You’re not the only one who benefits from being a HEALTHY, BALANCED LEADER…

by | Jul 14, 2022

Leaders who run on empty have nothing left to give.

It’s good to work hard. It’s good to give it our all. It’s good to “power through” sometimes.

But when we work at a pace that isn’t sustainable and internalize the consistent pressures we face on the job, our whole team (and family) will begin to suffer for it.

Here’s the truth: YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO BENEFITS FROM BEING A HEALTHY LEADER.

Because we’re human, we can’t completely separate ourselves into our WORK self and our PERSONAL self.

We go home with our thoughts, pressures, frustrations and weariness from the job, as much as we may try to leave it at the office.

And when we have pressures and frustrations and weariness in our personal life, we internally bring it with us to work to some extent, even when we don’t discuss it or we put forth effort to stay professional and focus on the work at hand.

And that’s to be expected. It’s call life. 🙂

The issue comes when we don’t take care of ourselves well over a longer period of time – when we let those pressures, frustrations, and weariness take its toll and ignore it rather than taking care of ourselves.

Here’s a question to ponder…

WHAT DOES ‘TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AS A LEADER’ LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

It could be…

1. Making time for a fun physical activity or exercise.

2. Spending some much-needed time with your spouse.

3. Going on a friend date, catching up over a good meal, going to see a ballgame or movie together.

4. Playing outside with your kids and leaving your phone in the house.

5. Setting aside some time for a hobby or travel.

6. Taking a full day and unplug—no screens, no work, no house chores.

7. Scheduling time with your coach or maybe even a counselor.

Give your mind, body, soul, and spirit a time of refreshing – whatever method works for you…

IT’S NOT SELFISH. It will help you be the best YOU for your family, friends, coworkers, and team. It’s worth it. And you will also be modeling it for others who are watching you.

What are some of the ways you take care of yourself as a leader?