Work-Life Balance: Maximizing Productivity And Quality Of Life

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Course Description

Many professionals consider that work-life balance is impossible to achieve. This course will not prove them wrong. However, it will demonstrate how achieving such a balance is a journey filled with a combination of discipline, determination and commitment. By providing the participants with tips on productivity enhancement, stress management and emotional intelligence, the course helps participants boost their productivity while working within a stressful environment. The course will also demonstrate how sleep, food and exercise are pivotal in helping professionals become more successful in their careers and more effective in their personal lives.

Course Methodology

The course relies on a number of lecturettes and presentations which summarize global research on this important topic. The course also uses a basket of questionnaires and self-assessments to help participants improve their self-awareness and self-management and provides tips and checklists designed to lead participants towards a more successful career.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance productivity at work and outside work by understanding the various contributors and inhibitors of a productive lifestyle
  • Manage daily stress by learning how to control work induced adrenalin and its effects on productivity
  • Improve effectiveness at the workplace by consuming food that will help maintain energy throughout a working day
  • Achieve better quality sleep on weekdays and weekends by listing the main causes behind poor quality sleep and ways to combat them
  • Make better decisions and enhance retention of important information while minimizing dependence on various memory aids
  • Monitor daily activity levels with more accuracy and use the information obtained to lead a more active lifestyle

Target Audience

This course is ideal for anyone who works in environments which are mentally and physically demanding, where the pace of work is relentless and the job and life demands are ever increasing. The course is also suitable for people who wish to improve their work-life balance by adopting healthier work habits and lifestyles.

Target Competencies

  • Self and time management
  • Short term and long term planning
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle enhancement
  • Conflict management
  • Rational problem solving and decision making

Course Outline

  • Personal peaks: lessons from the Japanese
  • Planning: from yearly to daily planners
  • Why starting with a yearly plan is critical for being proactive
  • The importance of discipline, routine and to-do-lists
  • Minimizing surprises as a means of exercising more control over our daily lives
  • Creating a contagiously productive environment
  • Introduction to adrenalin and Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • The theory behind EI and the medical facts
  • The reasons why the teachings in many books on EI are difficult to apply
  • Adrenalin: how it can be a blessing and a curse
  • The adrenalin buzz and adrenalin addiction
  • The short and long term effects of adrenalin imbalance
  • The stress continuum and how stress can be good for our health
  • Harnessing the power of adrenalin
  • Food for high emotional intelligence
  • Oxidization and ways to combat its dangers
  • Food habits that will sap your energy
  • Food items that you should avoid no matter what
  • What to eat on a working day
  • Detox: myths and tips
  • Myths about sleep
  • The three main clocks which control our daily functions
  • The Supra Chiasmatic Nucleus (SCN)
  • The master clock
  • The circadian rhythm and its effect on our productivity
  • Eliminating the effects of jet lags and fatigue
  • Tips and techniques for improving quality of sleep
  • The reasons behind dementia
  • The levels of dementia and the symptoms of each
  • Diets that will enhance and boost memory
  • Tips and techniques for staying sharp and focused regardless of age
  • Myths about exercise
  • The advancement of technology and the use of fitness trackers and smart bands
  • What doctors don’t tell you
  • Bad habits that are good for you
  • Your heart in numbers
  • The key performance indicators of a healthy heart
  • Exercise: facts and figures
  • How you can exercise without exercising