The Business of Recovery Management
Have you ever been too busy driving to take time to stop and refuel? In the sports arena, excessive training, or too much competition without sufficient recovery leads to over training - injuries, illness, and lowered performance. In the corporate world it’s no different. Too much work-related stress and busy travel schedules combined with insufficient recovery leads to exhaustion, chronic fatigue, under performing people, and ultimately, burnout. Put simply, exhaustion causes us to make mistakes, to redo work, and to lose our focus on what matters.
We will explore
Over the course of a day, we move from a higher to lower level of alertness and arousal every 90 to 95-minutes. These are known as ultradian rhythms within our natural 24-hour circadian rhythm. In essence, our bodies require a short recovery break every 90-minutes or so. The key to effective recovery (active or passive) is not how long we do it but how well we do it. As with any other capacity, we get better at effectively renewing by practicing it more systematically.
Key topics include:
- Recovery is a basic design element of the human body
- What does your day really look like? Perception versus reality
- The more time you spend in your achievement zone (fight or flight), the more time you will need to spend in your recovery zone (rest & digest). Overwork and exhaustion are the opposite of resilience!