Wellness at work

Address your stress

Some days, even a dream job at a great company can stress you out. A little anxiety is normal, but too much can take a toll on your health, your job, and your life. Men and women who feel stress on the job face a greater risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems than [...]

2017-02-03T11:02:46-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Stress, Wellness at work, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Goal setting for everyday success

In a garden, you plant seeds, nurture them with water and fertilizer, work at keeping the weeds out and trust the plants will accomplish your goal of growing strong and productive. The same processes can be used to plan for progress in your life and work. "Setting goals gives direction to life," says Jack Ensign [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:33-04:00January 4th, 2017|Wellness at work, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Workplace goals for the new year

The new year brings hopes and dreams for the future. You've made your resolutions—to lose weight, exercise or plan a dream vacation, for example. Don't forget, however, that you also spend one-third of your day at work. You can improve your on-the-job enjoyment and your productivity by making the following work resolutions. Learn new skills [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:33-04:00December 1st, 2016|Wellness at work, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Managing work-related stress

Workplace stress is highly personal. Some people thrive in fast-paced jobs (think emergency room nurses, police officers and air-traffic controllers) where making a mistake can put people’s lives at stake. But just because the rest of us wouldn’t last a day in such high-pressure environments doesn’t mean our jobs are less stressful. Short deadlines, endless [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:34-04:00September 1st, 2016|Wellness at work, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

The importance of vacations for stress relief, productivity and health

Many people don’t take vacations often enough. In fact, according to a poll on this site, around half of readers don't take annual vacations; in fact, many readers never take them! And now with increasing frequency, when we do take vacations, we often bring work along with us, keeping ourselves essentially still in the work [...]

Drug addiction in health care professionals

The abuse of prescription drugs—especially controlled substances—is a serious social and health problem in the United States today. People addicted to prescription medication come from all walks of life. The last people we would suspect of drug addiction are health care professionals-those people trusted with our well-being. Unfortunately, health care workers are as likely as [...]