You Lead Out of Who You Are. What Happens if Who You Are is Worn Out?

  • Sit still, in a comfortable, quiet place for a set amount of time. Notice the thoughts and feelings that emerge — but don’t try to “hold” or stay with any. Just notice.
  • Take a walk
  • Contemplative prayer
  • Build a rhythm — go to bed at the same time every night
  • Turn electronics off or silent (and dark) in your bedroom
  • Stop exposure to blue light (screens) at least 60 minutes before you want to be asleep
  • Take a hot shower or bath
  • Stretch, or use a foam roller before going to bed (relieves tension that might make you uncomfortable and activates your parasympathetic system)
  • This is permission to take care of yourself. It’s not being selfish to make sure your “machine” doesn’t break down.
  • This is a wake-up call. How you take care of yourself is impacting how you lead. You can’t rise above or beyond yourself.



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Christian Muntean

Christian Muntean


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