Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Physical Energy: “Fueling the Fire”
Because as knowledge workers, instead of physical workers, we are evaluated by what we do with our minds more than we do with our bodies, we tend to discount the role that physical energy plays in our daily performance. In reality physical energy is the fundamental source of fuel, even if our work is almost completely sedentary. It not only lies at the heart of alertness and vitality but also effects our ability to manage our emotions, sustain concentration, think creatively, and even maintain our commitment to whatever mission we are on. Leaders and managers make a fundamental mistake when they assume that they can overlook the physical dimension of energy and still expect to perform at their best. Develop your physical energy capacity to increase your mental energy capacity.
“Competence goes beyond words. It’s the leader’s ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know how- and know that they want to follow you.” John Maxwell
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: 5 HR Training Zones – Zone 1
Very light, 50-60%
Benefits: improves overall health and helps recovery
Feels like: very easy for muscles and breathing
Recommended for: weight management, active recovery
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Eat In A Distraction Free Area
Designate a table in your house where you will eat all of your meals and snacks without the television, newspaper, computer, or smartphone around to distract you. By simply cutting out the extra noise that often accompanies eating, you will automatically become more mindful of what you are putting in your mouth – and therefore more likely to make better food choices or eat less. Quiet the noise and eat less.
“Your life is a product of your values not your feelings.” Dr. Stephen Covey
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