Improving Your Work/Life Balance (1 Hour)
In this course, participants learn how to detect an imbalance between home and work and how to achieve a healthy compromise between work balance and life balance. Learners assess current work/ life balance to overcome internal and external obstacles to achieving harmony. The course focuses on techniques for managing stress and recognizing behaviors like passivity, aggressiveness, and assertiveness to understand how these affect the ability to find balance in life. The course also addresses techniques that can be used to achieve and preserve balance. Further, the course explores the physiological, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of stress and where it can come from. It outlines strategies for maintaining work/life balance and managing stress, ways to change responses to stress and make them more positive, and guidance for using relaxation techniques and adopting mindfulness to help focus.
Approval Number: 20-867090
Provider Number: 50-31808
Improving Your Work/Life Balance – 1.0 Hour
Taking Stock of Your Work/Life Balance
People with a healthy work-life balance are satisfied with both their work and home lives. They can fulfill their multiple family responsibilities at home, as well as work and community commitments without guilt or regret. They’re healthy physically, emotionally, and socially. They’re not overworked. In fact, they have a sense of control over their life and feel that the decisions they make are informed choices. In this course, you’ll learn about how to detect an imbalance between home and work and how to achieve a healthy compromise between work balance and life balance. And you’ll assess your current work/life balance so you can overcome internal and external obstacles to achieving harmony.
Staying Balanced in a Shifting World
Achieving a healthy work/life balance gives you the chance to practice mindfulness and focus on what’s important in all aspects of your life. Maintaining this work/life balance requires constant vigilance. This course focuses on techniques for managing stress and recognizing the behaviors like passivity, aggressiveness, and assertiveness, and how these affect your ability to find balance in life. Techniques that can be used to achieve and preserve balance are also discussed. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress
When you’re constantly adding items to your never-ending to-do list, feeling overwhelmed at work and at home, and finding your health and relationships negatively impacted, you are likely experiencing stress. Stress is produced by your own feelings and reactions to certain external events, rather than by the events themselves. But while you may not always be able to control the external events causing your stress, by applying mindfulness techniques, you can control your reactions to them. This course explains the physiological, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of stress and where it can come from. It outlines strategies for maintaining work/life balance and managing stress. It also covers ways to change your responses to stress and make them more positive and how to use relaxation techniques and adopt mindfulness to help you focus.
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Methods and CE Requirements:
This online course consists of a combined total of 3 learning modules. Individuals are eligible to receive a total of 1.0 hours of continuing education by completing all modules within this course. Participants must complete the media-based video lectures, lesson tests and all required course components to claim continuing education credit.
Martinsburg College shall furnish a written statement of completion to each participant who completes each continuing education program. The statement shall be signed by the instructor or an individual designated by the instructor and shall contain the name of the continuing education program; the number of credit hours; the date of the continuing education program; the name of the participant; and the approved provider number.
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