Strategies for Balance from the TeamStrength Leadership Workshop 2016

  • Call my mother when I am driving home at the end of the day. It transitions me out of work mode. – Andy Abernathy
  • Staycations with my family. – Kimberly Brooks
  • Plan my day; work my plan, exercise, walk, being grateful. – Scott Hillman
  • – Brad Carlson
  • Quiet time/meditation. – John Hammond
  • Running, visiting family, and video games J – David Palombo
  • About 2 years ago I stopped working on the weekends. I discovered the world did not come to an end. All of the work is still there on Monday. This has made a huge difference in my stress level and I believe it has forced me to work more efficiently – Lara Triozzi
  • Playing with my kids – Tricia Washington
  • Exercise, trips to Bimini, getting up from my desk, and walking outside. – Shane McGuiness
  • Planned vacations with my family and a consistent exercise routine. – Warren Dietel
  • Scheduling time for me. Actually putting myself on the calendar every day.
  • Practicing my Christian faith.
  • For me everything outdoors releases stress. My biggest thing is to smile as much as possible. Who wants a world with a bunch of grumpy faces? Not me.
  • Spending time on boat with family.
  • When I feel the pressure and walkaroundstress starting I get up and walk around and talk to people and return with a new attitude.
  • Walking my dog every night. It gives me a quiet time every day to think and prioritize what’s important.
  • Yoga and veganism/Bourbon and hunting.
  • I try to be available a lot of the time, even outside of the office, because of clients in different time zone, etc. So I choose activities where I am physically unavailable a few times a week (workout class, no cell phone) to have some “me time.” The rest of the night, I’m happy to stay caught up on email or take a quick call.
  • Do my best to take my responsibilities seriously but leave them at the door when the work day is done.
  • Going out of the building for lunch even if it is just to run an errand. I never used to do this but now do it almost daily and does make a difference.
  • Unplug the cell phone after a certain hour; focus on something pleasurable
  • Fitbit – does not lie – get up, walk – breathe!!
  • When I leave for the day I turn it off. I never bring my stress with me.
  • To be sure to connect with others throughout the day, even if it’s just to say hello.
  • A glass of wine and time with my wife.
  • Daily morning work-outs and a day at the beach alone.
  • Talk and bounce off ideas and situation with fellow co-workers.
  • Spend at least one hour on something creative. Writing, guitar or learning something new.
  • Spend as much time with family as possible, and relax on the back porch with reading materials and a cup of coffee.
  • Every hour or two, take about 5 minutes to step outside, away from the computer/desk/etc. and move around, force yourself not to think about what you’re working on for a moment.
  • Time in my faith and with my family.

2016 TeamStrength Leadership Workshop Strategies for Balance