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Maximising Productivity through Self-Care: a Coaching Chat with Chris Acebu [EP25]
December 3, 2023
Welcome to Coaching Chats, the podcast where we explore strategies for personal and professional growth. In today's episode, Rukshana Alieva sits down with Chris Acebu, a certified life and business coach, to discuss an urgent issue in today's digital age: productivity challenges and the impact on mental well-being. From the dangers of toxic productivity to the importance of self-care and balance, they delve into meaningful insights and practical tips to help us thrive in both our personal and professional lives. So grab your favorite beverage, find a comfortable spot, and join us as we unlock the keys to a more balanced and joyful approach to productivity.

Speaker Bio: 

Chris Acebu is a self-care advocate and entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of the self-care movement. Recognizing the importance of holistic well-being, Chris has dedicated himself to helping people find a balance between work and rest. 

With a keen understanding of the detrimental effects of overwork, Chris has been championing the idea that self-care is essential for personal and professional success. Through his work, he has helped individuals and businesses navigate the shift towards a more balanced and mindful approach to life and work. 

Chris' passion for self-care has made him a leading voice in the 21st-century mindset thinking, encouraging others to prioritize their well-being in order to operate at their highest potential. 

Topics Covered in this episode:

Understanding Productivity Challenges in the Digital Age
- Distractions and difficulty focusing, especially for entrepreneurs in the digital age
- Impact of stress and anxiety on productivity
- Introduction to self-regulating practices such as meditation, exercise, journaling, and breath work

Redefining Productivity
- The negative impact of "toxic productivity" on self-worth and other areas of life
- The need to redefine productivity to include rest, fun, and recreation
- Shifting the focus from efficiency to meaningful tasks and balancing execution with self-care, rest, and recovery

Importance of Self-Care
- Comparison of self-care to refueling a car before it runs out of fuel
- Importance of self-care for entrepreneurs to prevent burnout
- Discussing the significance of rest and recovery in sustaining energy and creativity

Personalized Self-Care Strategies
- Self-care defined as activities bringing joy, happiness, renewal, and recuperation
- Examples of self-care in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects
- The importance of making self-care personal and engaging in joy-bringing activities without pressure for financial gain

Achieving Balance for Well-Being
- Emphasis on balance in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas for well-being
- Conclusion on the importance of finding joy in activities beyond work to prevent mental health issues
- Consistent effort for maintaining balance and finding joy in life activities

Chris Acebu's Morning Routine and Program
- Describing Chris Acebu's morning routine, including prayer, meditation, hygiene, water intake, reading, journaling, exercise, habit tracking, and intermittent fasting
- Introduction to Chris Acebu's program "Maximal Productivity" aimed at helping freelancers and entrepreneurs increase productivity, motivation, and confidence

Note: The order and organisation of the topics presented here may vary in the actual podcast episode.

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