Rethinking wellness and restaurant culture with Chef Sean Brock
1. Assess stress levels and determine if it's worth it.
With every decision, discuss amongst your team and determine if the physical and mental consequences outweigh the benefits. For example, utilize the PIE method by evaluating the products, ideas, and execution practices at hand.
2. Understand your circle of competence.
Determine what you are and aren’t capable of achieving while prioritizing personal wellness and health.
3. Don't let pride or ego get in the way of accepting your stress.
Try not to place such an emphasis on perfection. Sometimes “good enough, is pretty awesome”. Imagine your burdens as a car driving by; acknowledge their presence, but watch them escape your sight.
4. You can't help anyone if you're not helping yourself.
The hospitality industry is all about helping others, but you can’t serve anyone if you’re not prioritizing your individual wellness. To find true worth is to find somewhere you belong and make a contribution.
5. Listen to your body.
Create a routine where you take time out of your day to prioritize yourself. Find a quiet place to hone in on the chaos and recognize that you have full control over it. Apps like calm can help guide you through morning and night meditation practices.