Many leaders and teams tell us that the “normal” setting for their day to day work entails stress. While some stress is normal and can be a good thing in short bursts, living and working in constant and intense stress is not conducive to high performance, is not healthy, and is not sustainable.
Stress can impact productivity and therefore can hinder revenue growth, raise costs (due to downtime, distractions, and sick days), and increase the risk of costly mistakes and missteps in execution.
A while ago I posted a two minute video clip of a beach sunset. I got some terrific responses to that clip. If you need another break, go back and watch it again and again. I recently had a conversation with Jaqueline Ryan Brodnitski of Conscious Success. Jacqueline teaches leaders and teams how to reduce stress in order to raise engagement, performance, and thus productivity. She’s created a three minute meditation audio to enable listeners to take a time out once or twice a day to focus their breathing in order to reduce stress. It is a great resource. Here is the link:
Let me and Jacqueline know how it goes. I wish you and your team a stress-free week ahead.