make a living, have a life

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the many demands placed on you day-to-day? This course will help you refocus as you explore your own choices and priorities, empowering you to make the most of your time and energy and achieve a balance that works for you.


With the demands of continuous communication and the freedom of increasingly flexible working, it's more important than ever to focus on what a work-life blend means for you. The time and energy resources we have are finite and therefore we need to consciously plan our time to remain in control.

what's this course about?

This course explores what work-life blend means for each individual and how this changes for different situations. We spend some time thinking about what the demands are on our time and if we could manage them better - or even if they can fit into the time and energy we have available! By analysing the various activities we do on a daily basis we can start to change how we do things. We will design our 'ideal day' and from that an ideal week, month, year and beyond for a balanced life. Explore how to be more in control over the choices you make and consider the consequences of these choices. Take away practical tools and techniques to battle procrastination and be authentically assertive. 'Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.'

what will you get out of it?

This course helps you make the most of the time and energy you have each day so you can feel more balanced and happy. There's time for reflection on how you spend your time and helps you plan what you would prefer to do for your life to be more balanced.

after completing this course you will be able to

  • define what work-life blend means to you
  • identify your work and life demands
  • understand the importance of time for yourself
  • plan your days and weeks
  • beat procrastination
  • know the best way to say "no" when required

is this course for you?

Do you ever feel out of control with the many demands placed on you on a day to day basis? Do you feel you’re sacrificing your own balance in order to keep everyone else happy? Do you use all of your energy at work and find you have nothing left for your home life? Or vice versa? If you answer yes to any of these questions then this course is for you.