A few weeks ago, I was discussing the topic of stress and well-being with my students in class. Our focus was on the importance of monitoring your well-being and managing your stress when you’re in a leadership position. Being a manager and having to get work done through a team is tough work, and it’s often full of stressors which, left unchecked, can take a toll on the manager.
That toll can include negative outcomes such as:
- Reduced productivity,
- And a host of physical symptoms, from higher blood pressure to weight gain.
So it’s critical for managers of all levels to take care of themselves, both mentally and physically.
As the class went on, I discussed the importance of self-care for managers and how it can include many techniques, but one that I find particularly interesting is something that’s free and relatively easy. That technique?