Poor self-care habits will keep you from reaching your goals.
To be effective—to get results (of any kind), you must refuel your energy.
Energy fuels productivity.
Energy allows us to provide value to those who matter most.
It’s that time of year when most New Year’s resolutions start to fade.
Make this year different.
As leaders, we have to consciously work on taking better care of ourselves.
I meet a lot of people who don’t take care of themselves.
Many of them are unhappy, which anyone can observe by the way they carry themselves.
Here is the truth: How you feel will reveal itself somewhere; in your body language, the look in your eyes, and the energy you project onto those around you.
We all have been programmed to believe that we have to work long hours to succeed.
The core problem with working long hours is the toll it takes—physically, mentally and emotionally. As a result:
- We have little time for any physical activity.
- We seldom eat healthy meals.
- We feel perpetually exhausted.
- We find it difficult to engage with the ones who matter most.
- We feel guilty and dissatisfied.
This leads to declining levels of engagement—at work and at home.
It’s time to change.
Stop viewing self-care as a personal indulgence that takes you away from work—and instead, start considering self-care as a way to refuel your energy for more productive work.
Don’t worry about where you are, what you have done, or what you have failed to do.
Today, like every day, is a new beginning.
Make a renewed commitment this week to refuel your energy.
For a deeper dive on this topic, listen to the “Self-care refuels your energy” episode on the Getting Results podcast. I share a bunch of different strategies and tactics to restore your energy. Check it out. It’s available on Apple Podcast, Google, Spotify and others…