Lifestyle

All Work and No Play: How to Cultivate a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Even if you don’t physically bring your work home at the end of the day, you may be mentally carrying the weight of your work with you. Bringing work home, in either capacity, results in not being able to switch off and turn your attention towards other things. This interactive workshop will empower you to create more balance between your personal and professional life, while enhancing your productivity in both.

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You Aren’t What You Do: Establishing Boundaries with Your Academic Work

Given how much time we spend at work, it is no surprise that many academics tend to over identify with their jobs. We look to our careers to give us a sense of purpose and even self-worth. Despite how much we may be invigorated by our academic work, developing work-life boundaries is essential to our personal and professional health. Come along to this workshop and learn how to create distance between yourself and your academic work.

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Sweet Dreams: Developing Effective Strategies for a Restful Sleep

Do you struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night with your thoughts racing? Do you wake up in the morning feeling more tired than the night before? Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our physical and mental health, yet a sound sleep can often be a challenge for those of us with busy minds. This workshop will explore strategies for quieting that busy mind and encouraging a restful sleep.

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The Balancing Act: How to Effectively Juggle Your Competing Commitments

As if the pressures of working in an academic environment weren’t enough, many people juggle their workloads with a host of other commitments. Whether it’s trying to publish alongside your research, teaching responsibilities, applying for jobs, or maintaining personal commitments – having so many responsibilities to juggle can often leave students and staff feeling depleted. In this interactive workshop, we will explore ways to juggle the competing commitments you face.

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Creating an Optimal Work Space: Decluttering Your Desk to Declutter your Mind

Did you know there is a strong correlation between your work space and your working patterns? Recent studies have found a link between people’s productivity levels and their working environment. In this workshop, we will explore: the different forms of clutter that enter our work space, the many ways in which this hampers our work, and strategies for creating an optimal work environment.

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