Podcast: Consistency not intensity approach to wellbeing

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What can you do to achieve your goals and your desired outcome? What is the key to getting consistency?

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The difference between consistency and intensity
  • The corporate athlete
  • Why we need to prioritise recovery more
  • The formula to getting consistency
  • What recovery really means

Key Takeaways:

  • Consistency is about avoiding stop-start. It’s about having something that is structured, scheduled, diarised, flexible, adaptable, and enjoyable.
  • You get consistency when you connect it to a particular outcome.
  • A key part of consistency is about being flexible.
  • A common mistake that people make is that they prioritise intensity over consistency, but that’s not sustainable.
  • Intensity can be various things. It can be the difficulty, the duration, the type, or the frequency of whatever it is that you’re trying to do.
  • As individuals, as professionals, we need to see ourselves and treat our bodies and our minds in the same way that an athlete would.
  • Sometimes we need to do less in order to build in more time for recovery. By doing so, we get the adaptations we want from whatever it is that we’re putting effort into.
  • Intensity balanced with recovery equals consistency.

Action Steps:

  • To be consistent, be prepared to be flexible and adaptable.
  • See and treat yourself like an athlete.
  • Prioritise recovery more and do recovery-based activities.

Leanne said:

“I’d love for you to come away from listening to this episode with the view that consistency beats intensity every single time.”

“You’ve got to start small, go steady, and get that consistency. That’s what is sustainable.”

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