From Stressed Out to Stress Free

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Feeling stressed out? Here a simple steps to enable you to regain life and career balance.

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From Stressed Out to Stress Free

  1. 1. From Stressed-Out to Stress Free Simple steps to regain life & career balance Annemarie Cross Career Management & Personal Branding Strategist www.a-e-c.com.au
  2. 2. Are we balanced? <ul><li>Practical Achievement Survey; </li></ul><ul><li>88% of small business owners </li></ul><ul><li>work more than 50 hours/week </li></ul><ul><li>30% of those – 70 hours or more </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasons for imbalance <ul><li>Lack of awareness of the importance of life and career balance </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of time and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Being too close to the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of strategies </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is life and career balance <ul><li>What it is not according to Jim Bird-Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily mean equal balance </li></ul><ul><li>Changes over time </li></ul><ul><li>No one-size-fits-all </li></ul><ul><li>Must have: Achievement and Enjoyment </li></ul>
  5. 5. What can you gain? <ul><li>Reduced stress and anxiety levels </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid burnout </li></ul><ul><li>Increased productivity, performance and profits </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced relationships with clients, colleagues, family and friends </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life and Career Balance Strategies <ul><li>Recognise your strengths and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid becoming the ‘yes’ victim </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Pareto’s 80-20 principle </li></ul><ul><li>Establish firm and realistic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to delegate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Life and career balance strategies <ul><li>6. Set yourself a reasonable limit of hours </li></ul><ul><li>7. Take regular ‘power’ breaks </li></ul><ul><li>8. Incorporate change in your routine </li></ul><ul><li>9. Maintain your nutrition and exercise </li></ul><ul><li>routine; and get plenty of sleep </li></ul>
  8. 8. Life and career balance strategies <ul><li>10. Recognise the time of day you are at </li></ul><ul><li>your best </li></ul><ul><li>11. Learn stress reduction techniques </li></ul><ul><li>12. Take time out for yourself </li></ul>
  9. 9. Life and career balance <ul><li>John Ruskin: </li></ul><ul><li>“ In order that people may be happy in their </li></ul><ul><li>work, these 3 things are needed. </li></ul><ul><li>They must be fit for it ; </li></ul><ul><li>They must not do too much of it ; </li></ul><ul><li>They must have a sense of success in it.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Connect with me: <ul><li>Annemarie Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Career Management & </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Branding Strategist </li></ul><ul><li> www.a-e-c.com.au </li></ul><ul><li> www.twitter.com/annemariecross </li></ul><ul><li> www.linkedin.com/in/annemariecross </li></ul><ul><li> www.blogtalkradio.com/careercommunique </li></ul>

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