Stress Coaching Resources and Exercises

1. Bring awareness of your own stress triggers and responses

2. Stress Management – What works for you?

Create time for planning every week – proactively manage your diary:

Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist: “The Orgnaised Mind – Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload”

  • Did you know that multi-tasking, now known as “sequential” tasking fractures our attention and releases cortisol in the brain? This causes mental fog and fatigue.
  • Attention-switiching and decision-making deplete glucose – essential energy for brain cell function; it doesn’t matter if it’s a small decision or a big decision.
  • Daydreaming (letting our mind wander) and taking a break (or a nap) helps to restore glucose levels and improves quality and productivity.
  • Writing down our “To Do” lists (preferably on paper!) frees up our brains to stay focused on important things.
 
A good explanation of the science behind these good habits.

Working With Your Colour Energies

Working with your team

Use this simple framework to help keep you and your team on track and ensure successful virtual meetings.

Colour energies to support your team (Info Doc)

Adapting and Connecting

Insightful strategies to adapt your communication style to meet the needs of team members who lead with different colour energy preferences.

Colour energies – Insightful strategies job aid (LF)

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3. Further resources

… You should take a break

Reading: Daniel J. Levitin: “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR1TNEHRY-U

… You should exercise to improve brain function and positivity

Reading: John Ratey, Spark!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VW3KZbIyVo

 … Breathing calms you

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjGqtH-2YI

… Singing might help!

Video: https://youtu.be/FxjgD6D4U4U

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