Ultimate Health Event Work Life Balance


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We are now being pulled in more directions than ever before, which means something suffers – our relationships, our work and most importantly ourselves. But the phrase work-life balance is such a cliché, so this is not a waffling work-life balance presentation where you will "Omm" and "Ahhh" but a hard hitting session to give you real life strategies and tools to ensure you scales in life favour you and your personal health and success. You will learn from someone who has experienced the high and lows of thriving on chaos in life, as you see Justin has a stress-induced illness thanks to not having balance.

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Ultimate Health Event Work Life Balance

  1. 1. Tipping The Scales
  2. 4. 29 th August 2009
  3. 6. <ul><li>Ulcerative Colitis </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation occurs on the lining of the large intestine or colon. </li></ul><ul><li>Tiny open sores or 'ulcers' form on the surface of the lining and these may bleed. </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation in the colon reduces its ability to reabsorb fluid from the faeces which causes diarrhea. </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation in the rectum can lead to a sense of urgency to have a bowel movement. </li></ul><ul><li>www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>Work-Life Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Over the past twenty-five years, there has been a substantial increase in work which is felt to be due, in part, by information technology and by an intense, competitive work environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term loyalty and a &quot;sense of corporate community&quot; have been eroded by a performance culture that expects more and more from their employees yet offers little security in return. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 59% of workers feel that stress is affecting their interpersonal and sexual relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>“ To get ahead, a 70 hour work week is the new standard. What little time is left is often divvied up among relationships, kids, and sleep.” </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>1. You get sick with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breast cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stomach ulcers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skins outbreaks – hives, acne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A common cold </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>2. The cost to the country: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work place stress costs the Aussie economy $14. 81 Billion per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress related presenteeism and absenteeism cost employers $10.11 Billion per year </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. 3. Your relationships
  8. 14. <ul><li>Why can’t we get it? </li></ul><ul><li>Because: </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t know how </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t want to let people down </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have the inherent self-discipline </li></ul>
  9. 16. I find myself spending more and more time on work-related projects. True or False?
  10. 17. I often feel I don't have any time for myself or for my family and friends. True or False?
  11. 18. No matter what I do, it seems that often every minute of every day is always scheduled for something. True or False?
  12. 19. Sometimes I feel as though I've lost sight of who I am and why I chose this job/career. True or False?
  13. 20. I can't remember the last time I was able to find the time to take a day off to do something fun, something just for me. True or False?
  14. 21. I feel stressed out most of the time. True or False?
  15. 22. I can't even remember the last time I used all my allotted holiday and personal days. True or False?
  16. 23. It sometimes feels as though I never even have a chance to catch my breath before I have to move on to the next project/crisis. True or False?
  17. 24. I can't remember the last time I read - and finished - a book that I was reading purely for pleasure. True or False?
  18. 25. I wish I had more time for some outside interests and hobbies, but I simply don't. True or False?
  19. 26. I often feel exhausted - even early in the week. True or False?
  20. 27. I can't remember the last time I went to the movies or visited a museum or attended some other cultural event. True or False?
  21. 28. I do what I do because so many people (children, partners, parents) depend on me for support. True or False?
  22. 29. I've missed many of my family's important events because of work-related time pressures and responsibilities. True or False?
  23. 30. I almost always bring work home with me. True or False?
  24. 32. JT’s Top 7 Tips To Tipping the Scales in Your Favour
  25. 40. <ul><li>JT’s Top 7 Tips To Tipping the Scales </li></ul><ul><li>in Your Favour </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise – at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Date night – one a week </li></ul><ul><li>Use a diary – set times for emails, calls, meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Set realistic expectations – calls and emails </li></ul><ul><li>“ You” Time – books, movies, walks </li></ul><ul><li>Walk don’t run – plan your life </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen your sword – spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically. </li></ul>
  26. 42. Justin Tamsett B.Ed (Phys & Health Education) Feel free to contact JT: [email_address] or 8007 0347 Follow JT on Twitter: @JTActiveMgmt To read JT’s blog: www.justintamsett.com Become an Active Management Fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/activemanagement And for more information on Active Management helping your business go to: www.activemgmt.com.au &quot;What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.&quot; Pericles