EAP tips for thriving in the holiday season

As we prepare for the holiday season, we expect this to be a time of family togetherness, happiness and goodwill. Although it is meant to be a joyful time, it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. The season will not linger too long either so enjoy every minute when you are surrounded by loved ones and family members and be thankful that you have a wonderful season to celebrate.

Here are some tips to help you (and your teams) thrive not just survive the holiday season and focus on the positive.

  • Set goals
  • Take time to appreciate the small things
  • Realistic expectations
  • Take time for yourself
  • Remember what’s important
  • Take a social media holiday and take a break from the screens

Check out for info on all these tips and other messages in the EAP newsletter. 

Wishing everyone at University of Canterbury, and their families and loved ones, a safe and happy holiday season. Can we all please make safety a priority this holiday season, whether that be at home, on the water or on the road … please take the extra time to follow the information on these useful links to ensure a happy holiday season is had by all.

Useful links:
http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-community/keeping-safe
https://www.nzta.govt.nz/safety/driving-safely/driving-in-the-holidays/
http://www.watersafety.org.nz/
http://www.nutritionfoundation.org.nz/nutrition-facts/nutrition-a-z/Summer-Holidays-Nutrition-Food-Safety