Managing Workload Stress helps particpants to a) Change the stressors that are within their ability to control, and b) Implement strategies that will help them better cope with the stressors that are outside of their control.
The negative consequences of stress. Understanding that stress isn't just a "bad feeling", but that it's seriously counter productive - professionally and personally.
Organizing the details:
Reducing the clutter that overwhelms. And knowing where to find what we need, when we need it.
Managing the "back burner":
Strategies to bring key priorities & deadlines off of the back burner, on to the front burner more often.
Reducing unnecessary crunch time and time pressures that come with late deadlines or priorities left undone.
Self Imposed Stress:
Taking the pressure off. Examining the way we put pressure on ourselves (i.e. I should be able to get everything done and make everyone happy). Identifying mind-sets and assumptions that aren't necessarily valid and in fact work against the interests of our customers, our organizations and ourselves.
One of the root causes of stress is a feeling that "we're not getting anywhere". Examining our personal goals (including self development) and creating an action plan to get back on track - raising self esteem, fostering a sense of control in our lives and reducing stress.
Coping with stress through emotional strength. The importance of good personal relationships and recreation activities to help us keep things in perspective and recharge our batteries.
Building our physical resilience to stress. Examining lifestyle factors (eating, sleeping, exercise) that can make a big difference.
Work Life Balance: Best practices to help us carve out time for ourselves.
The Action Plan:
Where do I most want to raise the bar?
How am I going to raise the bar?
What, specifically, am I committed to doing differently in the next 60 days?