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working on wellness bannerMarch Focuses on Occupational Wellness

Occupational wellness is preparing and making use of your gifts, skills and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness and enrichment in your life. True occupational wellness involves doing what you love and loving what you do. Everyone is different, and we each have our own piece of the puzzle to contribute. As you search for your unique role in the working world, remember that it's the people who do what they love that truly make the difference. Below are some suggestions to begin your journey to occupational wellness:

  • Take a break! Taking breaks actually improves job performance and it also helps reduce overall work stress.
  • Make a list and be realistic. Use simple time management techniques to reduce stress and improve your ability to get work done, such as making a to-do list or setting mini-goals.
  • Organize your workspace. A clean, neat and organized workspace can reduce feelings of anxiety.
  • Take a class. If you're considering changing careers, or if you just want to sharpen your skills for your current job, signing up for a class is a great place to start. Visit the Fee Waiver Program website to see what you may be eligible for.
  • Find the positive. Instead of ruminating on all the things that went wrong in the workday, focus on the positive: maybe a customer was extra friendly to you or you accomplished a difficult task that you thought you couldn't do.
  • Explore volunteer opportunities that interest you. Volunteering helps improve your mood, makes you feel healthier, increases your sense of purpose, and reduces overall stress levels.

 

Events & Activities

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The Secret of Success - Is It Happiness?

Have you ever seriously considered this question? The path of success leading to happiness is baked into us from an early age. Yet neuroscience suggests we may have the sequence backwards. Neuroscience and studies of positive psychology prove that happiness is a key driver and precursor of success. Outlined in this article are four things you can practice now to put happiness first in your pursuit of success.

 

 
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How to Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Watch this 14-minute Ted Talk by Psychologist Kelly McGonigal to learn how we can see stress as a positive, and be introduced to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

 

 
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The Impact of Learning Styles in the Workplace

Our learning style impacts how we process information in most areas of our work. Knowing one's particular learning style may prevent mistakes, increase productivity and reinforce self-confidence. Join us in this workshop as we learn the three learning styles, characteristics of each, challenges of each, and tips for maximizing learning.

WHEN:  To be rescheduled.

 

 

 
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Food Demo: Lunch Ideas

Jump into Spring with easy and healthy lunch ideas. Join the culinary dietitians from www.foodreveal.com to taste some delicious recipes and learn how to prepare simple, yet healthy meals to pack up for lunch on the go.

WHEN: To be rescheduled.

 

 
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Pop-up Fitness: Yoga

Break up your day with a relaxing, gentle yoga class! Experience a variety of postures designed to bring incredible strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body and a sense of stillness to the mind.

WHEN: To be rescheduled.