Managing the competing and conflicting demands of our working lives and our family lives is a difficult balancing act.
How Many Hats Do You Wear?
We all, in today’s world, wear many different hats which serve to simultaneously both enrich and complicate our lives:
- Employee, manager, business owner
- Wife, husband
- Father, mother
- Daughter, son
- Friend etc
Finding enough energy and time to be able to fulfil our many roles (as well as looking after our own physical and emotional health!) is fraught with challenge and necessary compromise.
Seeking the support and guidance of a psychologist in meeting your particular challenge may be useful in helping you to take more productive steps towards clarifying the nature and scope of your various life and professional roles; problem solving, managing and resolving the tension, conflict and competing demands between these life roles (problem-focussed strategies), and developing a greater emotional resilience and acceptance of any logistical, physical and emotional limitations imposed on us (emotion-focussed strategies).
Author: Ainsley Salsbury, BA(Psych)., Post Grad. Dip. App. Psych, BBus (HRM).
Ainsley Salsbury is a Vision Psychology psychologist with a breadth and depth of experience in addressing psychological issues including executive coaching, leadership and managerial development, workbased stress, performance management, bullying and interpersonal conflict. As well as her credentials as a psychologist, she has a Bachelor in Human Resource Management, and has worked in specialist capacities within large organisations, and consulted extensively as a Corporate Psychologist.
She has spent 12 years of her professional life working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds from Corporate Executives, lawyers and accountants to those in manufacturing, correctional services, health, government, school children and recent humanitarian (refugee) entrants to Australia.
Her work in the field of stress and workplace issues is enriched by her largely Cognitive-Behavioural therapeutic orientation, extensive insight into Organisational Dynamics and Behaviours, knowledge and application of a wide variety of Management and Leadership Models, and a fierce commitment to achieving practical outcomes for her clients.