Work-Life Balance

Having a balance between work and home life can be a challenge. With this challenge come great rewards when it is done successfully. By balancing a career with home life it will provide benefits in each environment. You will become healthier, mentally and physically, and you will be able to produce more career wise.

With a Work-Life Balance you will be managing your time better. Better time management will benefit all aspects of life; you will be working less and producing more. This workshop will show how to focus on the important things, set accurate and achievable goals, and communicate better with your peers at work and your family at home.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of work life balance.
  • Recognize the signs of an unbalanced life.
  • Identify employer resources for a balanced lifestyle.
  • Improve time management and goal setting.
  • Use the most effective work methods for you.
  • Create balance at work and at home.
  • Manage stress.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Icebreaker

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Benefits of a Healthy Balance 

Why It’s Important

Increased Productivity

Improved Mental and Physical Health

Increased Morale

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Signs of an Imbalance 

Health Risks

Absenteeism

Burnout

Stress

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Employer Resources 

Offer More Employee Control

Ask Employees for Suggestions

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Reward Your Staff

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Tips in Time Management

The Urgent/Important Matrix

Learn to Say No

Stay Flexible

80/20 Rule

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Goal Setting 

The Three Ps

SMART Goals

Visualization

Prioritizing Your Goals

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Optional Ways to Work 

Telecommuting

Job Sharing

Job Redesign

Flex Time

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: At Work 

Leave Home Stress at Home

Break Up Large Tasks

Delegate

Set Accurate Goals

Case Study

Module Nine: At Home 

Leave Work Stress at Work

Turn Your Phone Off

Take Some Me Time

Maintain Your Boundaries

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Stress Management

Exercise

Eating Well

Getting Enough Sleep

Self-Assessment

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Working in a Home Office 

Setting Up a Home Office

Setting Boundaries

Dealing With Distractions

Make a Schedule and Stick to It

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up 

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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