Forbes Q/A: Gaining Perspective: Six Personal Development Techniques Executives Can Use

Forbes Coaches Council Top Coaches offer insights on leadership development & careers.

You may feel pulled in a million directions, like there’s never enough time in a day to get it all done. Add in your home life’s needs, and you may be literally at your wit’s end on how to handle everything you need — and want — to do. You need time to decompress, de-stress and reset your mind.

There are several personal development techniques can help you find that much-needed energy and motivation to keep plugging along, as well as better manage the stress of the day.

Terry Hoffmann, a Forbes Coaches council member, shares her perspective here –
1. Take Time For Self-Care

Executives fall into the “busyness” trap. Corporate cultures may reinforce overwork as a badge of honor. Instead of providing maximal output, overwork leads to decreased efficiency, mistakes, poor performance and interpersonal conflict. Make time daily for strategy, for self-care and supportive peers. Notice activities that energize you and do them often. The ROI of self-care is time well spent. –

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Written by: Terry Hoffmann

Terry Hoffmann specializes in partnering with organizations to create, deliver, and enhance their coaching programs. She coaches physicians, executives, and teams to drive profitability, foster loyalty, enhance provider and staff engagement and satisfaction, and create high performance work cultures. Terry's educational background includes a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, Master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Florida and a Bachelor's of Science in psychology from Colorado State University. She holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education.