Flexible Living, the method to achieve maximum personal and professional performance
Is our current food pyramid the best that will make us perform? Is aerobic exercise or a little intensity better for us? What can we do when the daily rhythm is not what we need?
These problems, and many others, have crept into our various environments, whether personal or professional. The situation we are living with, with the Covid-19 pandemic, and the consequences on the work and health of so many people, have forced us, even more obviously, to become aware of the daily tools that we are able to use. square. walk to better face the difficulties.
Taking up a reflection by Pablo Fernndez, professor of psychology at the University of Malaga, “the intelligence of the human being has always had to do with the ability to adapt to the environment in the most efficient way possible. This ability can vary depending on the context and requires flexibility in very different situations ”. But it is difficult to implement this flexibility that ensures maximum performance potential, without knowing the key aspects that determine our daily health.
When employees perceive that they have more control over their well-being, they feel 38% more engaged, not only in the work environment, but of course also in their personal environment.
The fact that we feel well cared for physically and emotionally immediately increases our physical and mental health. Studies already guarantee that the ROI of a good Health and Performance at Work program is measured at almost € 3 for each euro invested.
For this reason, the concept of flexible living is an evolution that we have developed at Moebius Consulting from an idea that is not only in the minds of many professionals in the different fields of health and performance, but also absolutely necessary in the professional environment, for its ability to deliver effective results on a daily basis.
The Flexible Living solution and its consequences (a more flexible mind, capable of making better decisions; a metabolism with the ability to activate and an immune system that protects us …), in short, a series of tools that help to fight against chronic stress It will allow us to know and put into practice the different responses that we must provide in the face of this uncertain environment in which we will continue to live.
We are faced with a unique opportunity to lead our employees to improve their quality of life and adapt to the constantly changing environment we face. This is why we believe it is a type of solution very suitable for companies facing the challenge of digital transformation and who need their teams to work in a truly agile way.
An example of how a flexible life creates better health and superior performance
On the day of the sprint review, after several nights of little sleep, Laura knew things were not going well. The demo went awry after days of intense teamwork. His head was not clear, he could barely follow the points raised, and he only wished this meeting was over. The worst thing he knew was how he felt he had failed on the team. It was the last straw, for she had unknowingly entered a vicious dynamic, where she was responding to increasing stimuli with the same energy expenditure responses that had brought her there.
And yet, he thought later, he loved his job. He felt the impact of what he did a few times before. It has been an intense work of this group of professionals so involved in what they do. I didn’t want to lose it.
Laura is part, according to a Deloitte study, of 64% of passionate professionals of their company who often feel stressed. Of which 18% frequently and 32% every day.
Laura works in an agile environment where she is motivated by her autonomy and where her digital requalification needs and the needs of her company to seek new solutions force her to exceed her limits.
How to manage health and performance at work?
Competitive athletes, with whom Laura’s activity has many parallels, have discovered and practiced it for a long time. They know that the balance between energy expenditure and recovery, which they call “compensation”, is the key to their performance. Too much spending without recovery leads to burnout, as Laura begins to do. Too much stress-free recovery leads to atrophy.
High performance in organizations leads us to a succession of sprints which requires a whole personal compensation strategy to be in optimal conditions.
But, in addition, it is necessary to work not one, but three dimensions: physical, mental or emotional. Laura is physically under-stressed and mentally or emotionally overly stressed. Need rituals of physical stress and vice versa, mental and emotional recovery. There are a lot of things you can do that you don’t know. In aspects such as nutrition, exercise, disconnection, relationships, meditation or play.
This is to avoid self-indulgence or letting go reactions, which cause you to eat, drink more, get hours of sleep, etc. To create strategic responses instead, figure out what you need at all times. And weave with them a network of positive rituals that will be different in each lifestyle.