Work-Life Balance

Research on well-being shows that the best adjusted people are generally the busiest people, on- and off-work.

Adding things to your off-work life means that you then need to force yourself to structure your off-work activities as much as your on-work activities.  This does not mean being unable to say 'no' to requests. Instead, it means being clear about what you do want and don't want.  It means using your organising skills in your off-work life eg. bundling activities, delegating activities, sharing tasks.  It means making your off-work life more exciting.  It means creating boundaries between your work and off-work.

Resilience on the other hand is the ability to cope with high levels of disruptive change, to bounce back from setbacks, to overcome adversity.  In the past, people had to find ways to be resilient on their own.  Now, however, there is an emerging science of resilience psychology that has identified what strengths to acquire and how to develop them. This is around optimising your physical health and understanding individual differences and requirements.  It is around developing problem solving skills.  It is around the inner barriers caused by lack of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-concept.  It is around developing curiosity and optimism.  It is around developing skills to be flexible, to tolerate uncertainty and to flow with disruptive change.

Psychology at Work can help people to review their own skills and resources in managing their work and life and becoming more resilient.  We do this through:

1. Workshops around resilience and work-life balance.

2. Individual or Coach-Plus programs for resilience and work-life balance.

Client Feedback

Comments from our post-workshop survey

'I thought the workshop was excellent. Sue was able to "win over" my more sceptical colleagues, and she was able to provide some additional insight. I don't think that anything could have been improved as it achieved an appropriate balance of challenging the participants without overwhelming and therefore losing participants."

"Sue pulled the whole day together really well. She knew when to prompt and when to just let the conversation just happen. I'd recommend to others"

"Sue has a friendly and non-assertive presentation style that lets participants open up in a very non threatening environment. She is a great listener and works the content to meet the needs of the group and individual"


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