60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Acclimate to Your Project
by Diane Wyzga | November 17, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Athens, Greece!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.
The other day I was talking with my friend and coaching colleague Jeffrey Tan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He’s my December 2021 guest on Stories From (mostly) Women Who Walk.
I mentioned a project I have on Whidbey that feels daunting to me. Jeffrey suggested acclimating like he acclimated to thinner air when trekking the high altitude mountains on the Annapurna Circuit within central Nepal. [To acclimate (or acclimatize) means that one adjusts physiologically or behaviorally to a change in environment in order to remain well and healthy in the new conditions.]
As he and his group reached higher elevations the sherpas led them a short distance farther to stop, rest, breathe, and then return to camp. This up-and-back routine was repeated over a few days until the hikers adjusted to the decreased oxygen levels.
Practical Tip: When you feel daunted, anxious, maybe even short of breath contemplating the project ahead of you, take time to acclimate. Slow down, approach your project with small steps, take breaks when necessary. You will find you have what it takes to go the distance. Guaranteed!
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