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Reaching for a Balanced Life – Introduction.
☺ In a world of ever-changing organizations, the one
constant is change itsel...
Reaching for a Balanced Life
Introductory concepts @ OxfordCambridge.Org all for free and free for all.
The information ga...
Reaching for a Balanced Life - Aim of publication.
To arouse interest in readers and learners who
wants to evaluate a poss...
Reaching for a Balanced Life - Learning Objectives.
 After developing the KeyPoints outlined in this publication, you sho...
Reaching for a Balanced Life – Summary.
☺ You should learn what the obstacles to achieving a balanced
life are, and how to...
*** About the Structure and Flow of our Presentations ***

Personal Development

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Reaching for a Balanced Life - Sections List.
 (Section 1) Finding Life Balance.
 (Section 2) Success over Stress.
 (Se...
(Section 1) Finding Life Balance – Summary.
☺ You fill your life with many activities and it difficult to get
the balance ...
(Section 1) Finding Life Balance – HighPoints.
 Assessing Current Situation.
 What’s Getting in the Way?
 Individual an...
(Section 1) HighPoints: Assessing Current Situation.
☺ identify the benefits of
☺ use life chart categories to determine a...
(Section 1) HighPoints: What’s Getting in the Way?
☺ identify the benefits of learning how to .
☺ make recommendations abo...
(Section 1) HighPoints: Individual and Organizational Fit.
☺ recognize the benefits of assessing the individual and
organi...
(Section 2) Success over Stress – Summary.
☺ "Stress is the psychological, physiological and behavioral
response by an ind...
(Section 2) Success over Stress – HighPoints.
 Recognizing Stress.
 Coping with Stress.

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(Section 2) HighPoints: Recognizing Stress.
☺ distinguish the benefits of recognizing stress.
☺ identify appropriate descr...
(Section 2) HighPoints: Coping with Stress.
☺ acknowledge the benefits of having a range of positive
strategies to cope wi...
(Section 3) Better Balance Strategies – Summary.
☺ Individuals need to focus on the actions they can take to
achieve a mor...
(Section 3) Better Balance Strategies – HighPoints
 Reducing Demands.
 Making Changes.
 Fitting in with the Bigger Pict...
(Section 3) HighPoints: Reducing Demands.
☺ recognize the benefits of knowing how to reduce
demands on time.
☺ acknowledge...
(Section 3) HighPoints: Making Changes.
☺ appreciate the benefits of having the right tools and
strategies to make appropr...
(Section 3) HighPoints: Fitting in with the Bigger Picture.
☺ identify the benefits of being able to see the "bigger
pictu...
Reaching for a Balanced Life – Conclusion.
☺ At this point you should be familiar with the following:


overcoming obstac...
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Assess your present life, both at home and at work, and the relationship between the two.
Is it balanced? How and why is it out of balance?
Study what are the obstacles to achieving a balanced life are, and how to apply a basic strategy to overcome these obstacles.
Learn about the role of the individual in relation to the organization he/she works in, and how this impacts on his/her life.
Are you working for an organizational culture which fits you? Are you in balance with your job? Find out.

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  1. 1. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  2. 2. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  3. 3. Reaching for a Balanced Life – Introduction. ☺ In a world of ever-changing organizations, the one constant is change itself. ☺ Since change is an unavoidable fact of life, how well you manage yourself through change can make a world of difference in your future employability. ☺ Though the task of managing yourself through change may seem daunting at first, when approached with an open mind, it is in fact a unique opportunity to take on new challenges and to learn new skills. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  4. 4. Reaching for a Balanced Life Introductory concepts @ OxfordCambridge.Org all for free and free for all. The information gathered here is under KeyPoints format and may be use: - Either to give the reader an overview before deciding for a full scale study of the topic. - Or act as a study guide for learners in expanding their knowledge on that given topic. Some recommendations, perhaps: - Identify each KeyPoint on which you feel a need to expand your knowledge, - Choose a good book or academic magazine and info from the Internet. - And then work towards gaining that knowledge, at your own pace. Please enjoy! Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  5. 5. Reaching for a Balanced Life - Aim of publication. To arouse interest in readers and learners who wants to evaluate a possibility of balanced life in order to increase satisfaction, energy, and productivity in and out of the workplace. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  6. 6. Reaching for a Balanced Life - Learning Objectives.  After developing the KeyPoints outlined in this publication, you should mainly be able to:   distinguish internal and external obstacles to change.  match individuals to their dominant work relationship preferences.  categorize the signs and symptoms of stress into physiological, behavioral, and psychological.  recognize the benefits of having a range of positive strategies to cope with stress.  use techniques to challenge negative thinking.  match passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to behaviors associated with.  take the necessary actions to develop supportive relationships.  Personal Development identify the benefits of assessing current life balance. see the "bigger picture" when taking actions to put life in balance. (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  7. 7. Reaching for a Balanced Life – Summary. ☺ You should learn what the obstacles to achieving a balanced life are, and how to apply a basic strategy to overcome these obstacles. ☺ Also, you ought to discover the role of the individual in relation to the organization (s)he works in, and how this impacts on her/his life. ☺ Are you working for an organizational culture which fits you? ☺ Are you in balance with your job? ☺ Do you have the right kinds of working relationships? ☺ After understanding where you are, in relation to where you want to be, you can begin to construct a map that will take you to your objective of a balanced and fulfilled life. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  8. 8. *** About the Structure and Flow of our Presentations *** Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  9. 9. Reaching for a Balanced Life - Sections List.  (Section 1) Finding Life Balance.  (Section 2) Success over Stress.  (Section 3) Better Balance Strategies. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  10. 10. (Section 1) Finding Life Balance – Summary. ☺ You fill your life with many activities and it difficult to get the balance between those activities right. ☺ But getting the balance right gives a tremendous payback. ☺ You feel fulfilled. ☺ You are in harmony with yourself and your world. ☺ Which is good for you, and also impacts positively on your family, friends, and colleagues. ☺ The first step towards a possible adjustment of your life balance is to assess your life at present life, both at home and at work, and the relationship between the two. ☺ Is it balanced? ☺ How and why is it out of balance? Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  11. 11. (Section 1) Finding Life Balance – HighPoints.  Assessing Current Situation.  What’s Getting in the Way?  Individual and Organizational Fit. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  12. 12. (Section 1) HighPoints: Assessing Current Situation. ☺ identify the benefits of ☺ use life chart categories to determine an individual's satisfaction with his current situation. ☺ take appropriate actions to make the most of energy. ☺ single out value drivers with individuals. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  13. 13. (Section 1) HighPoints: What’s Getting in the Way? ☺ identify the benefits of learning how to . ☺ make recommendations about how an individual could act to effectively achieve life balance. ☺ distinguish between internal and external obstacles to change. ☺ apply strategies required to overcome obstacles to changing life balance, in relation to both internal and external barriers. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  14. 14. (Section 1) HighPoints: Individual and Organizational Fit. ☺ recognize the benefits of assessing the individual and organizational fit. ☺ discover comments about organizational culture with the cultural types. ☺ determine job preferences of individuals. ☺ consider individuals in relation to their dominant work relationship preferences. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  15. 15. (Section 2) Success over Stress – Summary. ☺ "Stress is the psychological, physiological and behavioral response by an individual when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health." ☺ Contrary to popular belief, stress itself is never a good thing. ☺ It is always harmful. ☺ You need discern the difference between pressure, which spurs you into action and helps you to perform at your peak, and stress, which impedes your performance, and has long-term health implications. ☺ Stress is produced by own feelings and reactions to certain external events, rather than by the events themselves. ☺ This means that once you recognize how you respond to certain situations, you can change your response to one that is more helpful and productive. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  16. 16. (Section 2) Success over Stress – HighPoints.  Recognizing Stress.  Coping with Stress. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  17. 17. (Section 2) HighPoints: Recognizing Stress. ☺ distinguish the benefits of recognizing stress. ☺ identify appropriate descriptions of stress. ☺ categorize signs and symptoms of stress into physiological, behavioural, and psychological. ☺ differentiate Type-A and Type-B personality types in context. ☺ recognize examples of job stressor. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  18. 18. (Section 2) HighPoints: Coping with Stress. ☺ acknowledge the benefits of having a range of positive strategies to cope with stress. ☺ recognize techniques to prepare for stress in a given situation. ☺ identify situations of negative thinking. ☺ discern the techniques for challenging negative thinking. ☺ apply techniques to challenge negative thinking in a given context. ☺ use the appropriate techniques to receive criticism positively. ☺ distinguish between examples of the elements of the ABC model. ☺ recollect relaxation techniques to be used on a daily basis. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  19. 19. (Section 3) Better Balance Strategies – Summary. ☺ Individuals need to focus on the actions they can take to achieve a more balanced life. ☺ That is said, you begin by helping yourself to explore ways in which you can create some space in order to bring more nourishing and energizing activities into your life. ☺ For that, you are to discover how to build practical systems into your days and weeks that will support you in making the necessary adjustments to your life. ☺ As life balance constantly shifts, you will also consider early warning signs to look out for. ☺ By doing so, you can make the necessary adjustments as you go along. ☺ Also to maintain a constant focus, you ought to create a vision of a satisfying, balanced life for yourself. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  20. 20. (Section 3) Better Balance Strategies – HighPoints  Reducing Demands.  Making Changes.  Fitting in with the Bigger Picture. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  21. 21. (Section 3) HighPoints: Reducing Demands. ☺ recognize the benefits of knowing how to reduce demands on time. ☺ acknowledge passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to behaviors associated with. ☺ employ assertiveness techniques to define boundaries. ☺ find out to what extent a delegation strategy is used effectively. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  22. 22. (Section 3) HighPoints: Making Changes. ☺ appreciate the benefits of having the right tools and strategies to make appropriate life balancing changes. ☺ use the strategy required to create and pursue a vision. ☺ apply the PMI (Plus-Minus-Implication) technique to evaluate a possible change. ☺ employ necessary actions to develop supportive relationships. ☺ identify the actions associated with making space and making time. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  23. 23. (Section 3) HighPoints: Fitting in with the Bigger Picture. ☺ identify the benefits of being able to see the "bigger picture" when taking action to put life in balance. ☺ check out the four phases of a life change cycle to the characteristic feelings and appropriate actions associated with. ☺ associate elements of the reframing process to the considerations required to explore each element. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  24. 24. Reaching for a Balanced Life – Conclusion. ☺ At this point you should be familiar with the following:  overcoming obstacles to change.  anticipating and preparing for stress.  having a range of positive strategies to cope with stress.  dealing with criticism.  defining your boundaries assertively.  developing supportive relationships.  taking time to relax. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
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