Being in radio can be a very rewarding job. You get to meet interesting people, most of the time people show you love, you get free food at work all the time, and then there’s the stream of free concert tickets!
But, believe it or not, being in radio can be very stressful. You have one boss, but you actually have thousands of bosses... you, the audience. You make one mistake on air, and you start getting calls, texts, emails... smoke signals! And then your more direct boss calls you to their office. Believe me, I’ve been there.
So, we need to find a way to deal with stress. Pedro plays drums and works out. Me? I practice yoga almost every day and, if for some reason I can’t go to yoga, I find a way to practice at home on my own.
It's important to find balance in life. But why wait till we're off work? Wouldn't managing stress at work make us more productive?
To talk about this issue, we recently invited Ronnie Newman to the show. She's a Harvard University trained, award winning researcher, educator and published author in the field of Mind/Body Medicine. She has spoken for such organizations as the United Nations, The World Bank, and the National Institutes of Mental Health. Ronnie Newman is also the Director of Health Promotion and Education at Art of Living, a non-profit, volunteer based organization with centers in more than 156 countries. Listen to our talk here...