Feeling too stressed? Learn techniques to relax with these resources

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Feeling too stressed? Learn techniques to relax with these resources

According to the American Institute of Stress, stress-related ailments such as loss of sleep and anxiety cost the nation roughly $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. Physically, stress can cause a 40 percent increased risk of heart disease, 25 percent increased risk for a heart attack and a 50 percent increased risk of stroke.

With resources from Skillsoft and Lynda.com, you can learn techniques to combat harmful stress.

Skillsoft Lynda.com
Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On:
This book introduces ways to defuse stress and boost productivity in any situation. 
Managing Stress:
In this interactive online course, identify personal triggers of stress, manage your response and make positive changes to avoid these triggers. 
Managing Pressures and Stress to Optimize Your Performance:
In this 25-minute course, understand the various triggers and effects of stress, while learning how to help stressed colleagues.
Reduce Stress:
In this video, find the top 10 things that may be adding to your day-to-day stress levels and learn how to avoid them. 
Signs of Stress:
Not sure if you, a loved one or a colleague is too stressed? Learn how to diagnose physical signs of stress that may lead to illness in a quick 2-minute video.
Stress Management Techniques:
Refer back to this print-out job aid when you feel stressed to identify effective techniques to manage it.

As a CU employee, you have access to a combined online library of more than 5,000 videos, courses and books. These resources cover the latest software, creative and business skills for personal and professional growth. 

Access Skillsoft:

  1. Log on to your employee portal.
  2. Expand Quick Links.
  3. Select Start Skillsoft

Access Lynda.com:

  1.  Log on to your campus portal.
  2. Access the NavBar and select CU Resources.
  3. Select Training.
  4. Click Lynda.com.

Contact system.training@cu.edu if you have problems accessing these systems. 

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