A balanced life is one in which we spread our energy and effort -
emotional, intellectual, imaginative, spiritual and physical – between
key areas of importance, both in our professional and our personal
lives. Neglecting one or more areas may threaten the health and
wellness, not to mention productivity, of the individual which in turn
affects the whole organization.
It's important to realize that balance is not about having more free
time; it's about living a fuller, richer life that is more enjoyable and
more significant. Balance doesn't necessarily mean working fewer hours -
it means gaining control over when, where and how tasks are
accomplished. There are numerous studies that indicate happy employees
are more productive, take less sick time, and demonstrate a higher level
of organizational loyalty which translates into elevated, more efficient
levels of performance. The Work/Life Resource Center was created to
assist NASA employees with resources to help them balance the key areas
in their lives. We provide counseling, a resource library, seminars and
workshops in areas such as stress and conflict management, investing,
retirement, eldercare, senior living arrangements, dealing with change,
etc. as well as resume review and job search coaching for the private
The Center has available a variety of assessment tools to facilitate the
self-development learning process. These include:
The Stress Processing Report™ - measures 19 distinct but interrelated
orientations of thinking that research has shown are linked to
psychological and physiological symptoms of stress
Conflict Dynamics Profile(R) - provides feedback (both from an
individual perspective and a 360 view) on conflict BEHAVIORS and an
action plan for dealing with these behaviors
The Passion Test™ - a simple and effortless path to discovering one’s
core passions; what is truly important in life. It allows one to
develop a Personal Strategic Plan.
We are open from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please stop by or call to let us know
if we can be of assistance.
Contact the Work/Life Program Manager on 358-1311.
A former monthly publication with articles, tips and techniques to help NASA
employees better manage the demands of their job, their health and
wellness and their personal responsibilities.
Books, videos and audiotapes may be borrowed for two weeks at a time by registering
in the Library Binder.
The following are available in the Work/Life
- Books on topics such as Retirement, Eldercare,
Parenting, Self-Development, Investing, Stress Management, Health and
Wellness, Wills and Trusts, etc
- Pamphlets and brochures on a variety of topics
to include Retirement, Eldercare, Parenting, Self-Development, Investing,
Stress Management, Health and Wellness
- Relaxation video- and audiotapes
- Self-Development audiotapes
The Internet has a wealth of information that can help you with the issues
of daily living and family life. We have provided a number of links to
help you begin your search.
Please stop by 3Q53 or call for an appointment. Contact Evelin Saxinger, Work/Life Consultant, at 358-1311 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org