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. may be time to rethink that label as science is continually connecting more and more dots between physical exercise and increased brain function.Behavioral studies have long demonstrated a clear connection between exercise and improved memory and cognitive function.

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. may be time to rethink that label as science is continually connecting more and more dots between physical exercise and increased brain function.Behavioral studies have long demonstrated a clear connection between exercise and improved memory and cognitive function.

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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.

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.

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.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. Studies show that finding little ways to recognize the good in your life and incorporating that gratitude into your daily routine can help you find a fresh, happier perspective. 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.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. Studies show that finding little ways to recognize the good in your life and incorporating that gratitude into your daily routine can help you find a fresh, happier perspective. 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.

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.

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? This study is one of many demonstrating that it may be better to reframe stress rather than trying to minimize it.A 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.

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? This study is one of many demonstrating that it may be better to reframe stress rather than trying to minimize it.A 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.

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? This study is one of many demonstrating that it may be better to reframe stress rather than trying to minimize it.A 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.

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. For example, one study out of Hope College in Michigan found that even the act of imagining holding a grudge can stress us out. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. Studies show that finding little ways to recognize the good in your life and incorporating that gratitude into your daily routine can help you find a fresh, happier perspective. 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.

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. For example, one study out of Hope College in Michigan found that even the act of imagining holding a grudge can stress us out. 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.

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.

Deep Leisure Comes with Surprising Performance Benefits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryCreative Hobbies Can Boost PerformanceEvolving communication and productivity technologies enable us to connect and engage with our work in ways we couldn’t have dreamt of even ten years ago. Example activities: Making art Making music Writing Gardening Building Cooking Studies indicate that the benefits of deep leisure go beyond the shorter-lived mood boost found through casual leisure.

Deep Leisure Comes with Surprising Performance Benefits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryCreative Hobbies Can Boost PerformanceEvolving communication and productivity technologies enable us to connect and engage with our work in ways we couldn’t have dreamt of even ten years ago. Example activities: Making art Making music Writing Gardening Building Cooking Studies indicate that the benefits of deep leisure go beyond the shorter-lived mood boost found through casual leisure.

Natural High. Build resilience with regular doses of nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library These days, many of us either live in cities or commute to them for work. At the same time, it comes with some unfortunate byproducts like crowding, light and noise pollution and sometimes a sense of overload. One related study observed brain activity while subjects handled different objects such as a real leaf, a synthetic leaf, bark, or metal. These types of natural soundtracks can also help us to focus and decompress at work.

Natural High. Build resilience with regular doses of nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library These days, many of us either live in cities or commute to them for work. At the same time, it comes with some unfortunate byproducts like crowding, light and noise pollution and sometimes a sense of overload. One related study observed brain activity while subjects handled different objects such as a real leaf, a synthetic leaf, bark, or metal. These types of natural soundtracks can also help us to focus and decompress at work.

Natural High. Build resilience with regular doses of nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library These days, many of us either live in cities or commute to them for work. At the same time, it comes with some unfortunate byproducts like crowding, light and noise pollution and sometimes a sense of overload. One related study observed brain activity while subjects handled different objects such as a real leaf, a synthetic leaf, bark, or metal. These types of natural soundtracks can also help us to focus and decompress at work.

Deep Leisure Comes with Surprising Performance Benefits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryCreative Hobbies Can Boost PerformanceEvolving communication and productivity technologies enable us to connect and engage with our work in ways we couldn’t have dreamt of even ten years ago. Example activities: Making art Making music Writing Gardening Building Cooking Studies indicate that the benefits of deep leisure go beyond the shorter-lived mood boost found through casual leisure.