On Time Management:
Most individuals who don't exercise routinely say they don't exercise because
they don't have time to exercise. Those who exercise routinely find that
they have more time. Most report the quality of their sleep is improved
and they need less sleep. This adds time to their day! They have
more energy and get things done quicker. This adds time to their
day! They are more focused at work and are more efficient. This adds
time to their day! I know when I don't get out and pound the pavement,
it can take me an hour to write a simple letter instead of 15 minutes!
The president exercises routinely and I doubt too many of us are busier
than him. The best benefit of exercise has to do with the amount of time
you think you have each day, as we all have the same amount and can not
change that. It has to do with the quality of that time. You will be more
relaxed and less stressed!
Get a coach! I'm a coach and I know about these things. they work! You
don't have to pay someone like me. Ask a friend to coach you. Use the
H.O.P.E. coaching formula. Coaching provides focus, accountability and
sustained motivation! Laying down the coaching ground rules first is a
must. Decide how and when you want to be coached. Some like a hard line
approach. We in the biz call it "Rambo Coaching". Some prefer the "June
Cleaver Approach". No matter what the style, love and respect are a must.
Co-engineering the process with well defined guidelines beforehand,
benefits both the coach and the coachee. Oh, I almost forgot. the most
important thing is to have fun!
On Stress Management:
Breathe. Most people are unaware that the first thing they do when things
begin to get tense, is hold their breath, or change their breathing pattern
in some way. Continuing to breathe deeply and evenly is about the best
thing you can do for yourself in a stressful situation. Learning the RRT
(Relaxed Response Technique) and the Serenity Prayer are a must for stress
Be ruthless. Get rid of things you don't use. Unless it's a gown or
tuxedo and it hasn't been worn in a year . . . you guessed it! Give it to some
one who will. This rule may also apply to items other than clothing.
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