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1 Balancing Work & Home, 6/2004, Rev. 3/2005, T UBH Reproduction of material for use other than intended purpose requires the written consent of UBH. Training Programs ©UBH 2004 Balancing Work and Home Learning to Juggle Multiple Demands

2 2 Learning Points Determine various sources of stress Take a fresh look at personal values and choices Learn skills for effectively managing multiple demands

3 3 Identifying Multiple Responsibilities Home/ Family Social Spiritual Self-care Community Work Education Hobbies

4 4 Dealing with Resource Deficits Cognitive shift Redistribution of assets Acceptance Fundamental lifestyle change

5 5 Coping Strategies: Achieving Balance Reframe negative self-talk. Reduce unproductive guilt. Explore organizational flexibility. Try personal and interpersonal coping tips. Get support.

6 6 Achieving Balance: Strategies for Home Hold family meetings. Combine tasks. Rotate which needs get met. Get help. Re-evaluate priorities. Understand the past. Stop second guessing. Plan weekends. Use the calendar.

7 7 Chores: Getting the Work Done Call a family meeting. Use incentives. Use natural consequences. Lower your standards. Use the “ten minute” system. Plan cleaning projects at “low impact” times of the day. Consider hiring a cleaning service or arranging chore co-ops with the neighbors.

8 8 Achieving Balance: Strategies for Work and Play Use discretionary time. Set limits. Communicate needs. Consider values and goals. Acknowledge accomplishments. Get support. Be supportive.

9 9 Taking Responsibility Make time to be alone. Know your passions. Realize that the choices are difficult. Learn to let go. Allow for change. Keep communication open.

10 10 When To Talk To A Professional Counselor Emotions feel unwieldy Use of drugs/alcohol to cope Reckless behavior Decrease in work performance Interpersonal difficulties Disrupted sleep and appetite patterns Suicidal thoughts


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