Any well-being plan incorporates physical exercise to keep our bodies strong and healthy, after all it’s our vehicle for being in this world. Mindful movement and conscious breathing are a combination which works well, with minimal impact on the body.
The demands on leaders and managers on their physical body can be less obvious than those with physically demanding jobs. If we see physical exercise as separate from our work to do list, it can add pressure on our already busy schedule. If we can start thinking about exercise more as movement and how we use our bodies during the day it then works as an integration into our daily routines.
Simple things we can incorporate include, standing up more (standing on one leg), desk yoga (neck stretches), mindful breathing and just a minute meditation. If we are working from home, we can use this opportunity to move more freely within our own personal space.