The 'new norm' of home-working has left so many of us working more than ever. The boundaries have become blurred. So here I explore ways we can rest and recharge environmentally to avoid burn-out which can come with the inability of being able to fully switch off.
Where are your boundaries ? Are you finding them challenging or disrupted at the moment?
How do we acknowledge the impact of this crisis and prepare for the marathon ahead of us
If you spend lots of time and energy worrying or regretting, try this exercise ...
A few weeks ago I hurt my foot and can’t drive, so I’ve literally had to take a step back and slow down. Lots of things are difficult when you’re not fully mobile, like getting laundry done, making dinner and getting up and down stairs, so it certainly makes you appreciate your mobility and how … Continue reading Slow down for a break!
During the summer months hopefully we all get to take some vacation / holiday time, either alone or with friends or family. Many coaching clients I have been working with find it difficult to switch off, and feel overwhelmed at times by lots of competing demands, responsibilities and never ending "to do" lists. When working … Continue reading Feeling #overwhelmed? Create space for you
As parents we never stop wanting the best for our kids – our relationship changes and evolves as we all grow older and wiser, but we still want to help them learn and develop. We helped them learn how to walk and feed themselves, to ride a bike, to manage their pocket money and mind … Continue reading #thirteenthings to teach my teenagers
The recent banking payments problem here in Ireland reminds me of storm damage after a hurricane – while they work on a solution to repair the harbour wall, the bigger problem is managing the ongoing surges of waves that keep coming in on a daily basis. Our lives can be a bit like this too … Continue reading Repairing “storm damage” in your life
1. Decide what time you will allocate to your working day (start and finish times) and how long you will take for lunch. Stick to these times at least once a week to begin with, and plan to increase this to two days, three days etc – commit to this for a period of one … Continue reading TEN Tips to help you switch off – that you can do for FREE!
Below are some of the comments from last Saturday's Work / Life Balance workshop. This workshop will be repeated again later in the year. The Work /Life balance session, or any of our workshops, can be scheduled in the home or workplace for any group of four or more people. Next month's workshop is "Career Clinic - CV Makeover & … Continue reading What they said; some feedback from the Work Life Balance workshop