The Winning Cocktail for Endurance
Endurance is about mental toughness, determination, perseverance and planning. Endurance is about having a strategy for sustaining effort during difficult times and maintaining peak performance for longer periods of time. It's about time management and energy management. When things are physically, emotionally and mentally painful, when extreme patience is required to keep communication open - you need endurance. When you need to re-commit to a plan despite thoughts of giving up, when you are in the midst of a challenging project and struggling to reach resolution and it’s difficult to remember why this chosen path seemed like a good idea – you need endurance.
Dopamine is a key chemical for endurance. Dopamine levels drop when there is no reward in sight and you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. We need to be able to boost our own Dopamine levels when things are difficult. Underlying levels of DHEA (vitality and longevity) support endurance, as does the release of Beta endorphins – our natural pain killers. With specific techniques, it is possible to develop endurance. To build stamina, an athlete trains for a week on rest and recovery and positive mind-set, followed by a week of all out endurance training. Using breath, movement, and mindset techniques, Companies in Motion prepares you to train this way for your professional and personal lives, building capacity for the heavy lifting we all inevitably will face.