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Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training Course -One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training
  • What is “Work life balance”? How can you achieve it?
  • Create a Sustainable Equilibrium between the various elements of your life.
  • Learn the four major skills that allow you to achieve Work life balance:
  • Discover your “Hierarchy of values”; the relative importance of things.
  • Prioritisation, time management and delegation.
  • Stress management techniques. Recuperation and energy.
  • Mental stress management techniques. Peace of mind.
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training -One Day

About this Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training Course

It is important to achieve a work-life balance, because work has to be sustainable over many years.

If people in your organisation fail to achieve Work-life balance, then that has negative effects on both the individual and the team.

If people DO achieve Work life balance, then productivity will increase and it can be sustained indefinitely.

Work life balance is based on the fact that your life is composed of various elements, (work, rest, family, hobbies, friends, etc). Work-life balance is about achieving the right mix of all the various components of your life, (neglecting none of them for too long.)

The problem of work-life balance is the fact you feel you are “a limited resource facing an unlimited demand”.
You must manage the competing demands of the various aspects of your life.
Work life balance is the art of creating harmony; allowing you to be more productive, happy and healthy.

How to achieve work life balance is the subject of this course.

I found the course very informative. It helped me recap on management degree. Highly recommend course. The trainer was very knowledgeable on the subject area. Great pace of training and gave opportunities to raise or discuss areas we wanted too. Strong, knowledgeable trainer.

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Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • What is meant by Work-life balance?
  • The four major skills needed to achieve work life balance
  • Prioritisation, time management and delegation
  • Discover your “hierarchy of values”
  • Your life is composed of Major Elements.
  • What is the relative importance of the Elements?
  • Never neglect any element for too long

Day One - Afternoon

  • Stress has both physical and mental components
  • How to handle the effects of stress on your physical body
  • How to handle the effects of stress on your mind and emotions
  • How to create “watertight compartments” in your mind
  • How to stop trouble “flooding” from one life-area to the next
  • Regain a sense of “sustainable equilibrium” and balance
  • Maintain your poise

Available Dates and Locations

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Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

Our Open Training Courses run in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Scotland, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Leeds, Luton, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Gloucestershire.
In-house courses can be run in the UK or worldwide to suit you.

Course content contained interesting and good material. Liked the philosophical aspect. You can easily use some methods in your private, social life. Was the right amount of content. The trainer was well prepared and motivated. Enough visual display. Loved the interaction. Quite active workshop.

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Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training Course Content

Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training - Day One - AM

What is meant by Work-life balance?

Definition of work life balance:
Work-life balance is 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 and energy.

Your life is composed of various elements, such as:

Work, health, family, friends, recuperation, further education, hobbies etc.

Work Partner Kids Family
Friends Hobbies Health Sleep
Recuperation Study Education Religion Gym

Each element is valuable to you, and each takes time.

You can't do them all simultaneously.

So, the next question is, “How can you balance the competing demands that life makes upon you and maintain a high-degree of health, happiness and productivity?”

How should you best analyse your life into its main component parts?

The four major skills needed to achieve work life balance

Work life balance training has four major themes.

  1. Time management and prioritisation
  2. Equilibrium: Balance and harmony between the competing demands of family and work life
  3. Health vitality and recuperation, (Physical stress management)
  4. Emotional management, (Psychological stress management)

Part one: Prioritisation, time management

Time management is the art of doing the most valuable things, in the most efficient order.
Time managers do not necessarily do the easiest things first.
Time managers do the most valuable thing first.

What is the most valuable use of your time, right now?

Productive Zone - Higher value, But not yet deadline driven, The key zone. Crisis Zone - Higher value, Higher deadline pressure, Crisis management. Fruitless Zone - Lower value, Gossip, Office politics, Pity parties. Busy Zone - Lower value, But deadline driven, Busy but non-productive.

Key question

What is the most valuable use of your time, right now?
Do you ever have: Busy but non-productive days?

Three-time wasters SOS: Self – Others - Systems

Handling the three-time wasters

  1. Self. Your own bad habits steal your time
  2. Other people who steal your time
  3. Systems. Inefficient systems

Prioritisation - Impose order

Identify and manage your priorities.

Answer the question: What is the most valuable use of my time right now?

Part 2. Balance and harmony between the competing demands of family and work

Discover your “hierarchy of values”

There are many things about your life that you value. But you do not value everything equally. So, it is important that you figure out your “hierarchy of values”.

A hierarchy of values indicates, not only what your values ARE, but also their importance relative to each other.

How do you value each set against each other, in order of importance?

For example: Everyone values money, and everyone value their health. But which do you value the most? Money or health?

Is it possible that some people sacrifice their health in an attempt to earn more money?
Yes.

Second example: Everyone values their leisure time; and most people value further education: But is it possible that some people spend too much time watching movies and not enough time on their further education?
Yes.

Your life is composed of Major Elements.

The point here is that you don’t have time to do everything on the same day. So, you need to decide how you SHOULD spend your time, today.
How you spend your time is a reflection of what you think you SHOULD do.
To do that, you need to know how the various categories rank in importance in your hierarchy of values.
Exercises to uncover the elements of your life and to put them in order.

The course content was spot on. It covered everything I expected and what is required for my role. The most fascinating thing for me was the eight part SMART, the decision matrix, right box-wrong box and identifying success or failure of staff. The trainer's presentation was clear and precise. Explained very well and was on time.

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Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training - Day One - PM

Stress has both physical and mental components: Physical stress

How to have more energy

Energy is defined as 'The Capacity to do work' - Q1 Crisis - Alcohol, Food, Drugs. Q2 Productive - Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise

Energy is defined by science as “the capacity to do work”.
You need sufficient energy.

Question: Do you always have sufficient energy?
Or do you sometimes run out of enthusiasm?

To a degree, your energy levels are a function of your personal habits

When you want to change how you feel, you can do that by adopting one of two fundamental approaches:

How to handle the effects of stress on your mind and emotions.

Remember this phrase:You feel whatever you think about

How to manage your emotions.

We start with you taking control over your own thoughts, mental images and words.
Remember: You don’t feel reality as it is: you feel what you THINK it is.

Actions - Results - Thoughts - Feelings

How to create “Watertight compartments” in your mind.

Compartmentalise Your Life. Your life needs to be divided into watertight compartments. If one of them gets flooded with bad news, then that compartment needs to be isolated from the rest of the ship. Do NOT let the fact that one compartment of your life, which is flooded with bad news, to be the reason to allow troubles to flood into another compartment.

Keep your life compartments mentally and emotionally isolated.
Use the non-damaged compartments to be a refuge from the troubling stress.

How to stop trouble “flooding” from one life-area to the next.

Notes and exercises

Regain a sense of “sustainable equilibrium” and balance.

Life is about gaining a sense of sustainable equilibrium between the various elements that compose your life.

A balance of work and life elements

Maintain your poise.

A positive mental attitude relies on your ability to control and direct your mind and your conversation:

  1. Consistently.
  2. For extended periods.
  3. Irrespective of what others are doing.
  4. Irrespective of what others are saying to you.

Consider this suggestion and ponder the implications:
“You are what you are,
You do what you do,
And you feel the way you feel,
primarily because of the habitual thoughts
that you allow to dominate your mind.”

The only thing over which you have complete and unchallengeable control is: Your own mind.

Your most important aim must be to take control of your mind and direct all your mental powers towards successful outcomes

Summary, action planning and close.

I found the course very useful in terms of being a personal yardstick to measure my personal and professional development with. Lots of very new theories and formulae to assist with problem solving which will be useful too. The course was delivered by a very experienced trainer who had a wonderfully calm, yet humorous manner.

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The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to additional free training material after the course
  • Three months free telephone coaching

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Work-life Balance and Stress Management Training Course Quiz

Your work-life balance is important - Take this course quiz to see where you are strong and where you are NOT so strong.

View this page on your computer to complete the quiz!

Score yourself out of 10 for each of the following questions. With 10 representing excellence and 0 representing terrible.

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 plan ahead, predict, prioritise and delegate; (i.e. you are more Proactive).
Score lower if you don’t predict and plan but instead, simply react to events as they occur. (Reactive).

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

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

Score higher if you DO think you currently have a good balance. Score lower if you don't.

3. Physical stress management: Health and vitality

Stress has a physical and a mental component. In relation to your health habits, 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. Mental stress management. Managing your emotions

Stress has a physical and a mental component. In relation to your mental health / emotional balance, 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 affected by feelings over which you seem to have no control: You feel as if you were the victim of your emotions.