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Handling Holiday Stress
Sadly, the holidays can often be a source of stress rather than what they're meant to be: a chance to share the festive
season with family and friends. Here are some tips for coping with stress and getting more cheer out of your holidays.

  • -Don't be perfect; be you. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Keep your plans and activities simple.
  • -Pace yourself. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's can all be busy times. Remember, the season lasts for weeks. Get organized and break your preparations into small steps.
  • -Budget wisely. It is easy to buy on credit and ignore the bills until after the holidays. Set your limit ahead of time.
  • -Get into the spirit. Deck the halls. Build a snowman. Too often adults miss out on the simple pleasures of celebrating the holidays.
  • -Take time out for yourself. Unwind and pamper yourself with a break from the action. Try relaxation techniques, meditation and deep-breathing exercises.
  • -Embrace family. Look forward to reuniting with relatives this holiday. Cherish the time you spend with your loved ones, and make an effort to be as relaxed, positive and cheerful as you can.
  • -Celebrate safely. Give your body a gift this year by treating it with respect. Try not to overindulge in sweets and goodies. Know your limits when it comes to alcohol.
  • -Make New Year's resolutions. Setting goals challenges us to aim for higher fulfillment and self-improvement.

For more tips on keeping the holidays healthy and happy at work and at home, consult the Holiday Resource Guide on www.guidanceresources.com.

 

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Faculty/Employee Assistance Program:

F/EAP, in partnership with GuidanceResources, gives you and your family members confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided at no charge to you.

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Dartmouth Health Connect:

Dartmouth's primary care practice dedicated to providing the best possible care with no copays for employees on a Dartmouth-sponsored health plan and their covered adult dependents.

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Pulse Program:

The Pulse program is one of the wellness program options available to active benefits eligible employees.  Participants can earn up to $400 per calendar year (up to $800/family if spouse is eligible). This program provides a comprehensive suite of personalized tools and support, including fun monthly healthy habit challenges, team challenges, activity, sleep and nutrition trackers, daily health tips, a personal health assessment, onsite Health Stations, and more!

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FLIP: Fitness & Lifestyle Improvement Program:

Check out the wide range of fitness classes offered through Dartmouth's Athletic Office throughout the year.

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Shower Pass Program:

Dartmouth offers a free shower-pass program at Alumni Gym for all employees who use an alternative means of commuting (e.g. biking), or who need to use a shower after exercising during the work day.

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After Hours:

An initiative that provides College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center employees with opportunities to get acquainted and participate in social, recreational, and cultural activities.

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DPerks:

Get employee discounts offered by local and national merchants.

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Dartmouth College Working Mom's Group:

A casual group that meets once a month for lunch to talk about anything from potty training to bedtime routines and more.

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Health Coaching:

A health coach will work with you on setting and working towards your goals.

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Tobacco Cessation:

Check out tools and resources to help you quit smoking today!

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Tucker Center:

Mindfulness Practice Group: This group for faculty and staff meets every Wednesday from 8-9 am. Contact Kathy Boivin with questions.

Campus Convenience

asdLactation Rooms: There are 5 lactation rooms across campus that you can find on the map. Plus an additional lactation room is located at 41 Centerra, 2nd floor.  

Bike Racks: zoom into the campus map to find a bike rack near you!

Showers: over 15 available across campus

Hydration Stations: Fill up your water bottle with the hydration stations located in buildings across campus.

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Dartmouth offers a wide range of fitness facilities that are available for employees. For more detail, check out our Fitness Page.

Last Updated: 10/24/18