but I love my job!

AIMHO 2011
…but I
Co-presented by Kat Hodgson &
Lauren Mocilac from Colorado College
Work/Life Balance
Pair Up!
 With
your partner, answer the first 2
questions on “Finding Balance within your
Work Life”. Discuss whether these answers
would be the same for your personal life.
 Be
prepared to share your conversation
with the group
Physical, Emotional,
Intellectual, Spiritual
The Four Areas of Personal Energy Management
The Ultridian Rhythmic Cycle
60 – 90 minutes
The Stress Spiral
Body craves rest
Ignoring signals
Buildup of
stress hormones
Chronic circulation
As your capacity for challenging emotions increases,
so will the need to recover!
The Creative Process
Brain engagement
1. Initial insight
2. Saturation
3. Incubation
4. Illumination
5. Verification
Balance Wheels
Balance Activity
 Split
into large groups
 Rate yourself on the Personal Energy
Management Wheel
 Discuss what you observe on your wheel…
how is your balance similar to others in the
group? How does it differ?
 Revisit “Finding Balance within your Work
Suggestions for Better Balance
 Physical
 Emotional
 Intellectual
 Spiritual
Lauren Mocilac enjoys spending time with her spouse.
Advice for maintaining balance: Develop lasting relationships with
friends and family away from work. Whatever you do, don’t vent
about work to the people you surround yourself with to de-stress!
Amanda maintains balance through her beliefs in faith.
Advice: Maintain balance with something that you truly
care about that allows you the opportunity to grow as a
person. Belonging to a faith community is important to me
as I am able to find a community of people with similar
beliefs as myself that is separate from my work life.
Get off campus and explore your new home
I didn’t know anyone when
I moved to Colorado; and I
didn’t know how long I’d
live here. So, first I
focused on being a tourist
and getting to know my
fantastic new state…
And then I started meeting people
through hiking. It helps me to feel
balanced when I am able to get off
campus, hang out with my friends
and do fun and exciting things
outside of my work.
Vow to use ALL of your vacation days!
Sara Rotunno loves being with her pets!
Advice for maintaining balance: Find a way to be around
animals! They are non-judgmental, and always bring a smile!
Volunteer at a local shelter, or offer to dog sit for a fellow staff
or faculty member! Become a local dog-walker! Spend some
time at a local stable!
If you have nothing to do, watch Arrested Development, Dexter or Breaking Bad
(ABQ holla!)
Super Bonus Advice:
Be sure to stretch your neck the other way as well.
Zak Kroger tries to constantly be ballin out of control (you gotta
let a playa play). Be it kissing girls (non residents, of course),
fake fighting with his friends, making movies, or doing jello
shots in the ocean, Zak tries to stay busy.
Kat goes for long drives while belting out
at the top of her lungs.
Kat’s tip – maintain balance by getting away from it all –
literally! Physical distance away from work-home helps a
person gain perspective on what’s really important.

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