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Have you ever had one of those days that just feels so intense? From the second you wake up, feelings of anxiety and stress rush over you. You know what I’m talking about. You’re scattered, far from present, and completely ungrounded. Maybe by now you’ve realized that these pressured pace mornings are more the norm than not.
I’ve been observing a disturbing trend that has been occurring, even before the pandemic began. It’s the noticeable and detrimental overstimulation of so many. We can’t go more than one hour without checking our email, and find it impossible to be fully present in conversations with our coworkers or even our children.
The statistics show that this is a proven problem among our society. 83% of United States workers suffer from work related stress. 63% of workers are ready to quit their job because of stress. And the problem isn’t just in our workplaces. Our mental health is affected every single day by constantly being in this state of acceleration. It all comes down to being ungrounded, and it’s an epidemic of its own.
When we’re ungrounded, our minds move to a million different places at any given second. On a scientific level, what we’re feeling is our sympathetic nervous system in fight or flight mode. There are ways to break free of this era of constant motion and it’s more important now than ever.
Incorporating short, easy daily grounding practices has made a world of difference in my mental, physical and performance health, and I know they can do the same for you. A few intentional shifts can stop the buzzing and help you to achieve a better quality of life and higher levels of performance on-going.
In this episode I share:
- My perspective on what it means to be grounded and my daily grounding practices
- Sure signs that you are ungrounded
- Ways to instantly center yourself so that you can be up to 40% more productive
- What happens when we stop thinking that we should be somewhere other than where we are
- An easy 30-second system that drops dopamine to your nervous system and informs your brain you are stronger than you think. (Can be done every time you use the bathroom).
- Tune into the previous episode, 4 Steps to ‘Complete’ Your Year Before Planning Your Next
- Atomic Habits, by James Clear
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- Learn more about the Inside Out Method
- Connect with Rita on LinkedIn.
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About Rita Hyland
With over 20 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, Rita helps leaders — emerging and established — excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
Rita believes if leaders were more clear about how transformation really works and more intentional about creating what they want, their impact, success, and influence in the world would be unstoppable.
Through her coaching programs, private coaching, and masterminds, Rita shows leaders how to win consistently and create the impact and legacy they desire.
Central to Rita’s work is the understanding that you will never outperform your current programming, no matter how strong your willpower.
When you learn to use Rita’s proprietary Neuroleadership Growth Code, a technology which uses the best of neuroscience and transformational psychology to hit the brain’s buttons for change, YOU become both the solution and the strategy.
Her mission is to end talented, hard-working, and self-aware leaders spending another day stuck in self-doubt or confusion and not contributing their brilliant work and talent the world so desperately needs.