You can't hit that performance sweet spot — in the gym or the office — unless you have stress under control. How far off are you?
Coach Rick Crawford of Colorado Premier Training has a new system worth trying. Rate each of these areas on a scale of one to 10 every day for a week:
|__ Physical (hard workout)||__ Sleep (quality of it)|
|__ Emotional (people stuff)||__ Rest (time away from work)|
|__ Mental (hard day at work)||__ Therapy (time doing things you love)|
|__ TOTAL STRESS||__ TOTAL RECOVERY|
If your stress score is way higher than your recovery score, you know what you need to do (sleep, go see art, shop on eBay). Just don't carry a "stress balance" forward to the next week.
Need help de-stressing? Check out 5 Ways to a More Balanced Life.