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.

Think Happy

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryMaking slight changes in the way you think can have a cumulative, positive effect on your outlook. Forgive yourself and focus on what you’ve learned from the situation instead. Let go of painful experiences from the past so that you can make room for new, joyful memories. Pro Tip: Practice the art of forgiveness with REACH: Recall the hurt in an objective way.

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Think Happy

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryMaking slight changes in the way you think can have a cumulative, positive effect on your outlook. Forgive yourself and focus on what you’ve learned from the situation instead. Let go of painful experiences from the past so that you can make room for new, joyful memories. Pro Tip: Practice the art of forgiveness with REACH: Recall the hurt in an objective way.

Give the Gift of Compassion to Yourself and Others

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Are you your own worst critic? A healthier response is to treat yourself with compassion—that is, extend the same kindness and sympathy toward yourself as you would a family member or good friend. Learn to empathize. By practicing empathy, you learn to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and in doing so, build deeper rapport and trust. all go through difficult times; it’s part of the human experience.

Give the Gift of Compassion to Yourself and Others

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Are you your own worst critic? A healthier response is to treat yourself with compassion—that is, extend the same kindness and sympathy toward yourself as you would a family member or good friend. Learn to empathize. By practicing empathy, you learn to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and in doing so, build deeper rapport and trust. all go through difficult times; it’s part of the human experience.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. 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. 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. Remember the bad.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Sometimes our minds drift to the things that we perceive as disappointing in our lives—a slip of the tongue, a day that didn’t go as smoothly as we’d hoped. Although it can be useful to remember these moments in order to learn from them, if we focus on them too much they have a way of bringing us down.Finding the bright side of a less than ideal situation is an important part of developing an optimistic outlook.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Sometimes our minds drift to the things that we perceive as disappointing in our lives—a slip of the tongue, a day that didn’t go as smoothly as we’d hoped. Although it can be useful to remember these moments in order to learn from them, if we focus on them too much they have a way of bringing us down.Finding the bright side of a less than ideal situation is an important part of developing an optimistic outlook.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Sometimes our minds drift to the things that we perceive as disappointing in our lives—a slip of the tongue, a day that didn’t go as smoothly as we’d hoped. Although it can be useful to remember these moments in order to learn from them, if we focus on them too much they have a way of bringing us down.Finding the bright side of a less than ideal situation is an important part of developing an optimistic outlook.

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. It’s a good way to learn to direct focus on the present moment.

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. More recently, behavioral science has explored the physiological and psychological effects of holding a grudge. Break the cycle with this simple mindfulness meditation technique.

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. It’s a good way to learn to direct focus on the present moment.

Give the Gift of Compassion to Yourself and Others

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Are you your own worst critic? A healthier response is to treat yourself with compassion—that is, extend the same kindness and sympathy toward yourself as you would a family member or good friend. Learn to empathize. By practicing empathy, you learn to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and in doing so, build deeper rapport and trust. all go through difficult times; it’s part of the human experience.

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. It’s a good way to learn to direct focus on the present moment.

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? 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 give you the opportunity to build resilience and learn new ways to approach a challenge.

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? 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 give you the opportunity to build resilience and learn new ways to approach a challenge.

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? 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 give you the opportunity to build resilience and learn new ways to approach a challenge.

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library As the old saying goes, forgiveness may be divine, and if recent research is right, it may also be healthy.Recent studies indicate that holding a grudge can trigger a prolonged physical stress response—one that can lead to health complications and inhibit emotional and physical healing. Without making excuses, tell the person what caused you to do or say what you did.

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library As the old saying goes, forgiveness may be divine, and if recent research is right, it may also be healthy.Recent studies indicate that holding a grudge can trigger a prolonged physical stress response—one that can lead to health complications and inhibit emotional and physical healing. Without making excuses, tell the person what caused you to do or say what you did.

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.” 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. But, if you dig back to the original, it appears that the author was referring more to the way mental and physical wellness are equally important and inextricably connected.

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.” 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. But, if you dig back to the original, it appears that the author was referring more to the way mental and physical wellness are equally important and inextricably connected.

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. Other times it can feel like an epic struggle—like when you are trying to choose an evening jog over the couch and your streaming video subscription. Sometimes it can feel like no matter how inspired you are to change it’s nearly impossible to find the motivation to begin.

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. Other times it can feel like an epic struggle—like when you are trying to choose an evening jog over the couch and your streaming video subscription. Sometimes it can feel like no matter how inspired you are to change it’s nearly impossible to find the motivation to begin.

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. Other times it can feel like an epic struggle—like when you are trying to choose an evening jog over the couch and your streaming video subscription. Sometimes it can feel like no matter how inspired you are to change it’s nearly impossible to find the motivation to begin.

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.” 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. But, if you dig back to the original, it appears that the author was referring more to the way mental and physical wellness are equally important and inextricably connected.

Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need. As many of us know, it’s not always so easy to make the time commitment and jump right into volunteering. Ready to test the volunteer time theory for yourself?

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. 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. 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. Remember the bad.

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

CONCERN: EAP

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. More recently, behavioral science has explored the physiological and psychological effects of holding a grudge. Break the cycle with this simple mindfulness meditation technique.

Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need. As many of us know, it’s not always so easy to make the time commitment and jump right into volunteering. Ready to test the volunteer time theory for yourself?

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library As the old saying goes, forgiveness may be divine, and if recent research is right, it may also be healthy.Recent studies indicate that holding a grudge can trigger a prolonged physical stress response—one that can lead to health complications and inhibit emotional and physical healing. Without making excuses, tell the person what caused you to do or say what you did.

Finding Mindfulness in Surprising Places. It’s not just about meditation.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How often do we think we’re in control of our attention when it’s the other way around? A little mind-wandering is natural, but when it gets in the way of everyday functioning it can distract us and even drive down happiness levels. The practice of mindfulness can be an effective tool for helping us to focus our wandering minds. The most common tool used to build this skill is a mindfulness meditation.

Finding Mindfulness in Surprising Places. It’s not just about meditation.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How often do we think we’re in control of our attention when it’s the other way around? A little mind-wandering is natural, but when it gets in the way of everyday functioning it can distract us and even drive down happiness levels. The practice of mindfulness can be an effective tool for helping us to focus our wandering minds. The most common tool used to build this skill is a mindfulness meditation.

Finding Mindfulness in Surprising Places. It’s not just about meditation.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How often do we think we’re in control of our attention when it’s the other way around? A little mind-wandering is natural, but when it gets in the way of everyday functioning it can distract us and even drive down happiness levels. The practice of mindfulness can be an effective tool for helping us to focus our wandering minds. The most common tool used to build this skill is a mindfulness meditation.

Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need. As many of us know, it’s not always so easy to make the time commitment and jump right into volunteering. Ready to test the volunteer time theory for yourself?

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. ve written before about how taking breaks and time off can promote mental and physical wellbeing. Research suggests that we might be able to further increase the benefits of these small wins by focusing on the way we spend our downtime.

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. ve written before about how taking breaks and time off can promote mental and physical wellbeing. Research suggests that we might be able to further increase the benefits of these small wins by focusing on the way we spend our downtime.

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. ve written before about how taking breaks and time off can promote mental and physical wellbeing. Research suggests that we might be able to further increase the benefits of these small wins by focusing on the way we spend our downtime.