The Role of Recovery in Performance

Time to put the all-nighter to rest. Here’s an eight-point plan for incorporating high-quality recovery into your daily routine.
The Role of Recovery in Performance

You have a packed schedule, a series of urgent deadlines, or a critical project that has to roll out flawlessly. There’s just not enough time in the day to get it all done. So you find time by eliminating the non-essentials: sleep, exercise, meals, and time with family and friends. Decade by decade your overall reserves of energy drop a little. It’s not that you lose the ability to rise up and push through. It’s that the hangover afterwards is worse, begins to accumulate, and lasts well into your next performance. 

If you are open to adopting another approach, the solution is relatively simple. It requires that you value and pay as much attention to recovery as to preparation and performance. 

In this discussion paper, Garry Watanabe offers eight ideas for building high quality recovery into your daily routine. 


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