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Its Not The Heavy Load That You Are Carrying . . . It Is How You Are Carrying It That Breaks You

You are working in a stressful position as a leader during very uncertain times. Stress and velocity can conspire to compromise your vitality and executive resilience. The velocity and stress…

You are working in a stressful position as a leader during very uncertain times. Stress and velocity can conspire to compromise your vitality and executive resilience. The velocity and stress of this environment will continue unabated. What you can change is how you “carry” your load. We are not brains on sticks. It is critical that you have simple rituals around stress, recovery, exercise, and intelligent eating. These rituals will help you to build a sound foundation that you need to become a vital, resilient leader. Take some time to write out and calendar these rituals and protect them. It could be a walking meeting, 10 minutes of movement during the day, bringing healthy snacks to work, and starting a mindfulness/meditation practice. Remember, these need not be huge changes but rather a series of 2-3 small changes. Commit to them for 21 days (the time most experts suggest it takes for a habit to take hold). Don’t wait. Do it today. You deserve to be a whole person who carries their load lightly. Give yourself this gift.

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