EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM
Wellness: An active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life...
Content Dear ISANA Educators, ISANA has as part of its family amazing educational professionals who demonstrate a commitment to cultivating all that is good within our students. No matter the capacity in which they work, all employees contribute to the success of our students by adding immeasurable value to their lives. Therefore, providing the mechanisms through which employees are informed about and connected to resources that result in healthy living is of utmost importance to ISANA.
This booklet orients you to the 8 Dimensions of Wellness we value for our employees at ISANA, and how you as an ISANA employee will be given resources for all each of these. As we journey through the 8 Dimensions of Wellness together, we encourage you to find the Wellness Champion within and actively live a life that is socially, emotionally, spiritually, environmentally, occupationally, intellectually, physically, and financially balanced. We are excited to embark with you this year on our road to wellness!
Nadia Shaiq, CEO ISANA & Oreeille Revish, Director of HR 04. The 8 Dimensions of Wellness 05. Definitions 06. Examples and Resources 07. ISANA Wellness Program Calendar 2019-2020 12. Quotes 14. Goal Setting CEO’s Welcome: Why Wellness
VIA: HTTPS:/ /WELLNESS.UCR.EDU/SEVEN_DIMENSIONS.HTML DIMENSION DEFINITION Social Ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness.
Emotional Ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress; hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner contributes to our Emotional Wellness.
Spiritual Ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop congruency between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that binds creation together contributes to our Spiritual Wellness. Environmental Ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. The ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet contributes to our Environmental Wellness. Occupational Ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives.
Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads to Occupational Wellness.
Intellectual Ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness. Physical Ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine check ups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.) will lead to optimal Physical Wellness.
Financial Ability to successfully manage financial expenses. Money plays a critical role in our lives and not having enough of it impacts health as well as academic performance. Financial stress is repeatedly found to be a common source of stress, anxiety and fear for college students. Keeping track of expenses, making a budget, and sticking to it are important skills to have in order to be finically responsible and independent. The desire to maximize our financial competencies now will help us feel prepared to handle potentially stressful financial situations in the future contributes to our Financial Wellness.
What are the 8 Dimensions of Wellness?
Examples & Resources DIMENSION WHAT YOU CAN DO RESOURCES Social 1. Cultivate healthy relationships 2. Resources for social anxiety 3. Strengthen current friendships, contact an old friend, or discover new friendships. 4. Get involved. 5. Contribute to your community. http:/ /www.loveisrespect.org/healthy-relationships/ https:/ /www.anxiety.org/social-anxiety-disorder-sad https:/ /www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adulthealth/in-depth/art-20044860 https:/ /www.nationalservice.gov/serve Emotional 1. Tune-in to your thoughts and feelings.
2. Cultivate an optimistic attitude. 3. Seek and provide support. 4. Learn time management skills. 5. Practice stress management techniques. 6. Discover your specific stress relievers. 7. Generalized anxiety resources https:/ /www.helpguide.org/ https:/ /www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stressmanagement/in-depth/art-20047257?pg=1 https:/ /www.anxiety.org/generalized-anxiety-disordergad Spiritual 1. Explore your spiritual core. 2. Spend time alone/meditate regularly. 3. Be inquisitive and curious. 4. Be fully present in everything you do. 5. Listen with your heart and live by your principles.
6. Allow yourself and those around you the freedom to be who they are.
https:/ /www.volunteersrock.org/ Environmental 1. Stop junk mail. 2. Conserve water and other resources. 3. Minimize chemical use. 4. Renew a relationship with the earth. 5. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: reduce the amount of pollution we generate; reuse containers, bags and batteries; recycle paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic. https:/ /www.epa.gov/recycle Occupational 1. Explore a variety of career options. 2. Create a vision for your future. 3. Choose a career that suits your personality, interests and talents. 4. Be open to change and learn new skills. http:/ /www.loveyourcareer.org/ Intellectual 1.
Take a course or workshop. 2. Learn or perfect a foreign language. 3. Seek out people who challenge you intellectually. 4. Read.
5. Attend museums, exhibits and theater. 6. Learn to appreciate art. https:/ /www.loc.gov/ https:/ /fafsa.ed.gov/ https:/ /www.nu.edu/ https:/ /www.today.com/parents/11-ways-beat-system-when-buying-college-textbooks-2D80554977 Physical 1. Exercise daily. 2. Get adequate sleep. 3. Prevent injuries by using seat belts, wearing helmets, and other protective equipment. 4. Learn to recognize early signs of illness and prevent diseases. 5. Practice safe sex, if sexually active. 6. Eat a variety of healthy foods and control meal portions. 7. Use alcohol in moderation if at all 8. Quit smoking or continue to refrain from smoking and protect from second-hand smoke.
9. Strive to reach and maintain a healthy weight. https:/ /www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/index.htm https:/ /www.tuck.com/ https:/ /www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/ https:/ /www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ obesity/symptoms-causes/syc-20375742 Financial 1. Create and maintain a monthly budget. 2. Obtain a free copy of my credit report and monitor it regularly. 3. Save a specific amount of money each month. 4. Have a small financial reserve for emergencies. 5. Set aside a specific amount for charity or gifts to others. 6. Seek ways to lower expenditures.
7. Identify ways to acquire or maintain financial resources.
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ISANA WELLNESS PROGRAM CALENDAR AUGUST 2019 - JUNE 2020 August – Kickoff to ISANA Health and Wellness Program August 8th (celebrated on August 6th so all staff can participate)– Happiness Happens Day (Social Wellness) ISANA to sponsor Healthy Tasty Treats for staff August 6th Step Competition (Physical Wellness) Download a Step Counter App and join the ISANA-wide yearlong step competition! Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership September – National Self-Improvement Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership September 2 – Family Picture (Social Wellness) Post a Family Picture (Pets, children, selfies are accepted) Upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/wellness September – Professional Growth Plan (PGP) (Occupational Wellness) Meet with your supervisor to develop your PGP and upload into Paycom.
DEADLINE: October 24, 2019 Due September 11th (In time for Back to School Night!) – Room/Space Decoration Competition (Environmental Wellness) Design a space that fosters learning and high expectations, promotes growth mindset, creates a positive culture focused on socio-emotional learning, and/or promotes inclusion in alignment with the ISANA Environment Checklist. Upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/ wellness (no photos of student faces). September 12th – National Day of Encouragement (Emotional Wellness) Uplift people around you and make a positive impact through encouragement, recognition, and reaching out.
Use #NationalDayofEncouragement to share on social media (no pictures of student faces) and upload to https://isanacademies.org/ wellness.
September 17th – National IT Professionals Day (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate your IT Professionals! September 22nd – World Car-Free Day (Environmental Wellness) Walk, Bike, take the Metro, or Carpool to Work! Upload photo and caption to https:// isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces)
October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership October 2nd – National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day (Occupational Wellness) Recognize the Custodial Workers at your school! October 4th Breast Cancer Awareness (Entire month of October) – (Physical Wellness) Every Friday, where your PINK to support Breast cancer awareness.
Participation is important! Upload pictures! October 7th – National Inner Beauty Day (Spiritual Wellness) Celebrate exceptional core qualities of the human spirit that we often overlook – inner beauty. See and upload to the #InnerBeautyChallenge and upload photo and caption to https:// isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces) October 16th – National Boss’s Day (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate your Boss! October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week (Physical Health) Raise awareness about leading a drug-free life. http://redribbon.org/ November – National Career Development Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership November 22 – Professional Growth Plan Midyear Document Deadline (Occupational Wellness) Make sure you have uploaded documents and filled out your Mid-Year Professional Growth Plan update in Paycom.
November 12 – National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day (Spiritual Wellness) This day was created to celebrate who you are, where you have been, where you are going and who you will be thankful for when you get there. Upload photo and caption to https:// isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces). November 11-15th School Psychology Awareness Week (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate your School Psychologists! November 15th – America Recycles Day (Environmental Wellness) Recycle, buy recycled goods and help teach others the benefits of recycling! Use #AmericaRecyclesDay to post on social media and upload photo and caption to https:// isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces) November 22nd – Staff Giving Potluck! (Social Wellness) Staff potlucks across ISANA schools – Send pictures and upload!
December – End the Year with Wellness! Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership December 18 – Secret Staff Sharing!! (Social Wellness) Employees sign up to give and receive a gift for the giving season. December 20th – All Day Professional Development Wellness Booths at Professional Development January – National Mentoring Month * National Thank You Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership January 11 – National Vision Board Day (Occupational Wellness) Host a vision party for your friends, family or coworkers.
Set goals for the coming year and put them where you can see them. Post photos on social media using #VisionBoardDay and upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/ wellness (no photos of student faces). Choose a mentor for yourself to help you achieve your goals and talk to that person about your goals. Step Counter (Physical Wellness) Update stepcount for February Award winners! January 20th – MLK Day of Service (Social Wellness) Engage in a service project in your community! Upload photo and caption to https:// isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces).
January 28th – National Have Fun at Work Day (Social Wellness) Do something to have fun at work and post at #FunAtWorkDay and upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces) February – American Heart Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership February 3rd-7th School Counselors Awareness Week Celebrate your School Counselors! February 7th – All Day PD Winners of Step Count Competition Announced Wellness Booths at Professional Development February 17th-23rd Random Acts of Kindness Week (Social Wellness) Take random acts of kindness post its from bulletin board and do them! Upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces)
March – National Nutrition Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership March 2 Read Across America Day (Intellectual Health) Enjoy a good book and read with our students! Upload a picture and caption of you favorite book to our Wellness Portal! March 6 – National Employee Appreciation Day (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate all our amazing employees! March 27 – Healthy Heart Recipes and Food Fair (Physical Wellness) Share your favorite heart-healthy recipes, and bring them to a Food Fair lunch on your campus! Upload photo and caption to https:// isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces) March 27 – Professional Growth Plan (Occupational Wellness) Update your Professional Growth Plan in Paycom, celebrate your successes and plan next steps! March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day of Service (Social Wellness) Engage in a Cesar Chavez Day of Service Project and upload pictures.
Upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces) April – Environmental Month * Financial Literacy Month * Autism Awareness Month Take part in ISANA University classes!
(Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership April 6-10 Spring Break Food Trip (Physical Wellness) It’s Spring Break! Enjoy all the national food days this week: April 6th – National Caramel Popcorn Day April 7th – National Coffee Cake Day April 8th – National Empanada Day April 9th – National Chinese Almond Cookie Day April 10 – National Cinnamon Crescent Day April 7th World Health Day (Physical Wellness) Make sure you’ve done your regular doctors, dentist, and vision appointments.
April 15 – National Tax Day (Financial Wellness) Plan for your financial health. April 20-24 Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate Your Expanded Learning Program Professionals! April 22nd – National Administrative Professionals’ Day (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate everyone who makes the Front Office function! April 22nd – Earth Day (Environmental Wellness) Engage in a school beautification project! Upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/ wellness (no photos of student faces).
April 24th – All Day Professional Development Wellness Booths at PD Step Challenge Winners
May – Mental Health Awareness Month Take part in ISANA University classes! (Intellectual Wellness) Presented by ISANA Leadership May 1: School Principals’ Day (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate your school principal! May 1: Professional Growth Plan End-of-Year Document Deadline (Occupational Wellness) Make sure you have uploaded documents and filled out your End-of-Year Professional Growth Plan update in Paycom. May 2: National Fitness Day (Physical Wellness) Inspire and try new ways of becoming fit and healthy! Visit www.nationalfitnessday.org to find events near you. Go with the family! Post on #NationalFitnessDay May 5: National Silence the Shame Day (Physical Wellness) Work to erase the stigma associated with mental illness.
Visit www.silencetheshame.com to learn more.
May 6th Emotional Health Practice (Emotional Wellness) Receive stress reduction exercises, positive affirmations, and other emotional health practices May 29: End of the Year Check-ins on Professional Growth Plan (Occupational Wellness) Check in on Professional Growth Plan and Goals Upload to Paycom May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate the teachers at your school! May 6: National School Nurse Day (Occupational Wellness) Celebrate the nurse at your school! May 8: Step Counter (Physical Wellness) Final check in for year-end winners. June - Wrap up/Year in Review Celebration June 6th – End of Year Appreciation Barbeque Award Educators and Parents of the Year and Celebrate a Fantastic Year!
June 11 - National Making Life Beautiful Day (Emotional Wellness) This is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating people who are making life beautiful. #MakingLifeBeautifulDay and upload photo and caption to https://isanacademies.org/wellness (no photos of student faces) June 12 – Last Day of School and National Red Rose Day (Emotional Wellness) You made it! Enjoy a red rose on behalf of ISANA and thank you for a wonderful year! July – Enjoy your summer! And enjoy National Lollipop Day on July 20th!
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Each new thing that you learn is an investment in self that once acquired, can never be taken away.
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A strong wellness plan will include three types of goals: Long-Term Goal: The “big picture” goal, a desired future outcome that may take a year or longer to complete.
Short-Term Goal: Breaks down the long-term goal into smaller goals; a desired outcome that can be achieved in about three months’ time. SMART Goals: A desired outcome that can be achieved in 2 to 3 weeks’ time that further breaks down both the longand short-term goals. SMART goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.
Use your goals and craft a wellness plan out of them, like this: Long-term goal: I will lose 50 pounds in the next year. Short-term goal: In order to lose 50 pounds, I will adopt healthier eating habits and add more physical activity to my day. SMART goal: For the next two weeks, I will pack a healthy lunch for work three days each week– Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. SMART goal: For the next two weeks, I will walk for 15 minutes of my lunch break, all 5 days each week. Achieving Your Goals As you begin to achieve your SMART goals, you will further your goals by adding new SMART goals. The cumulative results of your SMART goals will add up to your short-term goals, then your short-term goals into your long-term goals! Adopting behaviors in this manner helps to create lasting changes, rather than something you are forcing yourself to do.
Tips for Accomplishing Your Goals Write it down! Writing down your goals is helpful for follow-through and making a commitment to yourself. Go one step further by posting your goals in a location where you will see them frequently. The constant reminder can help increase your motivation. Share Your Goals Sharing your goals with your spouse, family member, friend or co-worker can help with external motivation and support.Also, you may find a partner for your endeavors if someone is working on similar goals! Visualize It Imagine what it would be like for you to meet your goal. How would you feel? Feeling this sense of accomplishment and “seeing” the outcome can be a powerful motivator.
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