Living Well Within the New Normal: Navigating PTSD



Living Well Within the New Normal: Navigating PTSD

June 9, 2022

Feeling stressed, tired, or down on yourself? This might be linked to how often you use your phone. Studies show that too much online interaction increases stress, reduces sleep, and lowers self-esteem. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to reclaim your brain space.

Ready to start your digital detox? Join us in implementing the habits below – let’s see how big of a difference these little changes will make!

For tips on ways to recharge, turn to your Employee Assistance Program. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with:

  • Limit the Number of Times You Check Your Email, Social Media, and Texts
  • Move Some Conversations to Face-to-Face
  • Leave Work at Work

The articles below will share helpful information on these topics and more. These articles are meant to be informative and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

Limit the Number of Times You Check Your Email, Social Media, and Texts

More than 4/5 of US adults report checking their email, social media, and texts constantly or often. With reports to confirm that those who frequently check their tech experience higher levels of stress, it’s a wise idea to rethink your habits.

A simple way to do this is to employ a mindful technique throughout your days, noticing every time you reach to check your phone. It’s probably more often than you thought! If you’re competitive, this could be a fun opportunity to challenge yourself to a new record low.

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Move Some Conversations to Face-to-Face

As humans, craving connection is natural; texting back and forth is just one of the ways we seek to fulfil that need. During your digital detox, you may consider reaching out to those pals you text for days on end and enjoying some old-school face-to-face interactions.

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Leave Work at Work

These days, work is just a tap away – and so are your clients, coworkers, and bosses. This doesn’t mean you should allow the convenience to push you into overtime; workers who constantly check their work email on their days off report higher stress levels than those who don’t. So, if you’re worried you might miss an important email after hours or during the weekend, remember: Days and weeks end to give you the break you need. It’s important to set boundaries for yourself where digital boundaries don’t exist.

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CVT’s Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit

How we feel affects nearly every aspect of our lives--from our ability to function effectively on a day-to-day basis to how we care for our most important relationships. At CVT, we want to help each of our members understand the resources available to help manage your emotional wellbeing. .

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Understanding Your EAP

Learn what an Employee Assistance Program is, how it can help you, and how to use it.

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