emotions, work-life balance, self-compassion, acceptance
In this talk, Dr. Veilleux discussed the rationale for thinking about work-life integration rather than work-life balance, while validating the importance of recognizing the emotional repercussions of feeling a conflict between the work and non-work portions of life. She provided a three-step strategy for recognizing the “message” of an emotion, with the goal of helping people recognize that emotions do not occur about things that do not matter, and thus identifying and processing emotions about stressful experiences (including conflicts between work and life) can be crucial steps toward psychological well-being.
Veilleux, J. C. (2021). Practical Strategies for Managing Emotions and Stress in the Elusive Search for Work-Life Balance. Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/wctfscpub/13