GET MORE DONE WITH LESS TIME
HACKS FOR DEFEATING SEVERE STRESS WHILE LEADING REMOTE TEAMS
Many leaders are struggling right now as a result of the “new norm,” leading remote teams of workers. As we continue to learn new ways to cope with COVID 19 we have to continue to adapt and find new ways to lead. Managing the stress of leading remotely isn’t something that we should do but is something that we must do.
When I was in my mid-twenties, I was going through a challenging period in my career. The business that I had started wasn’t doing well and my personal life was in turmoil. Late, one day after a conference call, I thought that I was having a heart attack. I was rushed to the hospital where they ran a series of tests. The doctor told me that I didn’t have a heart attack but was headed towards one if I didn’t make changes in my life.
The event scared me enough to start looking for new ways to improve the way that I managed stress. I've since changed my lifestyle, rearranged priorities, and adopted several techniques to help me cope with the challenges of leading a remote workforce.
Among other things, I leveraged the power of meditation. It took quite some time for me to get into a regular routine of meditation. In fact, it took many years for me to change my perceptions about meditation before I could fully adopt it. Today, I no longer believe it is something that “those types” of people do. I routinely practice meditation throughout the day, every day. In doing so, something remarkable happened, I get more done with less effort and time.
HOW TO GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME
Defeating severe stress starts with practicing consistent self-care. Simply put, you can’t sustain being stressed out over long periods of time without it having an impact on your life. Not paying attention to the warning signs can have a negative impact on your health, your relationships, and your career.
If you're having a hard time leading, here is a short-list of effective tips to help you manage stress and improve your mental and physical well-being.
1. Identify the sources of stress and uptick your skills. Do you feel like your problems are always above you? It's like you're continually overcoming something. At some point, your energy gets low and you want to just sink into the couch. But, still, more and more challenges come your way. Not only that, but they keep getting bigger and bigger.
Instead of getting overwhelmed and stressed out, up-tick your skills. choose to work on your skills instead of focusing on your setbacks, your problems will no longer loom above you. Instead, you’ll be able to rise above and conquer them. READ MORE >>>
2. Find ways to relieve stress. Schedule time to relax every day. There are many nuances to our health that are important. You can maximize your health and vitality and increase your overall happiness and fulfillment by; relaxing, getting more restful sleep and getting off the couch, and exercising. READ MORE >>>
3. Adapt your leadership mindset. Be fluid in your process while driving the mission. Push decision-making as far down the line as possible and embrace collective wisdom. Doing so will reduce your stress levels and you will create a culture of improvement that thrives in entrepreneurship. READ MORE >>>
4. Take back control of your life. Working from home presents its own set of problems. Be prepared for the inevitable disruption. Something unexpected will always happen. The truth is, there will always be something that we have to modify with our plans. Adopt the mindset of flexibility and eliminate the feeling of powerlessness. READ MORE >>>