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Episode 16

Rethinking Downtime

"A healthy pattern to build psychological resilience is acute stress followed by recovery but many of us forget the recovery part so we end up with chronic stress and burnout."

As our work has become more flexible, our working days have lengthened. While this is fine to hit a short-term deadline, prolonged exposure to stress can create mental health issues and burnout. In today’s episode we explore practical ways to manage our technology and develop healthier stress and recovery cycles in our daily lives.

We’ll hear more from the neuroscientists Dr. John Coates and Prof. Vincent Walsh about the brain benefits from downtime, and leading athletes, such as former footballer Eniola Aluko and ballerina Victoria Marr, about prioritising your wellbeing. We also find out some great insights about self-awareness from Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster and bestselling author of ‘Stuffocation’, James Wallman.

Upcoming Programmes:
The Winning Mindset 30-Day Programme
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Resources mentioned:
The Hour Between Dog and Wolf’ by John Coates
Stuffocation: Living More With Less by James Wallman
Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe
Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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