In my practice, my clients regularly ask me “How do you do it all?”.
For those who don’t know, I am currently doing a BSc in Strength and Conditioning, I work for two other companies (one of which is a very physically and mentally demanding course used to elicit post-traumatic growth called ‘The Special Forces Experience‘), as well as constantly taking new course/reading books on performance development, participating in martial arts, weightlifting & cardiovascular training, then finally operating my own Tactical Athlete Performance Development Coaching Business.
For most people, even one of these things would be enough to constitute a full-time job, but I manage to do all of them.
So the question remains…. How do I do it all?
The keys to success lies in two main areas: Proper Planning & Effective Recovery.
When Planning your day, the most important thing is to write it the night before. That way you know exactly what you need to do right when you wake up, rather than being groggy and coming up with things on the fly. But when writing down your tasks you should focus on a few things.
You Need To Mark Down:
By preparing and planning out your day before hand, you can effectively mark which tasks are the most important to do first, find out where you consistently fall short, learning when you are best prepared to accomplish specific tasks, and finally learning the ever important skill of asking those around you to support you in accomplishing a goal or task.
Next we have the issue of Recovery, because although many people could keep this up for a little while, few have the capacity to consistently perform those tasks without burning out.
For the most part this is because people engage in very basic forms of recovery, they normally will sit on a couch and watch TV. But while this does allow for some physical recovery and much needed daily mind-numbing activity (yes we do actually need this, its one of the reasons we daydream when bored), we tend to overdo it significantly.
Instead we need to focus on proper recovery. I like to break the types of recovery processes into a few different key components.
For all people, each of these areas of recovery needs to be satisfied on a consistent ongoing basis in order to effectively recover. Otherwise, you will find a block in your being that you cannot overcome.
By effectively using both proper recovery tools and planning, most of my clients find they are able to significantly increase their productivity and find greater happiness in their life.
If you want a personalized assessment of your stressors, as well as to figure out what recovery tools you would most benefit from, click the link below and book a call with one of our Human Performance Specialists.