In times where gym membership is skyrocketing, and more people are out walking their dogs at 6am then ever before, we are at the beginning of another 80’s style fitness boom.
But are we neglecting ourselves in other ways? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my morning walk as much as anyone else, and eating healthy is the beginning of a brilliant life. But, spiritually, mentally, are we in the right place to do our job well?
More and more, I see young recruiters who aren’t in the right place mentally. Too many recruiters doubt their ability to be great business developers. One of the greatest challenges young recruiters face is to stay calm in hot water.
Whether it’s a bad progress report from the boss, just before a perceived failure with a client, or the big bad cold calling, we need to keep a calm head, so that we can leave happy and fulfilled regardless of the outcome.
So here’ some tips on how to stay calm in any situation..
Pay attention to your breathing. - it sounds simple but it works. Shake your shoulders or go for a quick walk. Release the tension in your body and you’ll release the tension in your mind. I have a client who takes a deep breath and taps his foot 3 times before continuing when he feels the stress rising.
Change your behaviour - make it a priority to live with less stress. Always try and be positive, and perceive future success. You will attract more of what you focus on, so look at the bright side and things will become brighter. Think about your situation from a different perspective that doesn’t result in such a stressful load.
Be strong! You are always in control. Don’t be down on yourself.
Sing a song you like, even if its just a hum and to yourself. You will be surprised at how good it makes you feel.
Find a stress ball or pliable object and just go to town. It will calm you down and you can continue with what you’re doing.
Finally, park what you have no control over. It’s pointless wasting energy on stuff that you can’t change.
Until next time, be the best you can be……