Becoming Wildly Resilient: Slowing Down
In this episode, health coach Jackie Carroll returns to the podcast to talk about slowing down. Listen as she and host Jakob Hester discuss what it really means to “slow down” and why it is an essential practice for your well-being. You’ll also hear why it is challenging to practice slowing down, as well as some examples of ways to slow down or support others who may need to slow down themselves.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- UK Policy: Using TDL for well-being (see HR Policy #82.10)
- Concepts: “window of tolerance” and “zone of optimal performance”
- “Episode 7: From Feelings to Needs” with Amy Rodquist-Kodet
- “Episode 14: Developing a Growth Mindset” with Tommy Leach
- “Episode 15: Supporting a Culture of Self-Care” with Dean Jay Miller
- Tweet: “Resting is not a waste of time. It's an investment in well-being. Relaxing is not a sign of laziness. It's a source of energy. Breaks are not a distraction. They're a chance to refocus attention. Play is not a frivolous activity. It's a path to connection and creativity.” -@AdamMGrant
- Podcast Episode: Recognizing and practicing awe—from The Science of Happiness episode, “Do You Want to Slow Down?”
- Upcoming Events: UK Human Resources calendar, including a free KORU mindfulness retreat on December 11 from 9 am to noon
Playlist: A Wildly Resilient Playlist on Spotify
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