What do successful relationships look like? One quality of long-lasting relationships is the presence of good boundaries. Even people who know about the importance of setting boundaries get caught up in the excitement of new relationships and forget to set limits. Work/Life Connections-EAP offers some helpful tips on creating healthy boundaries.
Sleep is one of the most fundamental aspects of health and well-being, but it’s often the most neglected. Between work demands, family demands, and social interactions, sleep takes a back seat to other priorities. Natalie Dodd, LCSW, of Work/Life Connections-EAP offers helpful tips to better your sleep.
The phenomenon of “Dry January” helps people “reset” their use of alcohol and evaluate the role it plays in their lives by taking a month vacation from the use of alcohol. Work/Life Connections-EAP gives information regarding the effects of alcohol abuse.
Impostor Syndrome (IS) is described as the struggle to accept one’s own success. Someone who experiences IS will think their success is undeserved, despite their effort and skills. Dr. Adriana Kipper-Smith of Work/Life Connections-EAP offers advice on how to reframe your thinking to combat IS.
January is known for fresh starts and setting new goals for the new year. It’s a great time to start figuring out how to balance your personal and professional life. Work/Life Connections-EAP gives a few things to consider for VUMC faculty and staff members seeking a more balanced life.
A new year is a great time to reflect on health, wellness, and establishing balance in our routine. To help keep you motivated, Work/Life Connections-EAP offers a few tips to tilt the wellness scale in a positive direction.
When the stresses of every day life take their toll, you may find yourself searching for mental health support. In today's world, receiving in-person support from a licensed counselor can be the best solution. Thanks to Vanderbilt's Work/Life Connections-EAP (WLC) program, faculty and staff across the region have the unique benefit of both in-person and virtual counseling services.
November 6th at 2 a.m. marks the end of daylight savings, and while it's nice to have a little more rest, we end up losing more sunlight during the day. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some tips on how to manage the adjustment to better cope during this time.
We can all relate to feeling tired. However, knowing the difference between being tired and being burned out is critical to our well-being. Work/Life Connections-EAP lists ways in which we can regain your energy if you find yourself emotionally exhausted.
Ask yourself: how am I feeling today? Are you happy, anxious, excited, or nervous? Do you feel hopeful, stressed, optimistic, or filled with dread? October is Depression Awareness, and is a good time to take a moment to examine your outlook on your life. Work/Life Connections-EAP lists ways to identify the symptoms of depression and ways to find help.