LifeWorks July Feature: Take Care of Your Career (Self-Care at Work)

LifeWorks, Illinois Tech’s Employee Assistance Program, offers a new work-life balance highlight each month. This month’s feature is Take Care of Your Career. Managers have an additional feature on Self-Care in the Workplace.

Having a busy work schedule doesn’t mean you have to neglect your well-being. Practice self-care at work: take deep breaths, stretch, go for a walk, get a drink of water, or ask for support when needed. Wednesday, July 24 is International Self-Care Day, which encourages you to take small steps in a positive direction to improve your life, whether that be at home or at work. Visit the International Self-Care Foundation website for tips on practicing daily self-care.

You can also read Building Your Resiliency with Self-Care and Strategies for Coping with Stress at Work: Tips and Suggestions, or try the Health and Well-Being Toolkit. You will need Illinois Tech’s user ID and password, available on the HR Portal, to gain access to LifeWorks:

  • 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 on iTunes and Google Play

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