COVID-19: The Impact Continues - 9 Tips for Well-Being
Three years ago, on March 5,2020, the Tennessee Department of Health received its first positive test results for a case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Tennessee. It was a time of fear and anxiety for many, especially our front-line healthcare professionals. Though we have made many strides in combating the disease, we still feel the effects. Work/Life Connections-EAP offers tips on how to enhance your well-being in our current stage of COVID-19.
Establishing Boundaries for Better Relationships
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.
"I Thought I Could": From Self-Doubt to Self-Efficacy
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.
Work/Life Connections-EAP: We're Here for You
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.
Why Am I So Tired?
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.
Check Up on Your Well-Being
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.
National Substance Abuse Disorders Recovery Month
National Recovery Month is observed every September to remind Americans that there is hope for those struggling with a substance use disorder. Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP shares resources to help you learn, understand, and access support for your journey or a loved one's.
Make a Plan! 10 Ways to Prepare for Emergencies
With all the natural and man-made disasters over the last several months, it reminds us how important it is to have a disaster plan. Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP shares 10 ways in which you can be better prepared in the event of an unexpected crisis.
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. During the past couple of years, there have many traumatic stressors that have impacted us. For some, there is a more lasting emotional effects, including intense feelings and disturbing thoughts related to their experience. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some ways to help manage the intense feelings that come with a PTSD response.
Coping with Senseless Tragedies
Tragic events continue to fill our newsfeeds. News like this can take a toll on our well-being. How do we cope with such chaos, devastation, and destruction? Vanderbilt's Work/Life Connections-EAP offers ways to cope if you or a colleague are having difficulty during these trying times.