Does your client have a close-knit work group that helps them through tough times? What about a strong support network away from the workplace? Do they volunteer in the community after-hours? Although volunteerism can boost positive emotions and decrease stress, this isn’t always the case with more-stressful obligations, such as firefighting or involvement in local government.
Clients can enhance their ability to bounce back by:
⦁ Taking the long way home. Getting some physical and chronological distance from the workplace before arriving home yields dividends in a person’s home and professional life.
⦁ Seeking new experiences. Encourage your client to try something new, meet someone new or eat something different.
⦁ Unplugging. Setting a technology curfew will help your client “turn off” his work day and ensure more restful, intentional time spent away from the workplace.
You can readily integrate work-life balance into your coaching practice, to assist clients to review this vital and important issue. Indeed looking at stress alone, or relational issues in isolation would be much less effective without examining whole of life issues such as this.Download Article 500 Club