Stress, Self-Care and Work-Life Balance as a Woman
Overloaded, over-worked, stress and women – often the words are interdependent and describe what so many of us do – too much.
We work hard, raise the family, look after our aging parents, help our friends when they struggle, look after the after-school activities of our children, play taxi, take the sick animal to the vet, counsel the distressed next-door neighbour and in short, carry the world on our shoulders.
No wonder we’re exhausted.
The truth is that if we don’t put ourselves first in our lives and make ourselves our priority, our lives fall apart. We get sick easily, feel exhausted all the time and drag ourselves through the day. Regardless of the many different roles we play in life, we must take our health seriously and look after ourselves every day, making sure that our health is good and we are living balanced and overall happy lives.
But do we?
The Stress women suffer
There are types of stress that are particular to women who work and they are affecting a huge portion of the population. According to last year’s Stress and Wellbeing survey, one in four working women reported moderate to severe levels of stress at wirj. The data presents a compelling argument for a widespread review into the methods for dealing with the causes of workplace stress. So, what are they?
- More household responsibilities
- Work/Life Balance
- Friendships and Family Life
- Concern over remuneration and the gender pay gap
- Lack of job satisfaction
- Mental stress (especially depression)
- Carers Stress (caring for others in the home)
- Career Progression
- Weak superannuation funds – nearly 90% of Australian women do not have enough superannuation
In this 1-day Program we will look at many different topics in this regard, including:
- What is stress at work?
- How does stress arrive in our working lives?
- The components of stress
- How different personalities encounter stress
- Manifestations of stress
- Types of stress women have
- Solutions to feeling stress at work
- Work-Life balance as a woman
- Self-Care as a modern-day woman
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.