How to stay vital?
Staying fresh and vital is key to balancing life and leadership. Successful leaders often have to throw themselves into their work and sacrifice long hours in the office. With the advancement in technology, it is inevitable that the pace of businesses also starts to increase. However, many of us have not learned how to overcome this.
As important as it is to succeed in our endeavours, it is also key that we remain vital and maintain a balance in all aspects of our lives. Leaders should learn to give priority to not only their friends and family but also taking care of themselves both physically and emotionally. It is not as simple as waving a magic wand, but the lack of integration can limit one from its fullest potential.
Here are three tips to stay fresh and vital:
Engage in Self-Reflection
Be it practicing meditation or hanging out with your friends, learn to release all negative toxins by finding solace. It is important for one to establish regimes to relieve stress and anxiety and make sure to continue with the rituals no matter the circumstances. Through finding relief, one will hopefully be able to think and act more positively in life.
As a leader, there is no way for you to avoid stress while being responsible for your employees and the uncertainties your business brings. Despite gaining more freedom to control your destiny at your position, there is also an elevated amount of stress that comes with it. Thus, to ensure you remain vital, you must be disciplined to stick to your true self and not slip into a negative frame of mind.
Experience New Adventures
New experiences often create new tests for one’s abilities and forces us to challenge our inner demons to overcome obstacles. More than just a break for the mind, taking a trip to a new destination exposes us to new possibilities and innovations.
With the countless of requests and deadlines at hand, there is never sufficient time to accomplish everything on your to-do list; nor will you be able to attain a culminate adjust between the different aspects of your life. However, as long as you make a conscious effort to remain active and vital, performing at your best could be as simple as it is.
BY FRANK KUIJSTERS
Director – Digne Consult Asia Pacific