Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • List best practices for creating a healthy work-life balance
  • Evaluate areas of strengths and weakness in their current work-life balance
  • Identify three strategies for improving their work-life balance

Self Assessment

  STRONGLY AGREE AGREE DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE
1. I consistently have a restful sleep for 7-8 hours a night.        
2. I generally have a low stress level.         
3. I am usually in a good mood.         
4. I eat nutritious meals..         
5. I consistently exercise at least 5 days per week.         
6. I regularly visit the doctor to have my health evaluated.         
7. I do not smoke.         
8. I regularly engage in activites I enjoy.         
9. I fbelieve that I have strong coping skills.         
10. I avoid risky behaviors.         

Use this self-assessment to determine your strengths and areas for improvement in work-life balance. You will use this information in the Plan for Application.

Content


 

Summary

You can take the following steps to achieve a better work-life balance:

  • Pursue a passion
  • Anticipate and manage stressful situations, such as a heavy workload
  • Seek support when needed such as help with tasks, counseling services, doctor visits, or a meal-planning program
  • Maintain healthy friendships
  • Take care of your body by eating nutritious meals, engaging in exercise that you enjoy, and avoiding toxins
  • Regularly unplug from technology
  • Find a way to manage stress, such as yoga, meditation, walking, or taking time to yourself
  • Create a plan to efficiently manage your responsibilities

Plan for Application

Given what you've learned, consider the following questions: 

  • Based on your self-assessment, in which areas of work-life balance are you the strongest? How can you continue to maintain and build on these strengths?
  • Based on your self-assessment, in which areas of work-life balance do you need to improve? From the content in this course, what strategies have you learned that can help you improve in these areas?
  • What three steps will you take in the next week to improve your work-life balance?

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