Wellness: Tackling Holiday Stress

November 12, 2019

The holiday season may bring cheer and tidings of joy, but that is not all they bring! Studies show that up to 69% of people are stressed around the holidays due to a lack of time and money. In addition, 51% are stressed about the pressure to give or get gifts. Add to that the guilt we may feel at sabotaging our former healthy eating habits and it is no wonder that experts say “festive stress” is ruining the holiday season for many Americans.

Human Resources is partnering with the Wellness Committee to bring you a series of limited edition classes geared toward helping you manage one or more areas of those pesky stressors. Classes are offered at a variety of times and campuses. You can find them in Instructor Led Training in Skillsoft. Look for "Wellness." Classes are offered beginning Nov. 19 through Dec. 5.

To enroll, follow these instructions:

  • Log into Skillsoft and click on the Instructor Led Training link on the lower left column.
  • When the ILT Training Session window opens, be sure to scroll down and/or advance to the next page to find the course you want to see.
  • For each course you are interested in, click on Actions: View Session Details to see Course and Session Info and Meeting Times (click on the associated tabs).
  • To enroll, click on Actions/Enroll in this Session.


All employees are welcome to attend. Last-minute walk-ins will also be permitted if space is available. (Psst … there is a possibility that the 50th anniversary tees will also be available for all employees (both full-time and part-time employees) attendees to pick up at these sessions as well!) Space is limited so sign up now, so you can enjoy a little more “merry” and lot less stress this yuletide season.

Tip: Do you want to learn more about the class specifics before enrolling? You can see a description of each class by clicking on the course title link and then clicking on the “About” tab.