Research, Career, Family: Actively Take on Multiple Demands
Reconciling a scientific career with family responsibilities requires quite a bit of balance, and the challenges of society as a whole add to that burden. The everyday professional and family life of researchers is characterised by complex demands, which can lead to feelings of stress and being overwhelmed.
Do you currently feel like you’re out of breath and running in a hamster wheel? Or are you generally interested in what you can do to prevent stress?
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of stress management. You will reflect on your individual experience with stress as a researcher trying to balance career and family and learn, based on the model of the stress traffic light, that “stress” is more than what comes at us from the outside. You will take a look at your ability to deal with stress and broaden your perspective on the many ways of coping with it. As a result, you will gain new input you can use to handle stress in the future.
You’ll also learn a strategy that makes it easier to deal with sudden and unplannable events. Furthermore, you will reflect on the power of your thoughts and how the right mindset can positively influence your experience of stress.