The consulting lifestyle can result in burnout pretty fast if you are not careful. I have experienced this first-hand too many times to mention. Most weekends are a struggle for me since I am constantly trying to manage fatigue. In the world of go-go-go, with constant competition and information overload, it is easy to forget that at the end of the day our main goal in life, in my opinion, is to ensure our own well being and that of the people we love.
The consulting lifestyle is very demanding, many people complain and most eventually leave. You have to be incredibly shrewd in striking a balance to successfully ride the management consulting career roller coaster while taking care of yours and your family’s well-being.
And what can be more important than your personal well-being? If you don’t have it, your career successes will be bleak no matter how high you will reach and you will not enjoy the special moments that the consulting lifestyle sometimes offers, such as visiting the most amazing places in the world and meeting the cream of the crop of your country’s business world.
Trying to cope with demands of my own consulting lifestyle, I developed my personal well-being routine that I tried and tested over the years. There are 8 crucial elements in my well-being routine.
Well-being routine steps:
1 – Sleep at least 7 hours a day
2 – Have programmed decisions
3 – Exercise
4 – Eat healthy food
5 – Keep a clear mind
6 – Work in 1.5h blocks and take breaks in between
7 – Meditation
8 – Posturehttps://www.firmsconsulting.com/quarterly/control-consulting-lifestyle-8-step-well-routine/