When it comes to leading, working, and living, we all experience stress, but there are ways to combat and avoid burnout.
You can try the following four mindset shifts that can help you avoid stress and make you more effective. These shifts include:
Prioritize self-care. Make time for activities that nourish your mind, body, and spirit, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time with loved ones. This can help you recharge and maintain your mental and emotional wellbeing, which can in turn help you handle stress more effectively
Don’t add to your stress: Let go of perfectionist tendencies and the drive for constant high achievement. Recognize when you’re being too hard on yourself. As a result, you can reduce the stress that you create for yourself. This can help you handle stress more effectively and avoid burnout.
Shift your thinking. To be agile as a leader, you must constantly shift your perspective. Learn to shift and pivot. The same is true for stress. When you view a situation as a problem to be solved, you may feel more in control and motivated to find a solution. This shift in perspective can help you manage stress and avoid burnout. Furthermore, seeing a situation as a problem instead of a threat can lower your stress levels.
Know your limits: It is important for leaders to recognize their limitations because trying to do everything yourself can be overwhelming and can lead to burnout. Instead, it is better to be honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot do, and to ask for help when you need it. This can help you manage your workload and responsibilities more effectively, and can also foster a sense of collaboration and support within your team. Don’t try to be a hero. If you don’t have the ability or time to do something, be honest and ask for help.
By making these four mental shifts, you can learn to let go of perfectionist tendencies and the drive for constant high achievement, which can be a major source of stress. You can also recognize your limitations and be honest about what you can and cannot do, which can help you manage your workload and responsibilities more effectively. In addition, reevaluating your perspective and viewing situations as problems to be solved instead of threats can help you feel more in control and motivated, and can also lower your stress levels. Overall, making these shifts can help you handle stress better and avoid burnout, which can give you more focus and clarity on what you are trying to achieve to succeed
Lead From Within: The best leaders know that when they shift their mindset, they can avoid burning out and remain stress-free, which allows them to be more effective.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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