Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. With our jam-packed schedules and ever-growing list of obligations, finding the time to volunteer is a legitimate concern. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? There is always a need for service and more helping hands. Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need.

Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. With our jam-packed schedules and ever-growing list of obligations, finding the time to volunteer is a legitimate concern. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? There is always a need for service and more helping hands. Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need.

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Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. With our jam-packed schedules and ever-growing list of obligations, finding the time to volunteer is a legitimate concern.

Find More Time by Giving Some Away

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. With our jam-packed schedules and ever-growing list of obligations, finding the time to volunteer is a legitimate concern. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? There is always a need for service and more helping hands. Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need.

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.

Mind Your Emotional Intelligence

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library What do 90 percent of high achievers have in common? It may surprise you, but it’s not high IQ. It’s high EI, or emotional intelligence. Recent studies suggest that people who have developed strong EI skills tend to earn more and enjoy more success in general compared to those who rely on their IQ alone. The theory of EI starts with brain structure and chemistry. Consider a scenario where a colleague asks a tough question.

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? Do you beat yourself up over perceived flaws, setbacks, and inadequacies? Harsh self-criticism can sabotage us, making us feel isolated, unhappy, and even more stressed. 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.

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. Be mindful of your thoughts. Encourage those that are positive and optimistic.

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.

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? Do you beat yourself up over perceived flaws, setbacks, and inadequacies? Harsh self-criticism can sabotage us, making us feel isolated, unhappy, and even more stressed.

Can’t Escape a Funk? Breathe in to It.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryBeing in a low mood every now and then is a normal part of life’s ebb and flow, and, can even help us to adapt and build resilience.

Mind Your Emotional Intelligence

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library What do 90 percent of high achievers have in common? It may surprise you, but it’s not high IQ. It’s high EI, or emotional intelligence.

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? Do you beat yourself up over perceived flaws, setbacks, and inadequacies? Harsh self-criticism can sabotage us, making us feel isolated, unhappy, and even more stressed. 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.

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.

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.

Creating a Grateful Perspective

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Sometimes we may look outward for fulfillment. We may work to have "more" or look to others for validation.

Gratitude: The Power of (Not too) Positive Thinking

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It’s no secret that an optimistic outlook, fueled by a healthy dose of gratitude, can directly contribute to happiness and success. But—according to studies focused on two types of optimism, realistic and idealistic—there may be a catch.

Ultimate Energy Doesn’t Come in a Can.

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There are a finite number of hours in the day, no matter how we may wish otherwise. The same cannot be said, however, of demands on our time. How often do employees find themselves with seemingly more to do than a workday can hold?

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? If your standard response is to tell yourself to calm down, you’re in good company.

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. For fun and engaging ways to build tiny exercise habits into your daily routine, check out this exclusive CONCERN newsletter As if lifting heavy objects and doing heavy thinking had to be mutually exclusive.It

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.

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!"),

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. It is so tempting to assume a "victim mentality" and blame others, especially when it really does seem like it was someone else's fault.

Can Employees Choose to Walk on the Sunny Side of the Street?

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How much of our personal happiness is within our control? As it turns out, it may be more than we might think. For some time, the scientific community has been aware of a happiness set point that determines how consistently happy we generally are.

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.

Mood Lifting Tips for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryFeeling a bit sad? 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.

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.

The Happiness Factor: Cultivate a Positive Outlook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHappiness and health go hand in hand.

Help Employees De-stress Their Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

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Talk with them about your needs and concerns. With so many demands on their time these days, it's difficult for employees to avoid stress. But some stress is normal—even useful. Studies show that our mindset about stress can change the way it affects us.

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.

Do Worry…Then be Happy

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Experts have linked positive mood and emotions to improved physical and emotional health for years.

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.”

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.

Help Employees Keep Their Cool in the Moment

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Do you notice office tempers flaring when team members don’t see eye to eye? Everyone gets angry at times and an appropriate level of anger is a healthy and natural response.

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. Rituals can be an effective and convenient tool for balance, especially in environments or situations that make us feel stressed or pressured in some way.A

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? We want to focus during a meeting, but our attention wants to think about lunch.

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. For fun and engaging ways to build tiny exercise habits into your daily routine, check out this exclusive CONCERN newsletter As if lifting heavy objects and doing heavy thinking had to be mutually exclusive.It

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. How many times has the phrase “Just relax” triggered the opposite response in you?

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.

Can’t Escape a Funk? Breathe in to It.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryBeing in a low mood every now and then is a normal part of life’s ebb and flow, and, can even help us to adapt and build resilience.