Work/Life Balance

Expert Insights on Work/Life Balance

When work demands increase, the life side of the work-life balance scale drops. Fortunately, you can take back control of your life and still give your best at work. Isn't it time to find the right balance?

Taking Stock of Your Work/Life Balance

People with a healthy work-life balance are satisfied with both their work and home lives. They can fulfill their multiple family responsibilities at home, as well as work and community commitments without guilt or regret. They're healthy physically, emotionally, and socially. They're not over-worked. In fact, they have a sense of control over their life, and feel that the decisions they make are informed choices. In this course, you'll learn about how to detect imbalance between home and work and how to achieve a healthy compromise between work balance and life balance. And you'll assess your current work/life balance so you can overcome internal and external obstacles to achieving harmony.

Staying Balanced in a Shifting World

Achieving a healthy work/life balance gives you the chance to practice mindfulness and focus on what's important in all aspects of your life. Maintaining this work/life balance requires constant vigilance. This course focuses on techniques for managing stress and recognizing the behaviors like passivity, aggressiveness, and assertiveness, and how these affect your ability to find balance in life. Techniques that can be used to achieve and preserve balance are also discussed. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Achieve Productivity in Your Personal Life

A busy personal life has a direct correlation to your productivity level at your job. By getting control of your productivity at home, you can improve your productivity work too, making you better able to stick to schedules and meet deadlines by reducing the stress and distractions that come from trying to juggle home and work at the same time. In this course, you'll learn how to prepare for trips, plan personal and household tasks, and become more organized as a parent. You'll also explore tips for achieving an effective work/life balance and taking care of your personal health and well-being.

Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress

When you're constantly adding items to your never-ending to-do list, feeling overwhelmed at work and at home, and finding your health and relationships negatively impacted, you are likely experiencing stress. Stress is produced by your own feelings and reactions to certain external events, rather than by the events themselves. But while you may not always be able to control the external events causing your stress, by applying mindfulness techniques, you can control your reactions to them. This course explains the physiological, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of stress and where it can come from. It outlines strategies for maintaining work/life balance and managing stress. It also covers ways to change your responses to stress and make them more positive and how to use relaxation techniques and adopting mindfulness to help you focus.

Managing and Supporting Employee Wellness

Work is important on many levels. A job your employees enjoy and find meaningful can also affect their physical and emotional health. On a strictly business level, organizations benefit when employees are happy and healthy at work because workplace wellness leads to increases in productivity and creativity, a greater focus on safety and retention, and decreases in nonattendance. In this course, you'll discover the impact of work on three major areas of work life and how facets of wellness programs can help support your employees in those areas. You'll come to recognize symptoms of stress and burnout in your people and discover methods you can use to help them balance the demands of work and private life. Additionally, you'll learn approaches to employee wellness that connect all the important areas of health.