Five Ways to Build Relationships at Work

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryWhile relationships can sometimes seem like a source of conflict ("Mom, I can't call you every day!"), Try to see situations from the other person's point of view so that you can look at the conflict in a more balanced way. "), relationships with family, friends, and colleagues are often our most important resiliency assets.

Five Ways to Build Relationships at Work

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryWhile relationships can sometimes seem like a source of conflict ("Mom, I can't call you every day!"), Try to see situations from the other person's point of view so that you can look at the conflict in a more balanced way. "), relationships with family, friends, and colleagues are often our most important resiliency assets.

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Exercise: Good for the Body, Good for the Brain

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryIn popular culture, the term “muscle head” gets applied to people who seem to be more about the physical than the mental. So, how can we unlock these benefits for ourselves.Although researchers are still debating if there is a minimum amount of exercise we need to maximize health benefits, most agree that getting at least some exercise is better than none.

Five Ways to Build Relationships at Work

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryWhile relationships can sometimes seem like a source of conflict ("Mom, I can't call you every day!"), Try to see situations from the other person's point of view so that you can look at the conflict in a more balanced way. "), relationships with family, friends, and colleagues are often our most important resiliency assets.

Exercise: Good for the Body, Good for the Brain

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryIn popular culture, the term “muscle head” gets applied to people who seem to be more about the physical than the mental. So, how can we unlock these benefits for ourselves.Although researchers are still debating if there is a minimum amount of exercise we need to maximize health benefits, most agree that getting at least some exercise is better than none.

Learning How to Forgive and Let Go. The Power in Putting the Past Behind.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHolding Grudges, Holding TensionForgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope way back in 1711.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. Pro Tip: Take a look at the people in your life and learn what makes them special. We may work to have "more" or look to others for validation. While it's great to seek growth, sometimes in our efforts to attain, we forget to pause and recognize the good already in our lives.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. Pro Tip: Take a look at the people in your life and learn what makes them special. We may work to have "more" or look to others for validation. While it's great to seek growth, sometimes in our efforts to attain, we forget to pause and recognize the good already in our lives.

Ritualize It

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Research indicates that humans evolved to feel calmed by repetitive behavior and that performing daily rituals can help us to build emotional and mental resilience. ritual can be anything that you do repetitively—a series of behaviors done in the same order—at certain times or in certain situations.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Research links optimism with greater resilience and improved satisfaction in our jobs, our relationships and in life.For example, participants in a study at University of California, Berkeley were asked to complete a set of optimism exercises and goal visualization tasks daily for three weeks.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Research links optimism with greater resilience and improved satisfaction in our jobs, our relationships and in life.For example, participants in a study at University of California, Berkeley were asked to complete a set of optimism exercises and goal visualization tasks daily for three weeks.

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Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Research links optimism with greater resilience and improved satisfaction in our jobs, our relationships and in life.For example, participants in a study at University of California, Berkeley were asked to complete a set of optimism exercises and goal visualization tasks daily for three weeks.

Ritualize It

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Research indicates that humans evolved to feel calmed by repetitive behavior and that performing daily rituals can help us to build emotional and mental resilience. ritual can be anything that you do repetitively—a series of behaviors done in the same order—at certain times or in certain situations.

Cope with Stress & Become More Resilient

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryDespite what your social media feeds might show, life has its challenges. If you'd like to be able to handle what life throws at you with greater ease, the following steps can help:Get the Right Attitude. If you're able to laugh at life's frustrations, you enhance your ability to cope with stress and adversity. You need energy to be at your best.

Cope with Stress & Become More Resilient

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryDespite what your social media feeds might show, life has its challenges. If you'd like to be able to handle what life throws at you with greater ease, the following steps can help:Get the Right Attitude. If you're able to laugh at life's frustrations, you enhance your ability to cope with stress and adversity. You need energy to be at your best.

Ritualize It

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Research indicates that humans evolved to feel calmed by repetitive behavior and that performing daily rituals can help us to build emotional and mental resilience. ritual can be anything that you do repetitively—a series of behaviors done in the same order—at certain times or in certain situations.

Setbacks Are a Big Part of Success

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryDid you know that accomplishing new things and failing at them can both contribute to your success? Once you’ve started, keep at it and think of ways to tweak your new habit to up the intensity. Every accomplished task is a learning opportunity and something to celebrate. Even the small wins give you confidence and motivation to move forward.The same is true for those efforts that don’t go as well.

Setbacks Are a Big Part of Success

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryDid you know that accomplishing new things and failing at them can both contribute to your success? Once you’ve started, keep at it and think of ways to tweak your new habit to up the intensity. Every accomplished task is a learning opportunity and something to celebrate. Even the small wins give you confidence and motivation to move forward.The same is true for those efforts that don’t go as well.

Setbacks Are a Big Part of Success

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryDid you know that accomplishing new things and failing at them can both contribute to your success? Once you’ve started, keep at it and think of ways to tweak your new habit to up the intensity. Every accomplished task is a learning opportunity and something to celebrate. Even the small wins give you confidence and motivation to move forward.The same is true for those efforts that don’t go as well.

Keep Excited and Carry On

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How do you approach a situation that makes you anxious? similar study, at the University of Lisbon, asked students to keep daily diaries reporting their anxiety levels and how they interpreted that anxiety during an exam season. If your standard response is to tell yourself to calm down, you’re in good company.

Keep Excited and Carry On

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How do you approach a situation that makes you anxious? similar study, at the University of Lisbon, asked students to keep daily diaries reporting their anxiety levels and how they interpreted that anxiety during an exam season. If your standard response is to tell yourself to calm down, you’re in good company.

Keep Excited and Carry On

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How do you approach a situation that makes you anxious? similar study, at the University of Lisbon, asked students to keep daily diaries reporting their anxiety levels and how they interpreted that anxiety during an exam season. If your standard response is to tell yourself to calm down, you’re in good company.

Mood Lifting Tips for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryFeeling a bit sad? Aim for at least 20 minutes several times a week. Click this link for more tips and an in-depth look at the role our moods play in our lives and wellbeing We all feel this way occasionally. Next time you need to turn around a bad day, try one of these proven tips to lift your mood and help you feel better.Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel your emotions without judgment.

Mood Lifting Tips for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryFeeling a bit sad? Aim for at least 20 minutes several times a week. Click this link for more tips and an in-depth look at the role our moods play in our lives and wellbeing We all feel this way occasionally. Next time you need to turn around a bad day, try one of these proven tips to lift your mood and help you feel better.Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel your emotions without judgment.

Create Happy Habits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryThose who are consistently happy tend to follow a set of habits that generate a more lasting sense of contentment in their lives. Studies show that the longer you keep at a habit, the more likely you are to keep going. Make a habit of doing at least one of these a day.Write down what happiness looks like to you.

Create Happy Habits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryThose who are consistently happy tend to follow a set of habits that generate a more lasting sense of contentment in their lives. Studies show that the longer you keep at a habit, the more likely you are to keep going. Make a habit of doing at least one of these a day.Write down what happiness looks like to you.

Create Happy Habits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryThose who are consistently happy tend to follow a set of habits that generate a more lasting sense of contentment in their lives. Studies show that the longer you keep at a habit, the more likely you are to keep going. Make a habit of doing at least one of these a day.Write down what happiness looks like to you.

Learning How to Forgive and Let Go. The Power in Putting the Past Behind.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHolding Grudges, Holding TensionForgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. By imagining the other person’s circumstances, background, and intentions, we can remind ourselves that we’re all human, all fallible at times, and all in need of forgiveness sometimes. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope way back in 1711.

An Anytime, Anywhere Relaxation Technique

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Ah, relaxation. It can provide a needed break from stress and anxiety, and yet at the same time thinking about it can touch off those very same feelings. It might seem a little counterintuitive, but when you tense and release your muscle groups, they often settle at a lower level of stress than where they started.

An Anytime, Anywhere Relaxation Technique

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Ah, relaxation. It can provide a needed break from stress and anxiety, and yet at the same time thinking about it can touch off those very same feelings. It might seem a little counterintuitive, but when you tense and release your muscle groups, they often settle at a lower level of stress than where they started.

Mental Wellbeing: It's Good for Your Mind and Body

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library An ancient Latin saying goes, “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” Trust your emotional intuition: Innately, we’re pretty good at recognizing when we’re approaching a rough emotional patch. For hundreds of years, it’s been the motto for athletic clubs and sporting associations, which often use it to emphasize that physical exercise and health are essential for mental wellbeing.

Mental Wellbeing: It's Good for Your Mind and Body

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library An ancient Latin saying goes, “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” Trust your emotional intuition: Innately, we’re pretty good at recognizing when we’re approaching a rough emotional patch. For hundreds of years, it’s been the motto for athletic clubs and sporting associations, which often use it to emphasize that physical exercise and health are essential for mental wellbeing.

Resolve Wavering? Try Thinking Differently for Renewed Motivation.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Motivation often comes without a thought—like when you’re hungry, you eat, or when you’re cold, you grab a sweater. The solution may be in the way we look at motivation. For example, if your goal is to learn to play the piano but you can’t find a solid hour to practice every day, try blocking out 5 to 10 minutes for practice at different points in the day instead.

Resolve Wavering? Try Thinking Differently for Renewed Motivation.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Motivation often comes without a thought—like when you’re hungry, you eat, or when you’re cold, you grab a sweater. The solution may be in the way we look at motivation. For example, if your goal is to learn to play the piano but you can’t find a solid hour to practice every day, try blocking out 5 to 10 minutes for practice at different points in the day instead.

Resolve Wavering? Try Thinking Differently for Renewed Motivation.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Motivation often comes without a thought—like when you’re hungry, you eat, or when you’re cold, you grab a sweater. The solution may be in the way we look at motivation. For example, if your goal is to learn to play the piano but you can’t find a solid hour to practice every day, try blocking out 5 to 10 minutes for practice at different points in the day instead.

Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. It might even help advance your position at work, as many managers equate volunteer work with professional experience.Can Improve Emotional and Physical Health: According to a study from the Corporation for National & Community Service, people who volunteer demonstrate a lower mortality rate, an increase in functional ability, and lower rates of depression than their non-volunteering counterparts.

Mental Wellbeing: It's Good for Your Mind and Body

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library An ancient Latin saying goes, “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” Trust your emotional intuition: Innately, we’re pretty good at recognizing when we’re approaching a rough emotional patch. For hundreds of years, it’s been the motto for athletic clubs and sporting associations, which often use it to emphasize that physical exercise and health are essential for mental wellbeing.