Lead through the Mess with Less Stress

How does stress show up? Why is it a problem?

  • Ineffective leadership
  • Overwhelm/overloaded
  • Can’t make decisions confusion
  • Sleep
  • · #1 – TAKE CARE OF SELF:

  • SLEEP: Tylenol, melatonin, (sleep tracker)
  • PHYSICAL: get outside
  • DIET:off caffeine (coke, coffee), off sugar
  • EMOTIONAL: understand what’s contributing
  • RECHARGE:give yourself time to do nothing and recharge
  • Build margin:say no to something….
  • · MARGIN by Richard Swenson

    · Procrastinating on Purpose by Rory Vaden

    · #2 – Have compassion for others vs increasing demands

  • Realize everyone is under stress (same “environmental” stressors happening for others too)
  • Encourage to do the same self-care you are doing
  • Give margin at the end of the week – send them home and let the go
  • See humans: team, venders, family
  • Grace… understanding…
  • · #3 – how to recalibrate vs get sucked into reaction

    Don’t get sucked into reaction – it will not solve itself

    Tools to get out of reaction

  • Time off (weekend)
  • Spend time planning
  • Make a checklist and prioritize
  • Block time for priorities
  • Reset habits (AM: prayer, meditation, etc.) (fitness, healthy foods, etc.)
  • Increase certainty to focus on what I can do
  • Boundaries – options (I can’t do this…)(I would love to help…I am doing xyz… I head you need xyz… which is best?)