Make Your Own Well Being a Priority
This blog is intended to highlight the importance ofÂ investing in your well-being.
I am not bragging….
I spent the better part of my career managing a very big job, leading a teamÂ of other professionals, continually working on my own professionalÂ development outside of business hours, navigating my role as it related toÂ being a private company, then a subsidiary of a U.S. public company, thenÂ being a U.S. public company and finally a Canadian public company. Â (You might’ve heard of a little organization called Tim Hortons 😉 )
I wasÂ continually on a HUGE learning curve. Can you image working for anÂ incredible entrepreneur (Ron V. Joyce) and then entering the world of beingÂ a public company?
During this professional journey, I was raising my twoÂ children with their Dad. Â We were all active in our own sports AND weÂ spent every weekend away from home in the winter.
For some, this would be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. AndÂ sometimes it was.
So how did I manage and thrive?
I committed to investing in myself, to keep from becomingÂ overwhelmed. I worked out almost every single day. Â I either went for aÂ run before work, or I worked out at lunch and/or after work. And I kept a listÂ of priorities:Â Work and personal stuff.
I updated the list every day and I encouraged my team to do the same. It is truly amazing to realizeÂ how investing 60 â€“ 75 minutes of your day working your body can cleanseÂ and organize your thoughts, keep your body and immune system strong, and improve your productivity. Think about itâ€¦ 5% of your day invested inÂ yourself â€“ this is totally manageable.
Today, as a yoga teacher, I often sayâ€¦â€If you can learn to breath on yourÂ mat, you can learn to breath through any situation in life.â€ This much IÂ know for sure!!!
Author: Michelle Preyde.
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