Research indicates that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men report experiencing severe anxiety with physical symptoms like a racing heartbeat. Of working parents, 31% percent of women and 13% of men report having more to do than they can possibly handle, leading to increased stress levels and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Add on hard-to-get supplies interrupting the supply chain to minimizing the distractions that come from working at home, there’s a collective energy drain.
From a human wiring perspective, any time there are stressors, your natural wiring gets amplified. If you’re naturally impatient, you might find yourself increasingly short-tempered with delays. If you’re wired with a high degree of certainty, every time there is added uncertainty, you might find yourself waking up during the night thinking through the details.
What Can Be Done?
An insightful question to ask is: what are creative ways of working productively that allow you to take control of your mental and physical energy?
First, understand how you are naturally wired. When you do, you can stop burnout before it happens. I have clients who are naturally wired as team players, they are generally energized with face-to-face communication, juggle multiple projects, and have a high degree of precision being careful in producing work of high quality.
Often times, they overcommit doing everything for everyone else until they simple stop one day out of sheer exhaustion, blow up at the dog, or wonder why they consistently are not feeling well. Once they learn tactics to evaluate priorities and set boundaries, they have a plan from which to work from before making additional commitments. They also learn the root cause of why they are saying yes, and discover how to powerfully say no.
When you understand what you innately need, you can take proactive steps to build in self-care. Most importantly, you get to the root cause of why you do what you do so that you interrupt self-limiting patterns and make a permanent shift in the quality of your life and leadership.
If inspired to maximize your natural wiring, I invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 8:30-1 pm for:
Wired to Win 101: How Are You Hardwired?
Registration and More Information at https://www.excellerateassociates.com/wired-to-win-101/