Week in Review: Week of Nov. 2, 2020

November 6, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

It was Wellness Week at Headlines, and with the stress of the pandemic and election front and center, the timing could not have been more perfect. Employees learned how to find the good amid the chaos, how to improve their sleeping habits, how to build burnout breathers into their routine and how to avoid the doldrums of potential winter isolation.

Find all that and more as part of the Week in Review!

Finding the good amid the chaos

The charged political climate, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and changes to work habits have left a lot of employees feeling adrift. One colleague, however, said it’s important to find beauty in all that is taking place — liking such a feeling to seeing the calm beneath ocean waves. Click through to learn more.

Working from home? Feeling stressed? Try these 5 tips to improve your sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the easiest ways to ensure your well-being. But how can you do that when you’re feeling stressed and your routine is all off? Be sure to follow these five simple tips, as explained by Michigan Medicine sleep experts. Among them are finding the ideal schedule for you and making sure you’re getting fresh air and exercise!  

Burnout breathers: Building in breaks is vital to your mental health

The week kicked off with the introduction of burnout breathers — simple and quick things you can do throughout the day to make sure you are protecting your mental health. From going for walks to reading a book to eating lunch in another room, find out what steps you can take to avoid getting burned out.

Winter is coming: Seek peace and joy in the months ahead

To close out the week, Headlines took a look ahead to winter — when you can start a fire and sip some hot chocolate while staying cozy at home. However, it’s also a time with colder weather and shorter days, when isolation may feel even more pronounced amid the pandemic. Click here to learn how you can mentally prepare yourself to cope and avoid winter isolation.