(Note: republished from my Big Cheese Coaching blog)
Are times of ‘crazy busy’ now the new normal? According to Eileen Chadnick, a leadership and work-life coach and author of a new book, Ease, the season of rush is now year-round. Demands of work and life continue to accelerate to unprecedented levels. In Ease, Chadnick offers strategies to manage overwhelm in times of “crazy busy”.
“Overwhelm has become an equal-opportunity issue. Leaders of all levels and employees across the board are confronted with unprecedented levels of demands at work and in life. To successfully navigate the challenges of the day, we need to ramp up skills – not just the technical skills of work but also mental, personal, and emotional skills,” says Chadnick.
“With the right practices, one can develop new habits and more productive approaches to manage the loads, rein in the stress, and experience greater personal and professional well-being.”
Ease: Manage Overwhelm in Times of “Crazy Busy”:
In Ease, Chadnick deconstructs overwhelm from a mind-brain-body perspective and provides a toolkit of ideas that are deceptively simple yet draw from the wisdom of neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and the science of positivity. Three major areas addressed are:
1) Mind Full: Organize and focus with the brain in mind
2) Mindful: Develop conscious and empowering mindsets
3) Mood matters: Leverage the positivity advantage
“Ease offers strategies that are straightforward and not at all difficult or complex. While some are even embarrassingly simple they are compelling reminders of what we may already know but often forget to apply in moments of stress and overload,” says Chadnick.
Despite the simplicity, Chadnick’s guidance provides an overlay of neuroscience with some basic brain-friendly principles giving rigor to the approaches. With each ‘tool’, Chadnick shares stories from her own life as well from a decade of coaching clients. Bringing a light-hearted tone to her narratives, Chadnick shares how making potato knishes helped defrost a brain freeze; how keeners can better manage the ‘paradox of choice at the buffet of life’; how we can all benefit from injecting more micro moments of positivity in our daily lives – and much more.
- Learn to organize the burdensome loads and pre-empt the ‘Mind Full” syndrome.
- Work with more “brain in mind” savvy and become more ‘mindful’
- Develop more empowering thinking.
- Leverage the positivity advantage and become more resilient, creative and resourceful.
- Experience more ease and well-being in work and life
“Ease is about more than getting things done. Ease will help you reclaim your spark even in times of great challenge and crazy busy,“ says Chadnick.
About Ease: Ease is available in most major online retailers in North America and comes in soft cover, hard cover and an e-book. See www.Easerx.com for more information on how to get Ease; and to read advance testimonials.
About the Author: Eileen Chadnick, PCC, ACPC, ABC is a certified coach and principal of Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto. She coaches leaders and organizations towards achieving greater personal, professional and organizational well-being. She draws from emotional intelligence, the science of positivity and neuroscience. She has more than 20 years experience in diverse careers including professional coaching, communications and fitness. See here for a more detailed bio.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
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Eileen Chadnick (416) 631-7437