From Busy To Balance

“I’m too busy” seems to be the way most of us respond today when asked “How are you?” or “How’s the family?” What ever happened to “Fine” or “Good” or even “Doing Great!”? The blurring of work and personal time is something many struggle with and setting boundaries is only something we aspire to do. We have become consumed with checking our email on our latest smart device, keeping up with friends on social media and working at all hours of the day and night. Many parents skip out on eating meals or getting in a workout out in order to finish up their day and rush kids to extracurricular activities – grabbing dinner at local drive-through window - only to return to more work after getting children off to bed. Even little ones are overscheduled today frequently training to become champions in multiple sports at the same time and completing what seems to be endless homework every night - leaving them tired and irritable. What happened to the days of unstructured play time after school and just “hanging out” with friends? What happened to having some free time to work and allowing time for rejuvenation and creativity?

What does it mean to be “Too Busy” anyway? Is being too busy really a good thing? Some people think it is (better than the alternative right?), but experts say it is not only unhealthy, it is often self-imposed and addictive. The long-term impact of being too busy can be exhaustion and burnout. It’s not good for you, your family, or your career.
Cheri Augustine Flake, The Stress Therapist comes to Emory to facilitate a lively and fun workshop designed to help parents look at their busy lives and figure out how to go from the busy to balance!

 

February 15, 2017 12:00 PM - February 15, 2017 1:30 PM
Goizueta Business School, Room W300

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2017

Facilitator: Cheri Flake, LCSW