Wellbeing Resources: 2022 Health Trends, New Year Self-Care and More

December 6, 2021

This will be the last edition of our bi-weekly wellbeing resources email. Thank you for sharing so many of these resources with your teams over the last 18 months! In the coming weeks, you will receive the first edition of our new Wellbeing Newsletter filled with content for January 2022. This employee-focused newsletter will be ready for you to forward to your employees in email format or post on a breakroom wall in poster format. We are excited for you to see our new look!



When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Here's how we can help



 



Career Wellbeing



  • 15 Inspiring Books to Read Over the Holidays – As we near the holidays maybe you are starting to lose motivation and drive at work. What better way to refresh that energy again than by reading some inspirational books? Here you will find 15 inspiring books recommended by organizational psychiatrist and bestselling author Adam Grant.

 



Social & Family Wellbeing



  • Internet Safety: How to Keep Yourself and Your Kids Safe  – There is no doubt that now more than ever our children are engaging in activity on the internet. While there are many advantages to this, there are also many dangers for our children that we need to be aware of. In this podcast of "Parenting with You," the host discusses how to educate your children on safety and set realistic boundaries when it comes to social media, gaming and apps. 

     

Financial Wellbeing



  • Shop for Free Through "Buy Nothing" Groups – Are you starting to stress out about holiday shopping and overspending? What if you could avoid those frustrations and financial stress by not having to pay for your gifts this year. In this Wall Street Journal podcast, "Your Money Briefing," the host discusses the new trend of “Buy Nothing” groups that exist online where people are looking to give away things for free. Perhaps this year you can find a great gift for your loved one without having to spend a dime.  

     

Physical Wellbeing



  • Energy and How to Get It – We all struggle with keeping our energy up, especially during the winter months. In this article from The New Yorker, the author takes an interesting and unique look at energy, where it comes from and what factors may affect it. 

  • 10 Health & Wellness Trends to Watch in 2022 – The past 18 months have shined a light on many of our self-care habits and needs as we navigated through the pandemic. In 2022, the trends are taking an even deeper and broader look at how we care for ourselves. Here are the top 10 trends to watch. 

     

Emotional Wellbeing



  • Leading by Example: Self Care for the New Year – We all struggle to put our own needs first with the many competing priorities at home or in the workplace. On Tuesday, December 14 Spring Health is offering a webcast to help you learn how to practice self-care just in time for the new year.

     

Community Wellbeing



  • Golden Volunteer Opportunities – Did you ever find yourself wishing you could find a meaningful way to volunteer when you realize it’s harder than you thought to find opportunities that truly match your talents/skillset? The Golden app helps users create a profile so they can be matched with the right volunteer opportunity that matches their interests and abilities. By speeding up the process for volunteers to be matched with those in need, the app helps reduce the many obstacles that stand in the way of people finding the time to give back. 

     

Employer Focused Wellbeing



  • Mental Health in the ‘Next Normal’ of Work: 2022 Trends Forecast – After the disruptions of the last year and a half, employers increasingly view workforce mental health as a business imperative rather than a “nice-to-have.” Get the latest data, insight, and best practices on workforce mental health trends heading into 2022. Join Lyra for this webinar on Thursday, December 16 at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Follow Existing COVID-19 Safety Rules as Experts Evaluate Omicron Variant – As employers await news about the omicron and other potential COVID-19 variants, they may want to review their coronavirus-related policies and remind employees of the continued importance of following workplace safety practices. SHRM shares some areas to focus on.

  • How to Support Your Employees' Mental Health During the Holiday – Employers may not be aware of how many employees could be suffering from mental health and addiction recovery especially during the holiday season. This article offers ways you can help your employees better cope with the stressors that happen during this time of year.

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