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.

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 newslette

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.

The Happiness Factor: Cultivate a Positive Outlook

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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!"),

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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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.

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?

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. City life offers many positives like convenience, variety, and community.

Workplace Muscle: Increase engagement and performance by exercising your strengths

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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.

Anxiety is natural. It doesn’t have to be second-nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryAnxiety, a form of worry or uneasiness, can be a common reaction to stress.

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.

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.