Wellbeing Resources: Effective Sleep, Post-Pandemic Finances and More

May 24, 2021

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. Below you’ll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources. Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team. Have a safe and healthy week!

Career Wellbeing

Social & Family Wellbeing
  • How to Talk to Someone You Find Intimidating – Whether in personal conversations or professional ones, it’s easy to find ourselves feeling insecure or intimidated when speaking to someone we perceive as exceptional, in one form or another.  Here, experts offer tips on how to hold your own with people that you find intimidating.

Financial Wellbeing
  • How to Avoid Post-Pandemic Overspending – Now that the country is re-opening, are you getting ready to do some revenge spending?  Revenge spending is buying things just to make up for all the spending you didn’t get to do during the pandemic.  Here are 7 tips to revenge spend responsibly.

Physical Wellbeing
  • How to Stop Making What You Eat a Big Deal – Some of us have had times in our lives where we have spent every waking moment thinking about food.  Our days were structured around what to eat when in relation to the ‘plan’ we were following at the time.  These messages tell you that moderation is not easy.  Here are 5 ways to make good health effortless.

  • Sleep to Solve a Problem – “Sleep on it”, while this phrase feels like just a piece of advice our parents give us, there are scientific reasons why it makes sense. The brain has a nighttime job of finding connections so that when we wake up, we have a different perspective. Here’s how it works.

Emotional Wellbeing
Community Wellbeing
  • This Browser Extension Helps You Buy More Sustainable Products on Amazon –Most consumers say that they want to buy products that are better for the environment. But it’s difficult to tell when sustainability claims on a package are true or false. Few of us have the time to do the research. But a new Chrome extension called Finch will help rank your potential purchases when you’re browsing on Amazon.

Employer Focused Wellbeing
  • Strategies to Support Trauma-Exposed Healthcare Workers – Throughout the pandemic, each new wave of COVID-19 infections presented additional challenges. At the worst points, healthcare employers watched as their care teams grappled with repeated exposure to trauma and witnessed their worsening mental health. In this webinar, USCF, Mon Health Systems, and Lyra discuss how to support your healthcare workers in managing the short-term and long-term trauma of COVID-19.  Don't miss this event on Wednesday, May 26th at 1 PM CT.

  • Going Back to Work in the Office: It Has to Be Worth It – Some employees aren’t sure they ever want to go back to work in an office. This piece by Gallup discusses how you can enhance and communicate the benefits of working onsite and how you can focus on the four C’s to shape a compelling workplace value proposition.

  • How to Make Every Month Mental Health Month – Employers are interested in strategies to create a workplace culture of well-being. As we honor May as Mental Health Awareness month, this virtual town hall will highlight effective and high-impact strategies that can be used to support employee mental health every month of the year. You will learn about step-by-step guidance for creating a mental health initiative, how to expand and optimize mental health support and resources, how to build a culture that supports employee mental health, and how to ensure access to mental health services and supports. Register and join on May 26th at 1 PM ET.

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