Well in Mind: Managing Stress at Work

Health care workers prioritize the needs of others over their own needs,so self-care can be complex and challenging.  During work shifts, try to engage in these behaviors: 

  • Working in partnerships or in teams
  • Regular check-ins with colleagues, family, and friends
  • Brief relaxation/stress management breaks
  • Regular peer consultation and supervision
  • Time-outs for basic bodily care and refreshment
  • Self-monitoring and pacing
  • Regularly seeking out accurate information and mentoring to assist in making decisions
  • Doing your best to maintain helpful self-talk and avoid overgeneralizing fears
  • Focusing your efforts on what is within your power
  • Acceptance of situations you cannot change
  • Fostering a spirit of fortitude, patience, tolerance, and hope 

Well In Mind is here for you.  Call 815-933-2240 to schedule an appointmentor to ask about your EAP benefits.