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6 Easy ways to keep your mind healthy

 

Hopefully, the pandemic is nearing its end, but that does not mean we will be rushing back to “normalcy” right away. Many employers are choosing to keep employees working from home or going to a hybrid method which could lead to less social interaction and mental stimulation as your four walls may seem quite boring to you. Here are six easy ways to keep your mind healthy while continuing to work from home.

  1. Pre-Prepare meals. At this point, you might be sick of the same takeout night after night. Make sure your home is stocked with healthy, wholesome foods ready to eat so you can avoid delivery and takeout. Having meals ready will also make it easier to pack lunches for when you return to work.
  2. Get up and move every day. Spring is here, and with it the sunshine and warmer weather. Get up, go for a walk, and enjoy the fresh air. Rainy day? Make sure you get up and move around your house. Try one of our on-demand workout videos!
  3. Create/stick to your routine. I know it is...
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Is it Okay to not be Okay?

 

With a global pandemic, record unemployment, and cold weather, it is easy to get upset, depressed, angry, and frustrated. All of this has led many to post stating, “It’s okay to not be okay” on social media. But what does this actually mean, and is it safe? Let us break this down and examine what this means for us socially and individually.

Socially

It is a common occurrence; you walk down the hall, and someone says, “Hey, how are you?” and you respond with the typical “good” or “I’m okay,” but you might be having an absolutely horrible day. It is okay to say I am not okay. Do not be afraid to share your genuine emotions with those you trust. Feel free to open up and talk about how you are feeling. You will find that many people can relate, and you might find comfort in knowing you are not going through a hardship alone.

We are often afraid to speak up about our negative emotions for fear of being a “Debbie...

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Hard Worker or Workaholic?

 

Do you have an employee that seems to live at the office? Does that person seem to be the first one to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why they do that? Is it because they love their work? Are they struggling with a project? Or are they a workaholic?

Workaholism is a very real issue that goes unchecked by employees and employers alike. Workaholism is a compulsion to work excessively hard and long hours and it affects nearly half the American workforce. The term “workaholic” originates from alcoholism and describes a person who works compulsively at the cost of their sleep and social functions, such as meeting friends or family.

Workaholism is a serious problem that is becoming even more prevalent due to the COVID pandemic. The lines between workspace and home space have become blurred as more employees are now socially distancing and working remotely from home. The Vision Council commissioned a survey of...

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My Special Powerful Jar

This is a simple jar; it looks very ordinary and plain. There appears to be nothing special about it at all. However, this jar holds the power to turn any frown I might have on my face into a smile. This jar will lift me up, elevate my mood, improve my health and make me think differently about the year 2020. This is my jar of positivity. I want to share my special jar with you so you can hold that same power in your hand.

My husband and I started this tradition 2 years ago and it is simple enough anyone can do this. Inside this jar are little slips of paper with notes on things, places and events that happened over the course of the last year. On January 1st, the jar starts with a simple note that says, “I kissed the love of my life at midnight”. Every time we went somewhere or experienced something positive, we wrote it on a little slip of paper along with the date and put it in the jar. Examples of other slips might include:

  • Spent a beautiful day at North Park with...
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