It is said that a healthy person has 1,000 wishes, but a sick person has only one.
Among the many lessons this pandemic has taught us is that your physical well-being is critical for accomplishing anything else you want in life.
A healthy diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, frequent hydration and making smart choices about alcohol and recreational drugs are all strategies for maintaining your body so you can function well physically.
Just as important, however, is your mental health. Even low levels of prolonged anxiety and stress, if not addressed, can interfere with your work and personal life.
In order to stay on top of your game, take the time and give yourself the space to nurture your emotional well-being on a regular basis. Encourage your team to do the same, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed.
For the next week, I invite you to commit to one new daily habit designed to improve your physical and/or mental health. The week after that, add another.
Even small changes in behavior can generate massive benefits over time.
Your future self will thank you.