Life as members of senior management it’s increasingly demanding and complicated. They are busier than ever managing competing priorities within the organization as well as between work life and personal life. Without question all of these are huge stress contributors. While there are no magic bullet answers to taking away the stress, there are ways to regain some sense of control of our spinning plates.
As a general recommendation, keeping the productive regiment of stress management techniques is important. Sticking to a regular exercise routine is more important during stressful times than other times. The healthy benefits of getting as close to the recommended eight hours of sleep makes a huge difference in our ability to be continuously productive. Making time for a ten minute meditation routine to center our focus on being inside of a healthy body is a good balance to where we point our attention. Learn more at sites that help us de-tox in short intervals. http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/healthed
Beyond addressing the effects of stress, a wise tact is to get to the root cause of the stress itself. Is it coming from our drive to get work done in short order combined with a compulsion for being absolute in our accuracy? No one would advocate sub-standard work, but the triad quagmire of volume, quality and speed is a hard to deliver simultaneously. To what extent is this over-promised? Have you asked yourself what is behind our internal urge to deliver more than what we can realistically produce? For whose benefit are you using your finite resources? As much as it’s not uncommon to put on full court press for a critical project, are you interpreting that every project deserves this level of handling? If you were to determine in the triad which is the two most absolute factors to deliver, what would it take for you off-load to other resources?
Taking a realistic look at ourselves is difficult. We’ve demonstrated remarkable results many times in our career so much so it becomes part of our identity as to how we’re known. Are we the primary person who is keeping track of maintaining our reputation?