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    • Work/Life/Family Balance Strategies for a Stress-Free Life
    •  
    • 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%.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Emotional Effects
      • Loneliness, depression, feelings of hopelessness
      • Irritability
      • Anger, hostility, violence
      • Disorganization
      • Conflicts
      • Mood swings
      • Sleep problems
    • Behavioral Effects
      • Alcohol abuse
      • Drug abuse
      • Excessive smoking
      • Disordered eating
      • Compulsive behaviors
      • Ineffective use of work/leisure time
      • Overreaction to mild work pressure
    • 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
    • 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?
    • 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
    • Is your life in balance?
    • Does your family feel stressed too? What a Day!
    • 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.
    • 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 …..
    • Values and Prioritizing
      • …… DO IT???
      • The number one reason
      • that most people give for
      • not doing what they
      • feel they “should” do
      • is?
      • TIME!
    • 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.
      • 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
        • Establish your
        • ABSENCE
        • as well as your
        • PRESENCE
        • Set a schedule for being physically elsewhere and unavailable, and stick to it.
      Work-Life Balance
        • Do a
        • LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
        • as well as
        • ALL OF ONE THING
      • Master the art of multitasking.
      Work-Life Balance
          • Determine your
          • TASKS
          • as well as your
          • PRIORITIES
          • Many activities, small and large, are the steps that lead to your goal.
      Work-Life Balance
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
    • 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.
    • Stress Management
      • Lifestyle Techniques
      • Time Management
      • Cognitive Restructuring
      • Relaxation Techniques
    • 1. Lifestyle Techniques for Managing Stress
      • Social Support
      • Communication Skills
      • Healthy Diet
      • Adequate Sleep
      • Regular Exercise
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • How we spend our day
    • 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
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • If all else fails…