OVERWHELMED AND UNDER LEISURED
Work, a simple four-letter word that encompasses so much of our lives.
There is no doubt that for many, work defines us. Often the first thing we are asked by strangers when we meet is “what do you do” - so it shapes our identity. It affects the way we see ourselves and how we are perceived by others.
On average you work 5 days per week, 48 weeks per year and contact hours are around 55 hours including travel. Furthermore there is the cognitive intrusion compounded by being forever umbilicled to work via technology.
Work rewards us extrinsically through being paid and therefore enables us to consume. It provides us intrinsic benefits such as self - esteem, challenge, mental stimulation and social connectedness.
But what if work dominates us?
Well, you can lose the space in your mind that allows you to think reasonably, negotiate solutions and to be nice to yourself and to those around you both at work and at home.
What is the antidote to being overworked and under-leisured? Well it starts with understanding how work has shaped your life.
If you relate to any or all of these then this unique and fresh look at work and its influence is for you!
Once we understand the influence of paid and unpaid work then we can better identify what prevents us from participating in meaningful and pleasurable leisure.
This program covers in detail the following topics:
This program is delivered as two half days or a whole day. It can also be delivered in four two hour blocks over several weeks. Individuals are provided with a resource file with all the notes and tools. Prior to the workshop participants are encouraged to complete the survey tool to allow for tailored handouts.
There residential programs of 3 and 7 days include leisure immersions.
The program can also be delivered one-on-one with the above content. The individual is coached to develop a leisure ethic and includes training for
The minimum coaching program comprises: