Refresh From Stress: 30-Day Inspiration

Refresh From Stress: 30-Day Inspiration

View the 2021 Refresh from Stress Calendar
View the 2021 Activities Resource Guide
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View the 2021 RFS Winners

Refresh From Stress: 30-Day Inspiration is an exciting opportunity to engage in simple, effective ways to enhance your mood and overall health and emotional well-being. Activities will promote self-care, social connections, and mindfulness, along with other inspirations to help increase stress resilience.

Activity Dates:
October 1-30, 2021

Who can participate?
Benefits-eligible Emory employees & pre-65 retirees (with Emory medical plan coverage).

How do I participate? 

Step 1: Register for Refresh From Stress (RFS) on Healthy Emory Connect (HEC) today!  Don’t have a HEC account?  Join now!

Step 2: Beginning October 1, make time each day to practice a strategy to help you refresh from stress. Choose an activity* from the options provided for each of the three themes or create your own. Feel free to repeat an activity or select a new one each day.

*Suggested activities can be found by viewing the Healthy Emory Connect calendar (online or on the app), OR on the Refresh From Stress printable calendar here

Step 3: Acknowledge that you completed daily activities in the Refresh From Stress challenge/healthy habit on Healthy Emory Connect (online or in the Virgin Pulse app). This must be completed to be eligible for rewards.

Step 4: Complete 10 activities to earn 5,000 points, 20 to earn 10,000 points, or 30 activities to earn 15,000 points (up to 500 per day)!*  In addition, participants who report “yes” to at least 15 activities will be eligible for prize drawings for gift cards.

*Employees who have already achieved enough points to reach Level 4 in Healthy Emory Connect will be eligible for separate drawings for gift cards.

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