Stress and Anxiety

posted by Amber Brady on December 4, 2023 Woman hiking with sunset in background

Simplifying your life and resetting expectations can help ease stress and anxiety. This month, we look at stress-relieving ways to streamline your to-dos, think more positively and calm your mind.

View the tools and resources from Optum below.

Reducing stress – 5 steps to streamline your to-dos: Use this worksheet for help reviewing and prioritizing your commitments. Download worksheet

How to simplify your life: With this program, participants will learn to identify personal barriers to living life simply through examining inner beliefs. Program highlights also include examinations of inner pressures and how excuse-making helps people avoid change. Download training

How to give yourself a break: Feeling overwhelmed? Consider making a ‘to-don’t’ list. It can help relieve stress by making room for things that bring you joy. Watch video

Learn how to shift your thinking patterns to reduce stress and anxiety: Learn about types of unhelpful thoughts and tips to help reframe them to be more positive. Read article


Optum EAP

The Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service for all full-time state employees and those in their household and can be a beneficial tool to improve your overall well-being. You have 8 free face-to-face EAP counseling visits with a licensed therapist available per issue, per year. These tools and resources are available 24/7 and are completely confidential.

Contact Optum EAP

Phone: (800) 886-9747 (24/7 support) 

Website: liveandworkwell.com (Access code: Indiana)
Access all the Optum EAP online tools and resources.

Connect through the myLiveandworkwell app
Available in the App Store and Google Play. Log into the app and enter access code: Indiana