LifeWorks April Feature: Looking to Your Future (stress management)

LifeWorks, Illinois Tech’s Employee Assistance Program, offers a new work-life balance highlight each month. This month’s feature is Looking to Your Future. There’s also a special feature for managers on Looking to Your Team’s Future.

Whether it’s your job, finances, home life, or relationships, stress can have a devastating impact on your life and your future. Whether you’re stressed at work or at home, the Stress Management Toolkit is the best place to start. In it, you’ll find articles, podcasts, and tools to help you learn about what you might be feeling and how to handle it. You can also try listening to Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stressors, or use the Inhale Exhale video exercise to learn how to breathing exercises can help you cope.

Managers can start by learning more about stress by reading Understanding Overload and Overwork and listening to Recognizing Signs of Stress and Overload. Then, check out the techniques listed in Ways to Support Employees Who May Be Overloaded or Under Stress.

If you could use guidance and support when it comes to planning for the future, remember that you can contact LifeWorks to speak with a caring advisor any time, day or night. We’re here for you, 24/7.

  • Username/Password: HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page
  • Online:
  • Toll-free, 24/7 phone line: 888.456.1324
  • En español: 888.732.9020
  • TTY: 800.999.3004
  • Download the “LifeWorks” app, available in iTunes and Google Play

For more information on LifeWorks, please visit the HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page.