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Work-Life Balance Training

Work-life Balance Training

Work-life Balance Training

Work-life balance is a measure of the degree to which you feel your life is in a state of sustainable equilibrium; in terms of balancing the competing demands on your time.

We need to answer this important question:

"How can you get the best performance from yourself and others, whilst still maintaining a healthy work-life balance?"

Your life is composed of various elements, such as: Work, health, family, friends, recuperation, further education, hobbies etc.

Each element is valuable to you, and each takes time. But you can't do them all simultaneously.

So, the next question is, "How can you balance the competing demands and sustain a high-degree of happiness and productivity?"

The answer to that question is the subject of this training course. In essentials, the day will have the following four elements.

  1. Time management and prioritisation.
  2. Emotional management (psychological stress management).
  3. Health vitality and recuperation (physical stress management).
  4. Equilibrium: balance and harmony between the competing demands of family and work life.

Introduction: Self-Assessment questionnaire:

What are your relative strengths? In which areas, do you still need to improve? Score yourself out of ten for each of these four abilities.

1. Time management and prioritisation

As individuals, we feel we are "a limited resource facing an unlimited demand".

Under these conditions it is vital that you manage your time and energy: You must properly prioritise.

Currently, to what degree do you predict, plan, prioritise, prepare and delegate tasks? In other words, to what degree are you a good time manager?

  • Score higher if you DO predict, prioritise and plan; (Proactive).
  • Score lower if don't predict and plan but instead, simply react to events as they occur; (Reactive).

2. Mental stress management: Managing your emotions

Stress has both a physical and a mental component. To what degree are you able to manage your emotions? Are you able to choose how you will feel on any given day, or do your emotions seem to affect you as if they are an external power?

  • Score higher if you feel you can choose your emotions.
  • Score lower if you feel you are a victim of your emotions.

3. Physical stress management: Health and vitality

Stress management has a physical component. To what degree do you keep good health habits? How would you rate your sleep, nutrition, and exercise programme?

  • Score higher if you sleep well, eat well and exercise regularly.
  • Score lower if you don't sleep well, or if you eat badly, or don't exercise.

4. Balance and harmony between the competing demands of family and work

Success in life is about achieving a state of Dynamic Equilibrium; which is about finding time to give every important element of your life its due.

Sustainable success requires that you do not neglect any major element; and that you achieve a state of perfect harmony between various components of your life.

To what degree do you feel you have achieved this state of harmony and balance?

  • Score higher if you feel in balance?
  • Score lower if you feel you are out of balance?

Work-life Balance Training Course

If you feel that you or any members of your organisation would benefit from learning more about these skills, please check out our one-day Work-life Balance course, which we run as an in-house training course.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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