Can you relate to a place that used to feel like it was my ‘norm’?…
…having an early start after not sleeping so well the night before, it being a big day ahead and feeling like I’m getting into a racing car seat and it’s flat out from there on until I collapse at the end of a 16hr day.
This was me when I was travelling between, working in and directing my 3 busy health centres.
It was madness.
How come I kept this up? Working these 100+hr weeks for over 8yrs?
I loved my work!
My challenge was that I loved my work!
Whilst that was true, I was also addicted to the rush of riding that roller coaster for 16-17hrs a day, 7 days a week (when I include the paperwork day).
I used to wear it as a badge of honour that I worked hard, however I realise now that I threw a lot of my body systems way out of whack.
After a few years of going through these same motions, I founds that I was starting to get less done in the same amount of time, as my body gradually began to burn out.
The article you’ll see at the end of this blog makes a valuable point about turning the button to off rather than having it constantly on, to help with a productivity edge.
The important part of this step, however, is that this mighty pause helps our general well-being at the same time. The course I took on hormonal health has been a useful reminder of the myriad of ways we impact our bodies when we’re constantly in ‘go’ mode, and how we can end up paying for this in multiple ways indefinitely.
Interestingly, most of the time these changes aren’t obvious on the surface until the wheels start falling off.
Take a brief break
One priceless key to finding our focus is having a break after every half an hour which allows our brain a much-needed pause.
It’s most effective to start with a slightly more straightforward task and then work up to the more complex task or 2 that we need to get our teeth into. And to finish off with an easier task.
Can you relate to feeling fresher when you have a break?
Sure – it’s fine for you to read about what I find useful, although what about you?
‘Till I see you in this week’s #ALivewithFi, Ciao for now 🙂
¹ Turns out, we can have too much of a good thing when it comes to focus intensity – check out the downside in this interesting article…
Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus
S. Pillay (2017)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.