Are you running on empty? I don't mean you just need a decent nights sleep or two, rather do you have a deeper sense of exhaustion or fatigue? We are pre-occupied by your energy levels at Leadium and for good reason. Energy management and vitality are foundational to performance and life satisfaction.
I was delighted to be interviewed by seasoned HR professional Melissa McGowan recently and we explored the science of stamina. Melissa has over twenty years of experience and cumulative wisdom leading People and Culture teams. She has recently launched her inspiring Go To Grow podcast featuring wide-reaching interviews spanning the growth offered by parenting, inclusive workplaces, living with breast cancer and the power of moving. Melissa and I had a highly relevant conversation on growing mental stamina at work and it's implications for every busy professional. Some of the topics we cover include:
Exhausted by imagined threats
One aspect of the brain's negativity bias is that we tend to overestimate threats and over-learn from difficult experiences. Left unchecked, this default habit of mind can be highly corrosive and depleting. It also results in us regularly misperceiving reality, which is far from ideal.
Rebalancing your brain
We explore this fascinating topic in our Expert Insight podcast with respected Neuro-psychologist Dr Rick Hanson. In this episode on Hardwiring Resilience, we decode why the brain is tilted to the negative and we explore simple yet very powerful strategies to rebalance the brain. We are huge fans of Rick's work (and his many books) and we encourage you to listen to his wisdom and insights.
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