Motivation Monday: Stop, revive and thrive

By NATHAN KINCH

My fellow Aussies will be familiar with the campaign I’m playing on here. For those of you that aren’t, it’s all about decreasing the risk of driver fatigue.

Why am I leading with this?

Well, I just spent the entire weekend away from work.

This might seem like it isn’t a big deal. But seriously, ask yourself, how often do you effectively seperate yourself from work?

After some reflection, I realised my answer to this question wasn’t ideal.

Acute stress from work. The background (because, well, the world can seem pretty messed up at times) processing I’m barely aware of. Moving house. Being a Dad. All this stuff adds up.

Our body is amazing at coping with acute stress. It breaks down when the stress is chronic and pervasive.

The thing is, after two full days of truly stepping away, I feel bloody amazing! I was excited to get back to work this morning, even though I knew there was a lot to catch up on.

Let me cut to the chase. I’m not here to tell you how to live or work. Instead, I’d ask you to share things that you do to help you navigate stress and perform at your best. Post a comment. Share this on LinkedIn or Twitter. Describe your go to tactic.  

For me, time and time again I realise that stepping away and just ‘being’ makes a world of difference. Stopping enables me to revive. When I’m revived I’m ready to thrive.

I need to keep working on little steps to make this far more habitual. 

Come to think of it, I might go for a wander now 🌱🌳🌏

 

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