Overworked and Overwhelmed: What Can You Do About It
How did you distribute your 168 hours a week? If you spent more than 42% at work, this is the
workshop for you. How often do you check your smartphone? If you check your phone every hour or less, you would be interested in learning how to deal with your stressful life. Do you spend your day of back‐to‐back meetings, a hundred or so emails, interminable conference calls, dozens of decisions, a contentious conversation or two, and a rough commute? When we are all busy at work or in our lives, have you thought about how you could make the impact to gain your happy work life?
This workshop is to help you through a mindfulness journey to identify what you can make a
difference or any alternative to organize your mindfulness game plan to stay on track with it. For
example, how could we manage our time better to get a beautiful mind?
This workshop is based on a book “Overworked and Overwhelmed” by Scott Eblin who
introduces the following three steps:
- Your best: You will organize the characteristics and behaviors that reflect how you are
when you are showing up as the best version of yourself
- Your Routine: If you want to be in the certain way (excellence), you have to do things that
reinforce that state.
- Outcomes: What difference do you want to make in your professional life, working
environment, and community
You will determine your most important goals and sets you on a course to reach them. Get started by clarifying the core characteristic that represents you at your best when you feel most comfortable and productive. The routines in four domains could be physical, spiritual, mental, and relational that will reinforce peak performance. Through the reflection, we hope to care for the three main areas ‐ at your best, what the routines to make you at best, and what outcome would come in team, community, organization.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
- Warm Up Exercise – Breathing
Ask audience one word to describe themselves. Enthusiasm, Passion, loving, and etc.
Explain what the mindfulness journey of Scott Eblin is. The mindfulness alternative through 3 steps, identify your best, Your Routines, and Outcomes
- Your best: You will organize the characteristics and behaviors that reflect how you are when you are showing up as the best version of yourself
- Your Routine: If you want to be in the certain way (excellence), you have to do things that reinforce that state.
- Outcomes: What difference do you want to make in your professional life, working environment, and community?
Audience to identify their best, routine, and outcomes
- Pass a worksheet to each individual to start personal mindfulness journey practice.
- Each individual can share their finding at their table.
Tips to reduce Overwhelmed
- Understanding the components of your life goal setting through 3 steps, identify your Best, Your Routines, and Outcomes
- Use the same mindfulness journey technique to guide your busy Agile team through the three steps, Identify your Agile team at their best, their Routines, and the Outcomes related to the organization
Prerequisites for Attendees
Check on PMI DC chapter