narrow, as well as internal and external focus.  Practice self-reflection to improve your energy focus - look inwards to learn more about yourself and what you need.  Is the way you talk to yourself disempowering you? The words we use create our environment and experiences.  Did you know we all have around 60 to 80,000 thoughts a day and most of them are negative? The three ways to become more aware of yourself through self-talk and how to improve your thoughts.  Why we all need to practice being silent to give our brain a rest from the noise. Purposeful silence is a real opportunity for you to top up your mental energy. The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah, says: “Without the capacity for silence, man is incapable of hearing, loving, and understanding the people around him.” Look after your emotional wellbeing by looking after the quality of your energy.  Self-care isn’t about being selfish. It looks different to different people, but unless you can fill your cup up first, you won’t have a lot to give to others.  Is there something you can do to take care of your emotions today? Can you learn to say yes to yourself and your needs?  Inject some fun and creativity into your days - cook from scratch, tell a joke to your family at the dinner table, or use your skills to garden or paint. Join us for our Leadership Essentials Program, where we share these seven key strategies and more to improve your physical, emotional and mental well being as a people leader. Starting on 25th September 2020. People Leaders Quick Links:LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS PROGRAM - https://peopleleaders.com.au/leadership-essentials-program People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeadersPeople Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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