When we are stressed, we function at a lower level and productivity goes down. Life management is the act of recognizing, managing and coping with the challenges of life. If left unchecked, stress can affect our health, work, sleep and inter-personal relationships. Utilizing self-care techniques, tools and practices we can calm and balance our mind and body, enhancing our well being. When we are at our best, our life and work reflects this state.
 


In this class we cover the basic foundations of the stress response, commonly known as "Fight or Flight." By identifying our particular reactions to stress, we can become aware of when we need to change our behaviour and manage our stress. Using a number of techniques we learn to activate the relax response thereby lowering our stress level, which in turn makes us more productive.
 
 
We can’t manage time but we can manage our use of time, utilizing a set of skills, tools and systems. By learning time management skills we can focus our energy on our top priorities, and control distractions that waste our time and break our flow. By becoming more effective in our use of time, we can be more productive, reduce stress and give ourselves more quality time to relax and enjoy life outside of work.
 
 
Almost every minute of our conscious life we are engaging in self-talk, our internal thought language. Research has suggested that 77% of what we think is negative. When we say something negative to ourselves, we are more likely to follow that up with an action to support that thought, regardless if it is true or not. This then leads to feelings of stress and stress leads to poor communication. Changing our self-talk leads to higher self-esteem and the ability to communicate in a more positive way with others.
 
 
We all need it and want it, but why is it so hard sometimes to get a good night sleep? One out of three adults experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. In this class we cover life style adjustments and learn the tools that can quiet and control the mind and body, leading to improved sleep. A healthy night’s sleep in quality and quantity allows us to be more productive, feel calmer and have more energy the following day.
 
 
Life can feel so fast paced that we get caught up in the belief that if we do things quickly, often multi tasking, that we will get more done. When we start to pay more attention to what is happening within us and around us, we can see things more clearly, listen more attentively, and work more efficiently. This improves the quality of what we are doing and even more importantly the quality of our life. In this workshop we look at our own Wellness Profile, identifying what areas need support and what actions we can put in place to bring that about, learning approaches and techniques can help us have a more balanced life at work and at home.