Today I attended the 'How to Achieve a Work/Life Balance' Intermediate Training Session delivered by the university's Welfare and Equality Officer.
I found it extremely beneficial, both personally and in terms of helping me to excel in my role of class representative.
The first section focused on self-assessment and the importance placed upon finding a healthy balance between work (university course, employment, class representative duties) and life (relaxation, friends, family). It focused on the term efficiency and ensuring that you factor in breaks to make the time you do spend working more productive which will ultimately lead to achieving greater personal satisfaction. I developed in this session skills in self-reflection and evaluation, both crucial competancies needed in my role as Class representative
We then looked at prioritising elements of your work load. I think this section was particularly useful as the course leader referred us to the website Trello. I belive this will be great for managing my work/life balance as you can colour-code your tasks on this application based on urgency. I will need to plan my time well, to accommodate this role into my university life and I think that the skills I have acquired in terms of time-management and learning to ask for support when needed will only improve my ability to perform well in this role.