It is important that we all Take Time to engage in well-being for ourselves, our families, and our colleagues. Click on each tab to find resources that can help you cultivate energy, feel better, and live well.
There are many ways to take care of your emotional well-being such as practicing meditation, showing kindness, or calling for support. Start with taking the Stress Profiler to understand your current stress levels, and then explore the other options to help improve your well-being.
1. Take the Stress Profiler
Did you know there is a way to pinpoint the areas that cause you stress? Take the confidential stress assessment to learn your stress number and receive personalized tools and tips.
2. Mindful or Mind Full?
Practice mindfulness and meditation by bringing your attention to the present moment and focusing on one thing at a time. Try different methods and see which one works best for you.
3. Spread Kindness Every Day
Research shows that practicing kindness can strengthen connections and boost your overall health. Find some great ideas on how to be kind at work, in your community, and to yourself.
4. Real Help, Real Experts, Real Fast
Looking for comprehensive, confidential mental health resources and services? Check out Concern’s website to access counseling, coaching, in-the-moment support, webinars, and more! (company code: SCCGOV)
Whether they are mentors, colleagues, or friends, having healthy social interactions with others can help alleviate stress, boost morale, and create a more enjoyable workplace. Explore the resources to start cultivating your social support network today!
1. You Did a Great Job!
Spread positivity at work by recognizing a coworker! Use My High 5 as an easy and fun tool to send virtual badges and messages of recognition, gratitude, and appreciation.
2. Connect. Share. Inspire.
Looking to connect with other County employees? Check out the Elevate My Wellness platform to send challenges and share well-being activities, favorite recipes, and inspirational pictures on the interactive Wellness Wall.
3. Let’s Get the (Watch) Party Started
Are you and your coworkers interested in viewing a recorded webinar? Schedule a Watch and Discuss Party to gather knowledge, engage your teams, and share insights with one another.
4. Build Meaningful Connections
Bring everyone together in fun and creative ways to help promote collaboration and connection at work. Whether your teams are remote, hybrid, or onsite, try some fun team-building activities to improve camaraderie.
5. Dine Together, Shine Together
Research shows that people who eat frequent meals with others have higher social and emotional well-being. Grab a meal or a snack with other people at least once a week— either in person or online—and make #TogetherTuesday a highlight of your week!
Good nutrition can help boost your energy, support your immune system, and improve your mental health. Explore the resources to learn how to eat mindfully and make healthier eating choices.
1. Looking for a New Recipe?
Access over 200 healthful recipes that are searchable by keywords and course types. Visit the Elevate My Wellness platform and try a new recipe today!
2. Eat Mindfully to Foster Positivity
Mindful eating helps you pay closer attention to your hunger cues and promotes a positive relationship with food. Try eating mindfully to bring calm into your day and improve your quality of life!
3. Buy Local, Eat Fresh
Are you looking to buy nutritious food that have true flavors? Find a Farmers’ Market near you and enjoy the freshest and tastiest fruits and vegetables.
4. Stay Hydrated on the Go!
Drinking enough water is an essential part of a healthy mind and body. Visit one of the Water to Go stations to fill your water bottle and stay hydrated.
Practicing good money habits can help reduce stress and improve your quality of life now and in the future. No matter where you are in your journey, check out the resources to take extra steps towards financial wellness!
1. Resources for Your Financial Concerns
Get expert help and explore financial resources to meet your current and future money goals. Visit Concern’s website to access free phone consultations, newsletters, webinars, and more! (company code: SCCGOV)
2. What is the Best Budget System for You?
Budgeting is an important part of a healthy financial life. Whether you are trying to pay off debt, curb spending, or save for a rainy day, review some options that can help you reach your goals.
3. Get Financially Fit
The Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union equips you with knowledge and skills to help you make the best financial decisions. Explore or build your own financial playlist to learn how to manage your money well.
4. Calculate, Plan, Succeed
Make more informed decisions about your finances. Try different financial calculators to help you create a plan, measure your progress, and prepare for the years ahead.
As adults, our goal is to get at least 150 minutes of cardio exercises per week and engage in muscle-strengthening activities on at least 2 days per week. Explore the resources and start moving more to help you boost energy and feel better!
1. Stay Active During the Workday
Fit exercise into your daily work routine without taking too much time out of your busy schedule. Try these simple ways to stretch and move more throughout your workday.
2. Find Your Route to Well-Being
Take time in your day to try these walking routes around your workplace. Find your work address online or look for the Walking Map Boards at your work location.
3. Build the Perfect Circuit
Circuit workouts can be a great way to exercise without any special equipment. Choose exercises from each category and create your own circuit to maximize your workout.
4. Move More with FREE In-Person Classes
Take a break and practice self-care by joining weekly in-person movement classes at various County locations. From Movement and Meditation to different forms of Yoga, find a class that helps you stay active!