Work-life balance

Welcome to the Work-life balance tool

This test is designed to be an assessment of your work demands, workload, and how this relates to your personality, work style and work-life balance.

This is not intended to be a psychometric assessment, but to help you identify issues for yourself.

There are 3 sections, each with a set of questions to complete. Answer the questions as honestly as you can by selecting from the dropdown menu available for each.

Part One: Demand and Control

This section asks about your work demands, to what extent you feel that you feel in control of your workload and are able to make positive choices about it and how it might affect you.

There are 10 questions in this section.

I regularly work longer hours than my job requires
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
My workload is manageable and I have a good balance in my life between work and other things.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I am rarely asked to take on a workload that feels unmanageable to me.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I often choose to take on extra work, though sometimes this leads to problems in balancing my life.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I cope well with the amount of work I am expected to do in my job.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I am regularly asked to work over and above the hours I might be expected in my job description.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I sometimes find it difficult to fit in everything that I have to do in my job and in my home life.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I work hard and sometimes choose to work long hours, but this feels manageable.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I regularly choose to take on extra work, though sometimes I find it hard to fit with the rest of my life.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I regularly feel overloaded by my work and feel anxious, stressed or down.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all

Hours alert!

You indicate that you regularly work longer hours than your job should require. You also indicated that you regularly feel overloaded by your work and feel anxious, stressed or down. These symptoms can be a cause for concern so you should consider talking to your GP about them.

If you are a teacher or ex-teacher can talk one of our trained counsellors about your workload issues for free through our helpline.

Command and control results: High

You indicate that you regularly work longer hours than your job should require. You also indicated that sometimes this feels as if it is out of your control or imposed upon you. High workload with a low level of control or influence can lead to stress, anxiety and low motivation. It can also lead to overload and a poor work life balance.

If you have any stress symptoms that are a cause for concern you should consider talking to your or GP about these, and to your union representative or to one of our counsellors about your workload issues.

Command and control results: Medium

You indicate that you sometimes work long hours and that this may sometimes lead to problems in fitting in everything you wish to do in your life. Although working long hours is not always a problem, it is a good idea to keep this under review on a regular basis. Ask yourself: when do I feel most under pressure from workload and how much of this is chosen or imposed? If you feel like this might become more of a problem in the future you might consider talking to a colleague or to one of our counsellors.

Command and control results: Low

You indicate that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload and that it feels manageable to you. This is a positive sign – working hard is not a problem in itself, particularly if you feel in control of it. If you are choosing to work long hours, then it might be worth reflecting on the effect this might have on other areas of your life. However if it feels OK for you and you enjoy your work this seems as if it might be a good and sustainable part of your life.

Part Two: Flow and motivations

This section relates to your individual experience of work and your day-to-day motivation and engagement with your job.

There are 10 questions in this section.

In my job I often have a sense of full involvement, engagement and intensity in my work.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
In my work life I regularly feel unable to meet the challenge of the job and feel worried and anxious.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I have a strong sense of having the skills, abilities and motivation to do the job I am in.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I often feel bored and apathetic at work, and feel that my skills would be better suited elsewhere.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I often feel challenged to the edge of my capabilities and really enjoy this experience.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I regularly lose myself in my work and this gives me a sense of wellbeing and purpose in my life.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I usually enjoy my work but often feel knocked off course by unfavourable circumstances.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I have a strong sense of vocation or calling in my work.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I often feel demotivated in my work and the effort to overcome challenges just feels too much.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I have clear goals in my work and meeting these gives me good regular feedback.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all

Flow and motivation results: High

The indications from your answers in this section are that you often feel engaged, involvement and wholeheartedly involved in your work. You enjoy your job and feel as if you are in the right work. You also have the skills to do your job and experience challenge positively. This experience of 'flow' and high motivation in work is a very positive indicator – even if combined with a high workload.

To sustain this feeling of challenge it might be important for you to know the areas of your life and work you want to develop further. Talking to one of our trained counsellors, family or a friend can help with this.

Flow and motivation results: Medium

The indications from your answers in this section are that you sometimes feel engaged, involvement and involved in your work. Usually you enjoy your job but sometimes you might feel de-motivated or that you need more challenge or clearer goals. You also may need to develop some further skills to do your job and to meet work challenges positively.

The experience of 'flow' and high motivation in work is a very positive indicator – and it may be that you could do with some support in increasing this in your work. Talking to one of our trained counsellors might be a good help with this. If you don’t feel you are fully matched to your job then you might like to talk to an counsellor, careers counsellor or your line manager.

Flow and motivation results: Low

The indications from your answers are that your motivation at work is low and that you may be bored and apathetic, and you may feel that your skills are not matched with your current role. You might also often find the challenges of work difficult to overcome and feel worried and anxious.

If this describes your experience or you often feel like you are adversely affected by difficult circumstances in your job, you might consider talking to someone about it and finding ways of changing track.

Part Three: Job fit and personality

This section relates to the ways in which your work fits with your personality and skills.

There are 10 questions in this section.

I have a sense that I am in the wrong job and should be doing something else.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
The job I am doing seems to fit my skills and personality pretty well.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I have a good understanding of my strengths and feel I can adjust my work to fit these.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I seldom feel in control of my workload or the nature of my job, and this often leads to my feeling anxious, stressed or down.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I seem to have the ability to keep my life in a good balance, even when its busy at work.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I generally have enjoyed my work in the past, but now have a sense that I need to develop some new skills to meet new demands.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
At this time in my life, my job seems to fit me really well and gives me a good sense of wellbeing.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
When I am under pressure, either at work or at home, my behaviour changes for the worse.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
My relationships stay good and positive, even when I feel under pressure or when there are problems at work or in life.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
At this time in my life, my job has become a source of pressure, stress and anxiety to me.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all
I sometimes think that my high workload is behind all my problems i experience in my life.
  • To a large extent
  • To some extent
  • To a small extent
  • Not at all

Job fit & personality results: High

Your answers in this section indicate a close fit between your personality and the job you are currently doing. You also find it easy to manage the pressures and demands of the job and are able to keep your life in balance in a way that helps you maintain a sense of wellbeing.

You seem to be resilient and happy, and relationships at work or at home are a positive contribution to your happiness. Combined with a high ‘flow and motivation’ score, high workload should not be a problem for you, although it is wise to keep this under review from time to time or as life circumstances change.

Job fit & personality results: Medium

Your answers in this section suggest that work can be a source of wellbeing for you, and that sometimes you can feel that your job fits your personality and skills. However sometimes this might feel a little out of control and your worklife balance might suffer. You might help from having a greater understanding of your personality traits and strengths and using this information to make sure that the fit between you and your work is as positive as it can be. You might find a conversation with one of our trained counsellors helpful.

If you start to feel that you aren't coping don't forget there is always support available.

Job fit & personality results: Low

Your answers on this section suggest that you do not usually experience your work as fitting with your personality and skills. This can lead to stress and a feeling that you are not in control of your work and life. A low score on this section can also indicate that you might benefit from developing personal resilience and/or exploring whether you could change your job or role in the future. In particular, if you have indicated that this areas causes you difficulty with work-life balance or win your relationships, then it might be helpful to talk to one of our trained counsellors, or seek help from within your own workplace if it is available.

If you feel that you arent coping please don't forget there is always support available.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = High

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you regularly feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work, but that you usually feel as if you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled lie - and so both the volume of work and your fit with your job would seem to be sources of concern to you. With a high workload, you might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase.

You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = Low

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you regularly feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work, but that you usually feel as if you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled lie - and so both the volume of work and your fit with your job would seem to be sources of concern to you. With a high workload, you might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase. You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = Med

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you regularly feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work, and that generally you feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills. Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - however there may be a question for you about how the volume of your work affects your motivation and engagement. You might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase.

You might also like to reflect on to what extent working so hard may have an effect on other aspects of your life. You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and try to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = High

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills; but that you don’t often feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work.

Work, when it is not exciting and rewarding can also contribute to our feeling anxious or stressed and affect our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life. For you, there may be a question about how the volume of your work affects your motivation, engagement and enjoyment. You might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase, and might also like to reflect on to what extent working so hard may have an effect on other aspects of your life.

You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and try to change your workload patterns to that you can improve your enjoyment and engagement with your job.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = Low

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you do not feel that you are in the right job for your personality and skills, and you don’t often feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work.

Work, when it is not exciting and rewarding can contribute to our feeling anxious or stressed and affect our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life. From your responses, this combination of a high volume of work and low motivation, engagement and enjoyment would seem to be a concern.

You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and try to change your workload patterns to that you can improve your enjoyment and engagement with your job. You might also consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = Med

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that although you sometimes feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills, you don’t often feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work.

Work, when it is not exciting and rewarding can also contribute to our feeling anxious or stressed and affect our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life. For you, there may be a question about how the volume of your work affects your motivation, engagement and enjoyment. You might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase, and might also like to reflect on to what extent working so hard may have an effect on other aspects of your life.

You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and try to change your workload patterns to that you can improve your enjoyment and engagement with your job. If you sometimes wonder whether you are in the right job, this might also be an issue to reflect upon.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = High

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills; and that you can sometimes feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work. Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled lie - however there may be a question for you about how the volume of your work affects your motivation and engagement. You might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase.

You might also like to reflect on to what extent working so hard may have an effect on other aspects of your life. You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and try to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = Low

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that you sometimes can feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work, but that you usually feel as if you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled lie - and so both the volume of work and your fit with your job would seem to be sources of concern to you. With a high workload, you might also find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase.

Although there are times when work does feel good, you may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern sustainable and consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = High Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = Med

Having a high workload, particularly when you are feeling that it is imposed or there is lack of control, can lead to stress and anxiety. From your responses it seems that that generally you feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills, and that you sometimes feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled lie - however there may be a question for you about how the volume of your work affects your motivation, engagement and enjoyment of your job. You might also sometimes find you don’t have much leeway if circumstances change and demands increase.

You might also like to reflect on to what extent working so hard may have an effect on other aspects of your life. You may like to ask yourself, to what extent is your current pattern of work sustainable and try to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you regularly feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and from your answers you certainly seem to feel this. This is a good situation to be in, and most likely helps you to keep a good work life balance. This patterns would seem to be the ideal combination - and allows you to enjoy both your job and other areas of your life.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = Med

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you regularly feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you generally feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills. Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and from your answers you certainly seem to feel this.

This is a good situation to be in, and most likely helps you to keep a good work life balance. In the longer term you might need to seek out a new work challenge or review your career, however, at the moment, this pattern would seem to allow you to enjoy both your job and other areas of your life.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = Low

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you regularly feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work. From your responses it seems that you do not feel that you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and from your answers you certainly seem to feel this.

This is a good situation to be in, and most likely helps you to keep a good work life balance. You might need to seek out a new work challenge or review your career, to allow you to enjoy both your job and other areas of your life.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills, but that you seldom feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your job.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and the fact that your job doesn’t seem to be giving you a positive experience at the moment might indicate that you are somewhat bored and could benefit from some new challenges.

Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more 'flow' in your work. Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, it seems as if you could do with reflecting on how your job could be more engaging and fulfilling for you.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = Low

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. From your responses it seems that you do not feel that you are in the right job for your personality and skills, and you seldom feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work.

Work, when it is not exciting and rewarding can contribute to our feeling anxious or stressed and affect our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life. From your responses, this combination of a low motivation, engagement and enjoyment and a poor job-fit would seem to be a concern. Your job doesn’t seem to be giving you a positive experience at the moment, and this might be an indication that you are somewhat bored and could benefit from some new challenges. You might also consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = Med

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that although you sometimes feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills, you seldom feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your job. Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and the fact that your job doesn’t seem to be giving you a positive experience at the moment might indicate that you are somewhat bored and could benefit from some new challenges.

Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work, and this might also lead you to feeling a better ‘fit’ between you and your job. Perhaps you need a new work challenge or review your career? Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, it seems as if you could do with reflecting on how your job could be more engaging and fulfilling for you.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = Low

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you sometimes feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; but that you usually feel as if you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills. This might indicate that your own attitudes to work are positive, but that you need to consider changing your work contexts in the medium term.

Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, you may like to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review, and the feeling that you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills might be having an effect on your motivation and engagement. You might like to consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills in the future.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = Med

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you sometimes feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you generally feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills. Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life.

At the moment things seem to have a good balance for you, and your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable. However you may wish to reflect on what might improve your engagement and involvement with your work in the future. Perhaps you need a new work challenge or review your career. Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work. However it may be that you feel satisfied with this balance - especially if you have other areas in your life that are important, like family and hobbies.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Low Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that it is rare for you to feel out of control of your workload. You also indicated that you sometimes feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life.

At the moment things seem to have a good balance for you, and your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable. However you may wish to reflect on what might improve your engagement and involvement with your work in the future. Perhaps you need a new work challenge or review your career. Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work. However it may be that you feel satisfied with this balance - especially if you have other areas in your life that are important, like family and hobbies.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you regularly feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and though sometimes the volume of your work might be high, usually this seems to be combined with high motivation, engagement and enjoyment of your job.

This is a good situation to be in, and will probably help you to keep a good work life balance. Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, you may like to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = Low

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you regularly feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; but that you usually feel as if you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills. This might indicate that your own attitudes to work are positive, but that you need to consider changing your work contexts in the medium term.

Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, you may like to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review, and the feeling that you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills will probably have an effect on your motivation and engagement in time. However, at the moment, the high job satisfaction you're feeling at the moment is a positive sign.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = Med

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you regularly feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you generally feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and though sometimes the volume of your work might be high, usually this seems to be combined with high motivation, engagement and enjoyment of your job.

This is a good situation to be in, and will probably help you to keep a good work life balance. Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, you may like to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review. If you sometimes wonder whether you are in the right job, this might be an issue to reflect upon - although the high job satisfaction you’re feeling at the moment is a positive sign.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = High Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills, but that you seldom feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your job.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and the fact that your job doesn’t seem to be giving you a positive experience at the moment might indicate that you are somewhat bored and could benefit from some new challenges.

Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work. Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, it seems as if you could do with reflecting on how your job could be more engaging and fulfilling for you.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = Low

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. From your responses it seems that you do not feel that you are in the right job for your personality and skills, and you seldom feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work. Work, when it is not exciting and rewarding can contribute to our feeling anxious or stressed and affect our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life. From your responses, this combination of a low motivation, engagement and enjoyment and a poor job-fit would seem to be a concern.

Your job doesn’t seem to be giving you a positive experience at the moment, and this might be an indication that you are somewhat bored and could benefit from some new challenges. You might also consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = Low Job fit & personality = Med

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that although you sometimes feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills, you seldom feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your job. Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life - and the fact that your job doesn’t seem to be giving you a positive experience at the moment might indicate that you are somewhat bored and could benefit from some new challenges.

Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work, and this might also lead you to feeling a better ‘fit’ between you and your job. Perhaps you need a new work challenge or review your career? Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, it seems as if you could do with reflecting on how your job could be more engaging and fulfilling for you.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you sometimes feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you definitely feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life – and though sometimes the volume of your work might be high, usually this seems to be balanced by a good job fit!. This is a good situation to be in, and will probably help you to keep a good work life balance. Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, you may like to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review. You may also like to think about what might improve your engagement and involvement with your work in the future. Improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge is one possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = High

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you sometimes feel highly engaged, involved and motivated in your work; but that you usually feel as if you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills. This might indicate that your own attitudes to work are positive, but that you need to consider changing your work contexts in the medium term.

Although your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable, you may like to keep your workload and its effects on your wellbeing under regular review, and the feeling that you are in the wrong job for your personality and skills might be having an effect on your motivation and engagement. You might like to consider ways in which you might find a work context that better suits your personality and skills in the future.

If you have some "low" scores here than you should look at getting some help with issues that have been raised by this excercise.

If you work in education or have retired from working in education Ed Support can help.

Ed Support also have a range of practical information on managing your workload.

Demand and Control = Med Flow and Motivation = Med Job fit & personality = Med

From your responses it is clear that sometimes you work long hours but that this usually seems manageable to you. You also indicated that you sometimes feel engaged, involved and motivated in your work; and that you generally feel as if you are in the right job for your personality and skills.

Work, when it is exciting and rewarding can be a major contribution to our wellbeing, and to our sense of living an engaged and fulfilled life. At the moment things seem to have a good balance for you, and your current work patterns are likely to be sustainable. However you may wish to reflect on what might improve your engagement and involvement with your work in the future. Perhaps you need a new work challenge or review your career. Perhaps improving your skills base alongside increasing your job challenge might be a possible way to experience more ‘flow’ in your work. However it may be that you feel satisfied with this balance - especially if you have other areas in your life that are important, like family and hobbies.

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