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  • 1. Work/Life/Family Balance Strategies for a Stress-Free Life
  • 2.  
  • 3. Some Quick Facts About Stress and the Workplace
    • Americans are working longer and harder.
    • 46% of working adults view their jobs as very stressful or extremely stressful.
    • 81% percent of respondents suffer from the ill effects of stress at least once a week.
    • In a survey of medical and personnel directors of Fortune 1,000 companies, 70% said mental health problems were fairly or very pervasive.
    • Stress costs employers about $150 billion annually in workers’ compensation claims, absenteeism, turnover, and health and disability claims, reducing profits by about 10%.
  • 4. Stressors and Work–Family Conflict Stressors Dissatisfaction Frustration Depression Work–Family Conflicts Work and Family Stress on Employee Work Versus Family Creates Leads to Triggers Possible Outcomes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaFFeVzwbOg
  • 5. What is stress?
    • Stress - the “nonspecific
    • response of the body to
    • any demands made upon
    • it.”
    • Stressor – any physical,
    • psychological, or social
    • Condition that initiates
    • the stress response ,
    • and can be either positive
    • or negative.
  • 6. Types of Stress
    • EUSTRESS - “good stress”
    • Initiates emotional & psychological growth.
    • Generates & initiates action.
    • Leads to increase performance and improved health.
    • Provides the experience of pleasure, can accompany a:
      • Birth
      • Graduation
      • Purchase of a home
      • Development of a new relationship
  • 7. Typical Relationship Between Performance and Stress Too Little Stress Optimum Stress Excessive Stress Low Amount of Stress High Level of Performance Low (poor) High (excellent)
  • 8. Types of Stress
    • DISTRESS - “bad stress”
    • Results in negative responses.
    • Can interfere with physiological & psychological functioning.
    • Long term distress may result in disease or disability.
    • Homeostasis - the body’s attempt to
    • maintain a physiological balance.
    • Stress disrupts the balance.
  • 9. Chronic Stress
    • Long-term stress that occurs when a person is continually in a stress-response condition.
    • Can lead to illness or even death.
    • Increases risk for CV disease, hypertension, eating disorders, ulcers, diabetes, and cancer.
  • 10. Physical Effects
    • Increased susceptibility to illness
    • Chronic high blood pressure
    • Ulcers
    • Headaches and migraines, backaches, and body pains
    • Diarrhea, heartburn, gastritis, inflammation of the pancreas
    • Exacerbation of acne, psoriasis, herpes, hives, and eczema
    • Infertility
  • 11. Emotional Effects
    • Loneliness, depression, feelings of hopelessness
    • Irritability
    • Anger, hostility, violence
    • Disorganization
    • Conflicts
    • Mood swings
    • Sleep problems
  • 12. Behavioral Effects
    • Alcohol abuse
    • Drug abuse
    • Excessive smoking
    • Disordered eating
    • Compulsive behaviors
    • Ineffective use of work/leisure time
    • Overreaction to mild work pressure
  • 13. What causes you stress?
    • Jobs and The Workplace
    • Balancing family and work
    • Financial Problems
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCOOonGSEYo
    • Personal Relationships
    • Children
    • Daily Hassles / Being Too Busy
  • 14. Most and Least Stressful Jobs
    • Most Stressful:
    • President of the United States
    • Firefighter
    • Senior corporate executive
    • Race car driver
    • Taxi driver
    • Least Stressful:
    • Medical records technician
    • Janitor
    • Forklift operator
    • Musical instrument repairer
    • Florist
    Where do you think Charleston County Parks & Recreation Employees Rank?
  • 15. What is Work Life Balance?
    • Employers who allow flexibility and provide work life benefits will attract and retain the best employees.
    • Employees whose personal lives are under control are more effective in the workplace.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AshMtJtr3GU
  • 16. Is your life in balance?
  • 17. Does your family feel stressed too? What a Day!
  • 18. Determining Your Priorities
    • What are the essential components to a quality life?
    • What are you truly passionate about in life?
    • What do you value most?
    • Rank order these areas of your life according to the amount of time and energy you spend on each.
  • 19. Values and Prioritizing
    • Many of us are very knowledgeable about taking care of ourselves.
    • We know we should:
      • Eat right
      • Exercise daily
      • Make time for relaxation
      • Pursue spiritual wants and needs
      • WE KNOW IT SO WHY DON’T WE …..
  • 20. Values and Prioritizing
    • …… DO IT???
    • The number one reason
    • that most people give for
    • not doing what they
    • feel they “should” do
    • is?
    • TIME!
  • 21. Managing Your Priorities
    • Time and energy must be spent on priorities.
    • Utilize a system that will serve to remind you of your priorities.
    • Plan time to refuel the tank.
  • 22.
    • Learn how to say
    • YES
    • as well as
    • NO
    • It’s easier to say no to unwanted tasks if you’ve already committed to something you do want to do.
    Work-Life Balance
  • 23.
      • Establish your
      • ABSENCE
      • as well as your
      • PRESENCE
      • Set a schedule for being physically elsewhere and unavailable, and stick to it.
    Work-Life Balance
  • 24.
      • Do a
      • LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
      • as well as
      • ALL OF ONE THING
    • Master the art of multitasking.
    Work-Life Balance
  • 25.
        • Determine your
        • TASKS
        • as well as your
        • PRIORITIES
        • Many activities, small and large, are the steps that lead to your goal.
    Work-Life Balance
  • 26.
        • Work until your
        • TIME IS UP
        • as well as until your
    • TASK IS DONE
    • Approach every task with the goal of making progress during a specific amount of time, then move on to the next task to maintain forward momentum.
    Work-Life Balance
  • 27.
        • Bring some of your
        • HOME TO WORK
        • well as some of your
        • WORK TO HOME
        • You live in both worlds; look for ways to bring them together
    Work-Life Balance
  • 28.
        • Seek to
        • INTEGRATE YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ACTIVITIES
        • as well as to
        • SEPARATE WORK AND PLAY
        • Doing so can maximize your effectiveness and satisfaction in both spheres.
    Work-Life Balance
  • 29. Evaluating a Stressful Lifestyle Using Life Goals
    • Work: Performance objectives, challenge, opportunity to learn, sense of accomplishment, financial rewards, relationships with coworkers, subordinates, supervisors
    • Family: Quantity and quality of time spent with spouse, significant other, children, parents, siblings, extended family
    • Personal: Leisure activities, social life, physical health, spiritual development
      • We constantly juggle these goals, shifting time and energy between goals and trying not to “drop the ball” for any goal.
      • This juggling act reflects the amount of stress in our lives.
  • 30. Stress Management
    • Lifestyle Techniques
    • Time Management
    • Cognitive Restructuring
    • Relaxation Techniques
  • 31. 1. Lifestyle Techniques for Managing Stress
    • Social Support
    • Communication Skills
    • Healthy Diet
    • Adequate Sleep
    • Regular Exercise
  • 32. Desk Yoga
    • 1. Neck Rolls
    • Let your chin drop down to your chest.
    • Begin to circle your neck slowly, taking the right ear to the right shoulder, the head back, and then the left ear to the left shoulder.
    • Try to keep the shoulders relaxed and not to hurry through areas of tightness.
    • Take 3-5 rolls and then switch directions and take another 3-5 rolls.
  • 33. Desk Yoga
    • 2. Cat – Cow Stretch
    • Bring both feet flat on the floor. Bring your hands onto your knees.
    • On an inhale, arch the back and look up toward the ceiling.
    • On the exhale, round the spine and let your head drop forward.
    • Repeat for 3-5 breaths.
  • 34. Desk Yoga
    • 3. Seated Forward Bend
    • Push your chair back from your desk. Bring both feet flat on the floor.
    • Interlace your fingers behind your back.
    • Straighten your arms, drawing the interlaced fingers down.
    • Fold at the waist, bringing your interlaced hands over your back.
    • Rest your chest on your thighs and release your neck.
  • 35. Desk Yoga
    • 4. Eagle Arms
    • Take your arms out to either side, parallel to the floor. Bring the arms forward, crossing the right arm over the left and bringing the palms to touch.
    • Lift the elbows while keeping the shoulders sliding down your back.
    • Repeat with the left arm over the right.
  • 36. Desk Yoga
    • 5. Seated Spinal Twist
    • Turn so you are sitting sideways in your chair. Bring both feet flat on the floor.
    • Twist towards the back of the chair, holding the back with both hands.
    • Turn the chair the other way and repeat.
  • 37. Desk Yoga
    • 6. Wrist Stretch
    • Stand up. Turn your hands so that the wrists face your computer and the fingers face the edge of the desk.
    • Lean in to the wrists and flatten your palms as much as possible.
    • Back off if you feel pain.
  • 38. 2. Time Management
    • The Problem is Severe
    • By some estimates, people waste about 2 hours per day. 
    • Signs of time wasting:
      • Messy desk and cluttered (or no) files
      • Can't find things
      • Miss appointments, need to reschedule them late and/or unprepared for meetings
      • Volunteer to do things other people should do
      • Tired/unable to concentrate
  • 39. How we spend our day
  • 40. Know Yourself
    • Morning Person
    • Long Concentration
    • Procrastinator
    • Work well under a deadline
    • Extrovert
    • Night Owl
    • Short Concentration
    • Do things NOW
    • Don’t work well under a deadline
    • Introvert
  • 41. Manage Yourself
    • Schedule hard work during your “up” time
    • Break up projects into manageable segments
    • “ To do” lists with deadlines
    • Do high priority work when you work best
    • Know how to recharge your energy!
  • 42. Be “Time Wise”
    • Do it now
    • Say no
    • Start projects as soon as they are assigned
    • Divide each task into small, manageable chunks
    • Use small pockets of time well
    • Use your best time well
    • Don’t put things off
    • Turn off the TV
    • Try the 10-minute ticker
  • 43. 3. Cognitive Restructuring
    • How Can you Change the Way you
    • Think About Stress?
    • Don’t worry about things you can’t control
    • Regain control: problem solve & ID solutions
    • Reasonable expectations
    • Sense of humor
    • Flexibility with self & others
  • 44. Relaxation Techniques
    • Progressive relaxation
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxQJIiu9tK0
    • Visualization or Imagery
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf3IIYbllts
    • Mediation
    • Deep Breathing
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j5Z4E2wkh4
    • Biofeedback
  • 45. Stress Management
    • May require a variety of methods
    • Must learn to recognize the body’s negative signals and what causes them
    • Recreate stressful events and consider different outcomes
    • Avoid or minimize contact with stressor
    • Change attitudes and/or situations
  • 46. If all else fails…