TAKING BACK CONTROL
Our brain differentiates between three sets of goals: physical goals, social goals and mental goals.
On a physical level, our brain wants to make sure there is enough energy available for the future. Sadly this function hasn't adapted to current times.
Developed in a time with less food, more exercise and bigger threats, your brain prefers to play it safe. Force of habit is safer than creativity, sugars give more energy than healthy foods and sitting on your couch is less tiresome than sports. Working hard is a heavy burden on our energy reserves and resting while there are still tasks to be completed is dangerous.
The results are obvious: people get tired from a lack of exercise, cannot focus because of lack of rest and sleep poorly because the tasks are unfinished.
Compensating with willpower costs a lot of energy and - if it works at all - is not efficient. By learning to work with our brain instead of against our brain, we can achieve maximal results with minimal efforts.
ILC - physical aims at the three pillars of our energy management: work, play and rest.
Force of habit is the most efficient way of getting a lot of work done. But what are the habits, and how can we use them to get our work done? What habits do we like to see? How do we change habits that we don't like?
We chart the current habits and their cost in energy. We propose changes and create a roadmap to work efficiently.
In today's knowledge society we are pushed out of our comfort zone. Force of habit can stop us from postponing this, but working creatively demands a different mindset.
We learn how to get into this mindset when we need it and how to return to critical thinking afterwards. By allowing moments of playfulness you can boost creativity and efficiency.
The work never stops, but without proper periods of rest, our efficiency will go down. How can we keep the work-life balance? How do we make sure we can let go of our work during our spare time?
Letting go is a teachable skill. By changing our habits, meditation and visualisation exercises we learn how to mentally close the office doors and to fully enjoy our time off. This way, batteries will be fully charged for the next day.
By changing the way of setting our goals and making our planning, our brain will experience more mental victories. This will train people to consciously choose what tasks to do at what time and to follow that schedule. This is the first step towards good collaboration.