Stress Coaching Resources and Exercises
1. Bring awareness of your own stress triggers and responses
What impact does this have on those around you?
2. Stress Management – What works for you?
Challenge your self-perception
- Use the Obstacle Analysis grid to work out where you are stuck.
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.
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.
Adapting and Connecting
3. Further resources
… You should take a break
Reading: Daniel J. Levitin: “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload”
… You should exercise to improve brain function and positivity
Reading: John Ratey, Spark!
… Breathing calms you
… Singing might help!