The following is a guest post from Ashley Brinn Kletke, Sr. Manager, Wellbeing, Stryker Instruments An Olympic racer’s training is not all out, every day. Instead, hard sessions of exertion are followed by restful periods in which the athlete’s body replenishes its energy reserves. During these recovery days, the body has a chance to repair stressed muscle tissues and to reset its healthy chemical balance, all the while processing the workout and growing stronger because of it. Without a rhythm of natural recovery periods, the athlete cannot perform at his or her best. This exertion–recovery rhythm is equally crucial for other high-performance work. To operate at peak effectiveness in our careers, we must honor the need for recovery and reflection on our experiences.