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Achieving Balance in Professional & Personal Life (beta)

  1. 1. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development Achieving Balance in Professional and Personal Life
  2. 2. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development Achieving Balance in Professional and Personal Life KeyPoints to develop in your own time! 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 guide for readers 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 two and/or info from the Internet. - And then work towards gaining that knowledge. Please enjoy!
  3. 3. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development To introduce the reader or the learner to improving his or her personal and professional development process, with an emphasis on achieving balance in the work environment. Aim of publication:
  4. 4. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Achieving Balance in Professional and Personal Life – Summary. ☺ Because a successful personal life balancing act is an on-going process, we would need to recognize the warning signs of imbalance. ☺ Once that is established, we ought to define boundaries and begin to establish balance in our life. ☺ Next, one must first overcome what is holding one back before one can set a new direction. ☺ Making every moment count is the surest path to living a good life, therefore reducing the everyday activities, interruptions, and attitudes that waste our time is vital.
  5. 5. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development After developing the KeyPoints outlined in this publication, you should mainly be able to: ☺ take an interest in improving your personal and professional development process. ☺ recognize what constitutes everyday balance, and assess your own life in terms of these key elements. ☺ discover ways to manage self-induced stress. ☺ learn to recognize opportunities in changing circumstances. ☺ identify how self-esteem works. ☺ … Learning Objectives:
  6. 6. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development ☺ … ☺ specify behaviours that avoid wasting time. ☺ distinguish characteristics of how stress from overwork operates. ☺ select various methods of tempering personal stress. ☺ identify strategies that help overcome setbacks. ☺ discover strategies and statements that reinforce the ability to succeed. Learning Objectives:
  7. 7. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development ☺ (Section 1) Discovering Balance. ☺ (Section 2) Setting a Course. ☺ (Section 3) Managing Time. ☺ (Section 4) Coping with Stress. ☺ (Section 5) Committing to Self. ☺ (Section 6) Keeping Our Balance. ☺ (Section 7) Balancing Professional Life Practice. Sections list:
  8. 8. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 1) Discovering Balance – Summary. ☺ Today society's pressures can be enormous. ☺ They tend to throw almost everyone for a loop sooner or later. ☺ But there are techniques that can help us maintain our equilibrium and succeed. ☺ Thus improving our personal and professional development process.
  9. 9. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development (Section 1) Discovering Balance – HighPoints.  Balance Basics.  Elements of a Balanced Life.  Signs of an Imbalanced Life.
  10. 10. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 1) HighPoints: Balance Basics. ☺ recognize the value of cultivating a balanced lifestyle. ☺ match forces that define balance with activities. ☺ choose the combinations of forces that apply to life balance situations. ☺ identify mental attitudes that affect life balance. ☺ list attitudes that reflect self-discipline and responsibility.
  11. 11. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 1) HighPoints: Elements of a Balanced Life. ☺ recognize the value of overcoming obstacles to a balanced life. ☺ match techniques that create positive attitudes with the problems they resolve. ☺ link skills that enhance professional success with their benefits. ☺ choose the effects of high and low self- esteem. ☺ identify the value of interpersonal skills, support systems, and networking.
  12. 12. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 1) HighPoints: Signs of an Imbalanced Life. ☺ recognize the benefits of responding properly to the warning signs of imbalance. ☺ specify techniques for dealing with the warning signals of life imbalance. ☺ choose indications of overworking. ☺ identify the qualities and characteristics of anger. ☺ differentiate between the myths and realities of the different types of depression.
  13. 13. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 1) HighPoints: Boundaries and Balance. ☺ recognize the value of setting boundaries to achieve balance. ☺ identify techniques that improve the use of time in personal and professional life. ☺ identify ways to set constructive restraints on activities. ☺ specify factors that improve delegating.
  14. 14. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 2) Setting a Course – Summary. ☺ Discovering the biases and emotional traps that may be preventing us from getting what we want out of our career and personal life. ☺ Recognizing our personal baggage frees us to begin the process of discovering choices that would bring greater satisfaction and positive in our life. ☺ In doing so, we will begin to create a new path for ourselves that is in alignment with our own skills, interests, and passions.
  15. 15. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development (Section 2) Setting a Course – HighPoints.  Identifying One’s Own Beliefs.  Obstacles to Change.  Shifting Our Thinking.  Choosing a Path.
  16. 16. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 2) HighPoints: Identifying One’s Own Beliefs. ☺ recognize the value of understanding how perceptions, beliefs and attitude influence behaviour. ☺ identify the effects of sensory stimuli on our perceptions. ☺ select how beliefs affect behaviour. ☺ choose how attitudes work.
  17. 17. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 2) HighPoints: Obstacles to Change. ☺ recognize the value of being aware how guilt, shame, self-esteem, and fear work. ☺ differentiate between the ways that guilt and shame are expressed. ☺ identify how self-esteem works. ☺ choose the ways that fear operates.
  18. 18. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 2) HighPoints: Shifting Our Thinking. ☺ recognize the value of using methods to facilitate change. ☺ identify outlooks that facilitate change. ☺ differentiate transition from change. ☺ identify methods that facilitate change. ☺ specify the steps necessary to carry out plans.
  19. 19. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 2) HighPoints: Choosing a Path. ☺ recognize the importance of self-directed efforts. ☺ identify factors that facilitate finding rewarding work. ☺ choose actions that facilitate balancing priorities. ☺ identify behaviors that will improve concentration of effort.
  20. 20. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 3) Managing Time – Summary. ☺ Recognizing many of the everyday activities, interruptions, and attitudes that waste our time and, in turn, eat away at the very thing we should value most, time. ☺ With the time savings account therefore enriched, we will need to learn to hone our time-management skills and achieve much greater results for the same effort.
  21. 21. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development (Section 3) Managing Time – HighPoints  Where Does the Time Go?  Dealing with Perfectionism.  Conquering Burnout.  Using Time Effectively.
  22. 22. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 3) HighPoints: Where Does the Time Go? ☺ recognize the value in becoming more efficient in the use of time. ☺ identify basic factors in time management theory. ☺ choose factors that influence effective goal- setting. ☺ specify behaviors that avoid wasting time. ☺ determine actions that effectively deal with procrastination.
  23. 23. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 3) HighPoints: Dealing with Perfectionism. ☺ recognize the value in understanding how perfectionism works. ☺ identify the characteristics of negative perfectionism. ☺ select the characteristics of positive perfectionism. ☺ differentiate between behaviours that use positive aspects of perfectionism and overcome negative aspects.
  24. 24. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 3) HighPoints: Conquering Burnout. ☺ recognize the value in understanding how burnout is overcome. ☺ identify the manner in which burnout works. ☺ enumerate strategies that reduce burnout. ☺ list behaviors that heal burnout.
  25. 25. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 3) HighPoints: Using Time Effectively. ☺ recognize the value of good time-management skills. ☺ choose actions that aid efficiency. ☺ identify processes that strengthen effective use of time. ☺ choose activities that encourage optimum work patterns. ☺ specify strategies that improve scheduling.
  26. 26. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 4) Coping with Stress – Summary. ☺ There's no way to avoid having stress in one's life, but there are techniques for combating it. ☺ Perhaps work makes us feel pressured. We could explore ways to anticipate for stressful situations in order to reduce their disruptions on our life. ☺ Sometimes it's just our own negative thinking that creates anxiety in our lives. ☺ Therefore, employ time-tested methods of diffusing these negative thoughts and keep stress in check.
  27. 27. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development (Section 4) Coping with Stress – HighPoints.  Handling Self-induced Stress.  Lessening Chronic Work Stressors.  Managing Self-talk.  Increasing Stress Tolerance.
  28. 28. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 4) HighPoints: Handling Self-induced Stress. ☺ recognize the importance of handling stress in a positive way. ☺ identify good stress management techniques. ☺ specify how stress works. ☺ establish the manner in which behaviour types deal with stress.
  29. 29. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 4) HighPoints: Lessening Chronic Work Stressors. ☺ recognize the importance of reducing chronic work stressors. ☺ choose the manner in which stress operates at work. ☺ identify characteristics of how stress from overwork operates. ☺ determine the manner in which under- utilization operates. ☺ identify the ways that stress is tied to lifestyle.
  30. 30. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 4) HighPoints: Managing Self-talk. ☺ recognize the benefits of overcoming negative thinking patterns. ☺ specify the manner in which negative thinking works. ☺ identify the ways that optimistic, positive thinking works. ☺ choose characteristics of visualization and affirmation.
  31. 31. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 4) HighPoints: Increasing Stress Tolerance. ☺ recognize the value of techniques that improve coping with pressure. ☺ identify the manner in which stress levels operate. ☺ tell ways in which stress tolerance can be increased. ☺ select various methods of tempering personal stress.
  32. 32. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 5) Committing to Self – Summary. ☺ As business and family and other pressures of modern life gang up on us, we tend to get caught up with life in the fast lane. ☺ There we often find ourselves eating on the run, foregoing exercise, not making the time to relax and catch our breath. ☺ That is the case, discover some keys to a lifestyle that will make us more efficient, better directed, and successful in our professional life, and bring a complementary improvement in our personal life. ☺ This’s achieve by analyzing our present dietary habits and exploring tips from expert nutritionists, assessing the best form of exercise for ourselves, and recognizing how to recharge our batteries in the short and long term.
  33. 33. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development (Section 5) Committing to Self – HighPoints.  Good Housekeeping.  Elbow Grease.  Getting Away.  Home Alone.
  34. 34. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 5) HighPoints: Good Housekeeping. ☺ recognize the importance of the effects that different food habits have on health and behaviour. ☺ list factors in a nutritious diet. ☺ identify the connections among food, body chemistry, and behavior. ☺ specify the effects that food additives and chemicals have upon health and disposition.
  35. 35. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 5) HighPoints: Elbow Grease. ☺ recognize the importance of physical exercise. ☺ identify factors in creating physical fitness. ☺ differentiate factors in aerobic exercise. ☺ enumerate the factors in walking for exercise.
  36. 36. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 5) HighPoints: Getting Away. ☺ recognize the value of activities that allow everyday pressures to be put aside. ☺ identify the factors in traveling. ☺ specify the elements of hobbies. ☺ list the components of humour. ☺ choose the factors of work and play..
  37. 37. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 5) HighPoints: Home Alone. ☺ recognize the value in discovering the body, mind, and spirit. ☺ specify practices that aid in physical relaxation. ☺ identify processes of mental relaxation. ☺ choose factors in creating spirituality.
  38. 38. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 6) Keeping The Balance – Summary. ☺ There ought to be flexibility and adaptability in business and personal strategies. ☺ In accepting and understanding transitions, we put ourselves in the position to take advantage of the changes they offer. ☺ In learning to recognize opportunities in changing circumstances, we will become accustomed to transitions and discovering ways of improvising as change occurs, including the invaluable role of partners. ☺ Above all, these skills will allow us to maintain our balance in rough seas.
  39. 39. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development (Section 6) Keeping Our Balance – HighPoints.  Understanding Transitions.  Embracing Change.  Risking Progress.  Taking Action.
  40. 40. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 6) HighPoints: Understanding Transitions. ☺ recognize the value in understanding how the different phases of transitions and change work. ☺ differentiate between transitions and changes. ☺ identify the effects of significant transitions. ☺ enumerate viable strategies for operating in the no-man's land between old and new identities.
  41. 41. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 6) HighPoints: Embracing Change. ☺ recognize the value of change. ☺ list defence mechanisms that cause resistance to change. ☺ enumerate methods for creatively adapting to change. ☺ identify strategies that help overcome setbacks.
  42. 42. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 6) HighPoints: Risking Progress. ☺ recognize the values in risk-taking elements to achieving progress. ☺ identify the critical elements in successful beginnings. ☺ itemize key dynamics of collaborating. ☺ choose effective means of turning conflict into progress.
  43. 43. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.OrgBusiness Skills - Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) (Section 6) HighPoints: Taking Action. ☺ recognize the value of strategies that create positive change. ☺ choose ways to take action to achieve balance. ☺ identify critical elements and questions of a life plan. ☺ discover strategies and statements that reinforce the ability to succeed.
  44. 44. Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2013 © OxfordCambridge.Org(This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge)Business Skills - Personal Development Achieving Balance in Professional and Personal Life – Conclusion. At this point you should be familiar with the following: o practicing an effective level of assertiveness. o scheduling to reflect values and balance. o developing positive rather than negative perfectionism. o recognizing and managing stress. o focusing on well-defined goals. o applying techniques to change negative thinking. o avoiding procrastinating behaviour. o setting boundaries and saying "No". o delegating responsibility. o practicing behaviours that avoid wasting time. o utilizing techniques for effective scheduling of tasks.
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