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family relationships and leisure time into a satisfying life. focus on the big picture and use long range planning Use prioritizing and organizational skills to make sense out of conflicting demands .2 Achieving Work Life Balance Workshop Purpose: To focus on how to successfully combine work. Approach: To create a skill set that enhances the ability to evaluate priorities.
The Work – Life Balance 3 Work and personal world were once very distinct. It is harder than ever to keep up with both your work and personal activities. . Activities and social spaces are becoming ambiguous.
Some things people deal with on a daily basis 4 Getting ahead at work Spending quality time with your significant other Caring for elderly parents Doing chores at home Taking care of children Commuting to/from work .
. The day started at 9. The world has changed. Some of the changes in the work world caused a change and blurring of the work and personal worlds.00AM and ended at 5.The Never-Ending Work Day … 5 There was a time when people at work reported to work Monday through Saturday and worked an 8 hour day.00 PM however.
Changes in the Work World 6 Global economy International business Advanced communication technology Flex-time schedules Alternative or flexi-place work location Changes in family structure (dual-career) .
Survey Results From More Than 50.000 Employees from a Variety of Manufacturing and Service Organizations Found 7 (Source: Quintessential Careers article) 2 out of every 5 employees are dissatisfied with the balance between their work and personal lives The lack of balance is due to: Long work hours Changing demographics More time in travel Deterioration of boundaries between work and home .
. It can also change and mean different things to you at various points in your career.So … How Do You Restore Balance to your Life? 8 First. If you set a priority (EX: advance in your career). you have to be realistic about what that will require. You also have to be realistic. remember that the work/life balance can mean different things to different people.
Ph. Negotiate a Change with Your Current Employer Changes can include: flextime.9 10 Tips for Getting your Work/Life in Balance ( By Randall S. job-sharing. Hansen. Your 1st step is to research your employer’s policies and methods of handling previous requests 2.) 1. Explore careers that are less stressful and more flexible . telecommuting or part-time employment.D. Find a New Career Some careers are simply more stressful and time-consuming than others.
Find some ways to distance yourself from the things that are causing you the most stress . perhaps you simply need to take a less stressful job within your chosen career. Slow Down Life is simply too short Take steps to stop and enjoy the things and people around you.10 Tips for Getting your Work/Life in Balance (continued) 10 3. Find a New Job Rather than a career change. This may involve working with your current employer to identify a new position 4.
most of the stress they feel comes from simply being disorganized – and procrastinating. Avoid Procrastination.10 Tips for Getting your Work/Life in Balance (continued) 11 5. For many people. Share the Load Even though we may sometimes feel we’re the only ones capable of doing something. Get your partner or other family members to help you with all your personal/family responsibilities . Learn to set more realistic goals and deadlines – and then stick to them 6. it's usually not the case. Learn to Better Manage Your Time.
Get Help.10 Tips for Getting your Work/Life in Balance (continued) 12 7. Explore Your Options. Let Things Go. you just need to take the time to explore them EX: a sitter for your children. options for care of your aging parents. (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff) Learn to let things go every once in a while Learn to recognize the things that don’t really have much impact in your life and allow yourself to let them go … then don’t beat yourself up for doing so 8. In many cases you do have options. counseling for yourself Don’t feel overwhelmed with your family responsibilities .
Simplify It’s human nature to take on too many tasks and responsibilities. to try to do too much and to own too much. .10 Tips for Getting your Work/Life in Balance (continued) 13 9. Sometimes it’s easier for us to allow ourselves to feel overwhelmed rather than taking charge and developing a prioritized list of things that need to get done Buck the trend. 10. Take Charge. Find a way to simplify your life Change your lifestyle Get rid of the clutter and baggage in your house – and your life. Set Priorities.
. the key word is balance.14 Final Thought on the Work/Life Balance…. Life is a process . In the end. Find the right balance that works for you Celebrate your successes and don’t dwell on your failures. and so is striving for balance in your life. .