Wellness Wednesday Issue #7

The Assist Newsletter
February 15, 2023
Wellness Wednesday

“Values are related to our emotions, just as we practice physical hygiene to preserve our physical health, we need to observe emotional hygiene to preserve a healthy mind and attitudes.”
— Dalai Lama


Social Media: Consume Responsibly


Social media, the new virtual playground for connection, has become the go-to for staying in touch with friends and fam. But beware, too much fun on this platform can lead to a virtual hangover with symptoms like stress, anxiety, and depression.

In this digital world of filtered lives, it’s easy to feel like everyone else’s life is just a little bit more perfect than yours. But remember, social media only shows the highlights and not the reality. The constant comparison and never-ending scroll can take a toll on the mind.

Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom. You can still have fun and stay sane on social media by setting some rules and practicing mindfulness:

  • ⌛  Limit your time on social media by logging off at set times each day.
  • 📷 Be mindful of what you post – no comparing, no negativity.
  • 🤝 Connect with friends and family in real life instead of just scrolling through feeds.
  • ✨ Follow accounts that inspire and uplift, not ones that bring you down.
  • 🚫 Take regular breaks from social media for a mental health break.
Remember, when it comes to social media, moderation is the magic word. It’s okay to unplug every once in a while. Your mental health will thank you for it!


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Accessing professional mental health treatment can help you regain your emotional wellness and achieve a healthier, more balanced life.

Through Hers, you get personalized attention tailored to your individual needs, finding the right treatment for you. Over 75% of Hers customers who checked in with their provider reported improvements in their mental health symptoms.*

Why we  ❤️ Hers:

  • Only $25 for your first month**
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*Results vary. Data were self-reported between 11/26/2021 and 08/01/2022 by Hers customers who 1) signed up between 11/04/2021 and 05/04/2022; 2) were prescribed antidepressant medication by a provider after their first consultation on the Hers platform; and 3) had an active subscription for such psychiatric medication through the Hers platform within 90 days after signing up.
**Subscription required. After first month, price is $85/month for a monthly subscription or $49/month for a three-month subscription ($123 for first order, $147 billed quarterly thereafter). Subscription automatically renews unless you cancel at least 7 days before renewal is processed.
***Asynchronous visits not available in all states.


More Comfy = More Productive


Ergonomics isn’t just about comfort — it also does wonders for improving efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Incorporating ergonomic principles into your workspace is a great way to improve your physical and mental well-being.

When ergonomics is properly applied, it helps reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, increases efficiency, and overall quality of life.

Swipe these tips on how you can adjust your workspace:

  • Get an adjustable chair with sufficient back support and make sure feet can rest flat on the floor, thighs parallel to the ground, and arms level with the desktop.
  • Invest in a standing desk or adjustable desk if necessary.
  • Place monitors at eye level while working.
  • Choose keyboards with low actuation force (meaning keys don’t require much pressure to depress) as this will help prevent hand fatigue over time.
  • Adjust office lighting to get optimal brightness — not too bright or dim!
  • Keep common items within arm’s reach like pens and notebooks.

By making minor adjustments like these you can ensure that ergonomics is optimized for maximum comfort and productivity while safeguarding against physical strains in the long run.


Recognize good work in your team while doing good for the planet



Evergreen is the only peer-to-peer recognition app that lets teams recognize a job well done, while planting trees for the planet.

Why we ❤️ Evergreen:

  • 🔗 Integrates with Slack and Microsoft Teams
  • 👌 User-friendly, with no learning curve
  • 🌳 Allows your team to plant trees and offset C02 emissions
  • 😌 Reminds you to give recognition, fostering positive vibes within your team

👉 Start feeling good about work


The “Why” of DEI


DEI is quickly becoming a necessary part of 21st century business. Companies big and small are doing their best to ensure their work environments are welcoming to everyone, no matter their background. This means reducing pay gaps, creating inclusive spaces with mentorship programs, and supporting marginalized communities.

It’s no longer an optional measure — DEI is essential for keeping employees happy and productive. Just look at Google and their commitment to DEI initiatives.

So, whether you’re a boss or an employee, your voice matters in this fight against prejudice.

You can make a difference by:


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