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Short version for classroom use with Humanizing the Workplace linked to life integration, stress management, burnout prevention, and finding delight in life!

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  • 1. Dont Let Space BeAlien In Your LifeSustaining Enthusiasm,Creating Balance Wilkins-ORiley Zinn Dr. Zs House of Fun

2. Even the wildest dreams have tostart somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let yourmind wander and your imagination fly. Oprah WinfreyWrite about time: at home, atwork, anywhere. What do youtake timeand need timefor? 3. If you were given one extra hour in each day to spend doing anything you wished, what would you do with it? 4. Sometimes, Its About You: Respect for a need for self-care is particularly important in our increasingly workaholic society. Americans work longer hoursand more weeks of the year than do our European counterparts. We have little time left to regenerate our energies and resources, to participate in the artistic, nonmaterial, spiritual,or other inner-directed aspects of life upon which we all depend for our individual well-being. A commitment to caretakingshould include this concern, along with the demand that society and its institutions be organized so that the emotional andnonmaterial aspects of life are not ignored.Martha Albertson Fineman (2004), The Autonomy Myth, pp. 288-89 5. What is your invisible work? 6. The Equity FactorGetting Even 7. Axiom 1:People evaluate relationships by comparing what they give to arelationship to what they get from it.Axiom 2:When what people give does not equal what they get, they feeldistress: over-reward = guilt and under-reward = resentment.Axiom 3:People who feel distress because they give more than what theyget will restore equity by reducing outputs or doing work poorly;asking for promotions, raises, and such; or ending the relationship. Richard C. Huseman& John D. Hatfield (1989), Managing theEquity Factor 8. Activities are notcreated equal: o = neutral - = negative + = positive Whether you hope to maintainbalance or create integration orset boundaries, its important toreturn energy to your core through activities that help sustain your enthusiasm, both for work and for life outside ofwork. He told me if I had time to be in aplay, I had time to work onaccreditation. Faculty member about a meetingwith an administrator 9. Which of your activities energize you,sap your energy,or just need to be accepted with grace? 10. Just Say No!Most of us are so busy doing what we think wehave to do that we do notthink about what wereally want to do. Robert Percival 11. We may go to the moon, thats not very far.The greatest distance to cover still lies within us. Charles DeGaulle 12. 123456 78910 1112What is13 14 15 your sweet 16? 13. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk eitheron water or in thin air but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we dont even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a childour own two eyes.All is a miracle. ThichNhat Hahn 14. Resolve to See the Miracles The true harvest of my daily life issomewhat as intangible and indescribableas the tints of morning or evening. It is a little stardust caught, a segment ofthe rainbow which I have clutched. Henry David Thoreau, Walden