1. Powered by commonvision.ca
Written by Myron Luis
ideas to keep
longer at work
2. On average a worker will spend 3.5
hrs of his or her day at work in ﬂight
or ﬁght mode - and we are only
talking about email.
The re-parceling of our responses during the work day, specially during moments of pressure, confrontation or
frustration will impact your bodies homeostasis state.
Nick Bilton over at the New York Times wrote in his blog that the average corporate employee sends and receives an
average of 105 emails a day
Lets imagine for a moment that 20 % of those emails you sent out get you in an agitated state. That would mean on
average 21 times a day you would spend 8 to 10 minutes being in a potential ﬂight or ﬁght mode. This would equate to
210 minutes or 3.5 hrs.
This does not even include meetings, personal iterations and self time.
3. Be up front, write how you
feel and then rewrite it.
Express the emotion or it will
4. We notoriously link tasks with an emotional weight.
The more value a task is perceived to have the more
emotional weight its given.
5. Tasks have no value to you,
just to an organization.
Give up the addition. Period.
6. Don t plan for
your day, think of
you day, so you
can plan to eat
7. Your choice of food will drive your mental and physical capacity to
manage and deal with the stresses of work.
You decide, challenging day or
simple day - design your diet for
8. Finally: If you are
having a hard
moment. Stop go
to youtube and