Welcome back, Movember!
If you haven’t already, go buy a ticket for TEDxVancouver on November 14th!
This month I found,
Do your best work early!
When you have the option, schedule the morning for any important meeting, presentation or interview. Get up early and perform a high-intensity, short duration legs workout (dead-lift, cleans, squats, etc). You will achieve a boost of endorphin, testosterone, and lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Then, go and ‘communicate’ with your audience!
Capture ideas and save the brain power wasted trying to remember!
Carry a small pocket notebook or pad and pen/pencil to capture ideas, notes, reminders. Write action or follow up items as you think of them. Then input them to your self-management system (calendar, weekly planner, to-do list) later. Save your brain power for action planning, not remembering!
Learn to breathe deep.
A fundamental of managing your natural stress response is learning to breath with purpose: Check out this video and try practicing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ua9bOsZTYg
Or the Elmo “belly breath” song that my 2 year old daughter enjoys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA
Happy Movember! Grow long and strong!
See you at TEDx Vancouver!