Better Work - Life Balance in 4 Steps
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Better Work - Life Balance in 4 Steps

How to focus and get more done so you can unwind and disconnect.
4.0 (1 rating)
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Last updated 8/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will potentially double your productivity.
  • By the end of the course you will experience greater satisfaction and less stress.
  • In this course you'll identify the most common obstacles to work-life balance, how to tame them and how to make time away from work recharging.
  • In this course you'll create a routine for self-care that enhances health and reduces stress while increasing results at work.
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  • Simply be prepared for personal reflection. If you don't like to look at the "why" of your thoughts and actions, this course is not for you.

Enjoy deeper satisfaction both at work and at home. This course will help you identify ways to become more productive at work so that you can get more done in less time. It will challenge how you currently think about work and the various roles you play in life.

The combination of videos and pdf worksheets provide the opportunity to record your thoughts and determine the specific shifts you'll take as you walk through the four steps in the course instructions.

If you reach for caffeine to get going in the morning, more of it or sweets in the afternoon, find yourself distracted by social media and constant emails or phone calls that keep you from getting anything done this course will help you reduce the chaos and get you disconnected and onto life.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you're at work unable to focus thinking about home and at home connected or thinking about work, and ready to change, this is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Getting Started: Searching for a Solution
4 Lectures 18:25

Begin your course with this overview of the sections and lecture content. You'll be prepared to use it for optimal benefit.

Preview 03:10

Let's get started with this introduction to the real definition of balance, your definition of balance. You'll identify here the objectives of the course including enhancing productivity at work in order to leave work and completely unplug. You'll also be introduced to an obstacle you'll encounter on the path to your work-life balance and begin to understand how increasing your awareness of it will help you stop it from sabotaging you. Two exercises follow that will make this lesson personal for you.

Preview 15:15

Complete this worksheet to discover where you may be out of alignment and enhance your awareness of how you want to use this course to realign for optimal results and a juicy life!

Defining Values Exercise
1 page

Complete this brief worksheet to help you focus on what it is that you want from this course. You'll discover what's not working now and what it is that you want more of in your life as a result of taking this course. Once you know what you want its much easier to get on the path toward getting it.

Defining Balance Exercise
1 page
Creating a Place for Balance to Emerge
4 Lectures 13:43

This video and presentation will help you define your ideal environment. The physical environment you surround yourself with both for work and for home will help or hinder your satisfaction there. There will be things you need to add and things you may want to eliminate to serve you better.

Step 1: Environment

Complete this exercise for recreating an environment at both home and work that supports you. A few simple questions will get you thinking about what you want to add, delete or change in each of your environments. When you love the environment you're in you'll be more focused, productive, calm but with energy. In other words, you're a few questions away from greater creativity in your life.

Creating an Inspiring Environment Exercise
1 page

In this presentation you'll learn more about the impact of clutter, not only in your physical environment as in Step 1, but that which you have in your mind. You'll learn how to use the Clutter Clearing exercise that follows and get results that will free up energy and keep you from optimal focus.

Step 2: Clutter Clearing

Complete this simple worksheet and in just a few minutes you'll identify two or three steps to take to reduce stress and worry that prevent you from optimal satisfaction with work and life balance.

Clutter Clearing Exercise
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Creating Your Personal Environment
2 Lectures 08:17

This presentation will walk you through the components necessary for taking extremely great care of your most valuable asset: you! This doesn't need to be a strenuous workout regime but it will involve physical activity, some time of internal focus by being alone, in nature, and include optimal fueling. Work-life balance begins with a daily habit that revolves around taking care of you so that you can think, act and feel your best. This will get you started on a daily ritual you look forward to doing.

Step 3: Ritual for Self-Care

Take a few minutes to define your optimal self-care routine. This worksheet will prompt you with questions that will result in a daily routine you can fit into your busy schedule that will enhance productivity.

Self-Care Solutions Exercise
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Securing The Space You Want
3 Lectures 12:41

This last presentation in the four step series takes you through a summary of the most important actions you can take toward achieving a better balance in your life. You'll review each of the prior three steps and narrow your focus so you arrive at a short, doable list of items to handle once and for all. You'll identify one concept that could unravel your plans without a forewarning so you're prepared to deal with what might come up.

Step 4: Stop the Leaks

This last worksheet will summarize each of the steps you've completed. Take a few minutes to review the exercises from lectures 5, 7 an 9 and the result will be a simple to follow map for getting where you want to go.

Plug the Holes Exercise
1 page

Congratulations for making it through each step. Watch the finale and learn how layering the process in this course in repeated enhancements to your work - life balance will allow you to make small, sustainable changes that make a big difference. Changing your thoughts and actions will have a great influence on your feelings about the integration of all of your life roles. Share your progress, insights and 'aha' moments for all. I'll post those for all too see.

Closing Notes for Next Step
About the Instructor
Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS
4.4 Average rating
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217 Students
3 Courses
author, speaker, America Boomer Babes' Fitness Expert

Debra has 34 years experience as a fitness professional. She has a B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S. in Exercise and Sport Psychology. She is a Medical Exercise Specialist, and Subject Matter Expert for American Council on Exercise. She has been a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, director, manager, owner, and University Senior Lecturer. 

She is certified in numerous areas including yoga (200 hr RYT), Pilates (Stott), Strength & Conditioning (NSCA), Advanced Exercise Specialist (ACE) and is a Professional Speaker member of the National Speakers Association and an international presenter in the fitness industry. She provides continuing education for fitness professionals on core conditioning, cueing, business tactics, assessment and exercise prescription. She presents for IDEA, Canfitpro, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, International Council on Active Aging and is a regular contributor to industry publications. Debra trains the trainers.

Very early in her career, right before she was to begin a graduate assistantship that would consist of teaching group fitness classes twice daily four days a week, she was thrown from a horse onto a pile of lumber. Her own recovery from that back injury was both a curse and a blessing. Core conditioning and back care has been a key focus for her since that day in 1988. 

Debra coaches CEOs and corporate clients who want more energy and vitality in less time. If productivity, focus, and creativity are something you need for your audience, Debra provides coaching, speaking and training that will have your audience laughing and taking action. 

Debra knows both the art and the science of exercise. She will communicate to you the things you need to know in a way that you can understand and apply them in your own life.