Find the Keys to Work-Life Balance

Work-Life and Wellness Week continues with these free sessions full of tips and methods to renew, recharge and get control of your time and priorities.
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Self-Inflicted Overload

Oct. 5, 9–10:30 a.m.
2501 Capital Hall
Instructor:  Janice Palmer
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Whether you call it stress, burnout, being frazzled, or meeting yourself coming and going,
we all experience a sense of overload at some time. And in many cases the pressure we’re feeling is — at least partially — self-inflicted.

Join us for this new session and explore ways to
Assess yourself: Am I overloaded?
Assess the situation: What is causing this?
Assess paths: How can I get back on track?

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Be aware of what self-inflicted overload is
  • Explore causes of overload and its impact on work-life balance
  • Manage the unmanageable to-do list
  • Avoid burnout/stress
  • Evaluate your priorities
  • Simplify your life
  • Learn when to say “No” to work
  • Renew yourself

Time Management Processes and Solutions

Oct. 6, 10–11:30 a.m.
2501 Capital Hall
Instructor: Teresa Faulkner
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Participants in this session learn the importance of time in their business and personal lives, and powerful ways to manage it to create better work-life balance. Key time management
topics reviewed include how to:

  • Take control of your time instead of letting it or others control you.
  • Identify time wasters in your life.
  • List your goals and set priorities.
  • Make and use a daily to-do list.
  • Identify tasks you can delegate even if you are not in a leadership position.
  • Deal with interruptions like drop-in visitors, telephone calls and emails.
  • Overcome procrastination.
  • Manage time in crisis situations.
  • Work smarter, not harder.

And a discussion of these “Five Strategies to Managing Work and Life”:

  • Start Your Day with 5 Minutes to Yourself
  • Establish a Transition Ritual
  • Honestly Set Your Priorities and Don’t Play the Guilt Trip on Yourself
  • Don’t Hang Around Negative People
  • Recharge Your Own Batteries

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