ISU WorkLife team offers wellness workshops, resources

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As we move through 2022, the ISU WorkLife team is focused on caring for our community and supporting a balanced lifestyle. We hope the resources shared in this weekly update help you cultivate meaningful, balanced and successful lives.

EAP Emotional Intelligence Workshops

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is facilitating an Emotional Intelligence course series available for ISU employees! These courses are located in Learn@ISU and will be held virtually.

Being Well During Covid
Wednesday, March 9 from 9-11 a.m.
Register in Learn@ISU

In Being Well During Covid, we will identify and discuss stressors and coping in the face of the events of the pandemic, understand how being present with emotions and thoughts can help us cope with stressful events, learn how to use grounding to self-regulate emotions in the face of stress and worry, determine how your values can help you navigate Covid (and other stressors) and solidify an action plan of coping skills to increase well-being.

Rediscovering Our Why
Wednesday, March 30 from 9-11 a.m.
Register in Learn@ISU

Do you find yourself feeling “lost” at times, wondering why events happen to you, feeling like you’re just “going through the motions” day to day, or feeling unclear about how to make the “best” decision or move forward in your life? These are not unusual feelings or questions, particularly in a world that seems increasingly divisive and confusing. This workshop will help you get back to the important values that are a compass point for “what I want to stand for,” no matter what life throws at you or where you’re at in life right now. We will explore how to use these values to set actionable goals and “lean into” challenges so that you can clearly make decisions that move you toward “who you want to be” in any given situation.

Leverage Your Stress with Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, April 13 from 9-11 a.m.
Register in Learn@ISU

So often, stress, whether work-related or personal, impacts us negatively at work and gets in the way of our ability to get through even the most simple tasks. Depending on how we experience stress, it can either be a catalyst for working effectively through a problem, or it can completely blind us. This workshop will help you consider a different approach to managing stress. It is a normal experience in our daily lives, and can be leveraged by practicing navigating emotions, using values as a guide to decision making, focusing our efforts on what is within our control, and exercising optimism and appreciation in daily life.

Focus on You in 2022!

There has never been a better time to commit to taking care of you than in 2022, and Adventure2 has something for everyone! Adventure2 is an online program (and mobile option) that supports whole-person well-being and drives engagement in your work and personal life.

This week we are covering all the different ways to connect with your colleagues using Adventure2. Join us this Friday at 11 a.m. for a 30-minute interactive demonstration and conversation on Adventure2.

To join the conversation, click here and register for the series.

Friday, Feb 25: Connecting with Colleagues
There is more to Adventure2 than activities and points! You can use the communication tools to interact with others on campus and share encouragement and kudos to team members and colleagues. We’ll walk through the Services tab and tools available there.
Friday, March 4: Go Mobile
Friday, March 11: Supporting Your Work Day

Join ISU WellBeing for Mid-Morning Mindfulness Sessions

There is no better way to stay focused and productive when things around you are a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness.

Join your colleagues from the ISU WellBeing team, and special guests, every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10-10:15 a.m. for a simple mindfulness experience.

Whether it’s practicing your relaxation breathing technique, sharing in a Loving Kindness meditation or working on being present in the moment, we look forward to connecting with you.

If you would like to join, please email to receive a registration link.

Get Money Smart in 2022

Work on your financial literacy this year with the help of these workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach!

Mission Possible: Saving
Wednesday, March 2 from 12-1 p.m.
Register here

Saving, whether for short-term needs or long-term goals, can feel like a challenge, but there are strategies to help you succeed. You will leave this session with clearer motivation, realistic goals and a plan to move forward. Some ideas will not be new to you, but you will put them into a new savings plan to help you make real progress.

Borrowing Smart
Wednesday, March 23 from 12-1 p.m.
Register here

This session reviews basic credit principles with a focus on reducing both the cost and the risk of borrowing. It will address ways to build or maintain a good credit history and credit score, ways to monitor your debt levels to avoid excessive indebtedness, along with tools and strategies to reduce credit costs. It will also briefly review credit protections under the law and resources for assistance when needed.