Are you familiar with that post-vacation afterglow? The kind where you return to work feeling recharged, brimming with new ideas, and more motivated than ever? Surprisingly, stepping away from your desk and embracing relaxation isn’t just enjoyable—it’s scientifically proven to be beneficial. But how can you preserve that uncluttered state of mind and heightened creativity, even after your holiday tan fades and your suitcase is tucked away? Let’s dive into practical strategies to harness the wellness benefits of your much-needed time off and minimize the post-vacation hangover.
How we understand work’s role in our lives is undergoing a paradigm shift accelerated by the pandemic. The once-believed clear lines between ‘personal life’ and ‘professional life’ have all but vanished. The reality is that how we work profoundly influences our personal well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. And it’s a two-way street: the stability or turmoil of our personal lives significantly shapes the quantity and quality of our professional contributions. Discover how Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) can bridge the gap between these two spheres. Learn practical strategies to fully leverage EAP resources, enhancing employee well-being and potential. From dealing with personal challenges like financial stress or caregiving responsibilities to navigating professional hurdles, our top 10 tips provide a roadmap to ensure that employees understand the available support and how to tap into EAP resources effectively.
Feeling anxious is a part of life. Whether it’s the jitters before a job interview, the heart-racing jolt you get speaking in front of a crowd, or the flutter in your stomach when you’re exploring somewhere new, we’ve all been there. But when do these feelings cross the line from normal anxiety to something more significant? It’s a question worth asking, especially considering that 1 in 3 American adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. So, how can you tell the difference between normal, everyday nerves and the kind that might signal a deeper mental health concern?
From childhood, we’re often told to “just be yourself,” yet as adults, especially in the workplace, this advice becomes more complex. Balancing personal authenticity with professional demands can be challenging. Our desire to fit in, be accepted, and find success can come with the pressure to conform in order to achieve these goals. But there’s no greater benefit to your health, well-being, and happiness than living an authentic life.
Have you ever felt a sudden rush of anxiety from the slam of a door or the tone of a conversation? Trauma doesn’t clock out when you clock in. From the unexpected shock of a car accident to the heartbreak of losing someone close, the aftermath of trauma can remain, locking your mind and body in a relentless state of alert. Dive deep into understanding how invisible scars of trauma and PTSD can echo in our daily lives, especially in the workplace. Discover the signs, coping methods, and how to advocate for your well-being at work.
In the pursuit of effective teams, Google’s Project Aristotle uncovered an astonishing paradox: the best-performing teams made more mistakes. Explore the concept of psychological safety and its transformative impact on teams, from enhancing decision-making to fostering a fearless culture and fueling innovation.