It’s Time To Take That Summer Getaway!

With the summer season in full swing, you’re probably ready for a much-needed break from the office. Taking a few days to yourself this summer can do wonders for your mental health- it gives you a chance to reset and escape the hustle and bustle that is your daily routine.

Don’t let the stress of planning a summer trip stand in the way of you prioritizing your mental health. LYLA is here to help you with everything from booking accommodations, coordinating travel and making sure you’re home (and everything in it!) is well taken care of while you’re away. Read on for two LYLA-approved getaways!

Upscale Outdoor Accommodations

“Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with upscale, safari-inspired accommodations. Experience starry night skies, extraordinary landscapes, healthy cafe-style dining, and unforgettable memories. Our safari-inspired canvas tents boast optional en suite bathrooms, king-size beds, West Elm® furnishings, and wood-burning stoves. Nightly s’mores by the campfire, complimentary camp activities, and adventure bookings all serve to provide an unparalleled experience with a sense of profound connection to people and nature.” – Under Canvas

Under Canvas® utilizes a mindful approach to getaways that fosters connection with extraordinary places, people and the planet by enhancing access to the great outdoors. This ‘glamping’ experience offers incredible adventures in and around national parks and monuments.

If Under Canvas doesn’t fit your budget, we’ll help you find more affordable ways to get the national parks experience! We know all of the best accommodations, travel routes, transportation services and adventure spots!

Kampgrounds of America (KOA)

“Our wide variety of family-friendly campgrounds and amenities provide the perfect place to get away, unwind and enjoy camping in the great outdoors. Whether you need a perfect site to pull into on your next RV road trip or a cozy spot where you and your kids can pitch your tent for the weekend, KOA is sure to have the ideal campsite for you. At KOA, we help people get outside because we know it changes them on the inside.” – KOA

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time- sometimes the best memories are made close to home. KOA has 500+ campgrounds across North America, making it easy to enjoy the beauty of nature and share adventures with family and friends. Whether you’re an experienced camper or looking for a new kind of adventure, LYLA will handle all of the details so you can focus on reconnecting and recharging!

LYLA helps employees get things done, with prioritizing their mental health at the forefront. Whatever your budget or schedule may be, don’t forget to take some time for yourself this summer!

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s important to talk about the various ways that mental health affects people in the workplace. It’s a month dedicated to educating, promoting positive conversations and ending the stigmas surrounding mental health.

It’s crucial for companies to understand how they can create a healthy workplace environment that supports employee mental health. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s explore some of the ways you can support your employees and become a mental health ally.

An article published by the Harvard Business Review reported that, “To be a mental health ally at work is to help those struggling with mental health issues feel valued and needed. This can have positive long-term benefits, including increased employee engagement, productivity, and loyalty. Strengthening and deepening relationships between colleagues can also benefit the broader employee community. When we’re supported, we’re also often eager to support others, creating a virtuous self-reinforcing cycle.”

At LYLA, we’ve seen the incredible impact that providing support to employees has on companies as a whole. When you take care of those that take care of your company, your workplace environment becomes a positive one.

Everyday Practices

Supporting the mental health of the people around you is sometimes as simple as checking in. We’ve grown accustomed to answering questions like, ‘How are you feeling?’ or ‘How was your day?’, with simple pleasantries that are oftentimes untrue. Openness and transparency is key when it comes to feeling supported and conquering mental health stigmas.

Prepare yourself to be more vulnerable and empathetic when doing employee check-ins! When you share your honest experiences with your coworkers and employees, it opens the door to building deeper relationships and establishes a foundation of trust within your workplace. And if your employees are vulnerable with you in return, ask how you can help! Feeling heard and understood is imperative when it comes to mental health conversations.

Education and Resources

Mental health awareness in the workplace is essential for employees to be able to identify symptoms of mental illness and feel comfortable seeking help. Mental health education can take many forms, from informational sessions led by mental health professionals to workshops on stress management and self-care.

By providing mental health education in the workplace, employers can create a more supportive environment, help employees to thrive and can also help employees to understand how to support each other in the workplace.

Many companies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to help support employee mental health. However, when it comes to resources that are successful at making a positive change in the workplace, it’s become clear that traditional EAPs often fall short.

We emerged during the coronavirus pandemic to get ahead of employee burnout and help with their mental health in a way that traditional Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) have not been able to. By combining artificial intelligence with an empathetic human touch, LYLA offers personalized solutions to today’s most pressing personal needs.

Sometimes the little things, like the stress of scheduling doctors appointments or making dinner reservations, can have just as big of an impact on mental health as monumental life events. We’ve accomplished over 7 billion tasks to help alleviate the everyday stressors of employees, so they have more time to focus on what really matters.

At LYLA, mental health awareness and support is a cause near and dear to our hearts every month. This May, take the time to think about ways you can help support your employees mental health and create an accepting, positive workplace environment.

Interested in learning about how LYLA can help your employees? We’d love to hear from you!

April is Stress Awareness Month

The month of April is dedicated to raising awareness, and having important conversations about stress. Learning different ways to cope with and handle stress is the key to making a long-lasting, positive lifestyle change.

There are so many different kinds and levels of stress, and in recent years, workplace stress has been at an all time high.

“Some 57% of U.S. and Canadian workers reported feeling stress on a daily basis, up by eight percentage points from the year prior and compared with 43% of people who feel that way globally, according to Gallup’s 2021 report.” – Jennifer Liu, CNBC

The coronavirus pandemic forced employees worldwide to adapt to a huge shift in workplace environments almost instantly. Suddenly, our lives transitioned further away from a traditional ‘9-5’ workday… and into the 24/7 workday we now know. This 24/7 workday makes it near impossible to maintain a healthy work/life balance, and is one of the many reasons there is an increase in stress levels in the workplace.

Here at LYLA, we’ve grown our technology to create a 24/7 support system that helps you organize your 24/7 life. In fact, since we started in 2000, LYLA has saved an estimated 3 billion hours of free time for over 4 million customers, and has worked in more than 200 locations all over the world!

It’s time to put yourself first. Together, let’s spend this month working on reducing your stress and getting you back to doing what you love.

Love is in the air at LYLA!

Roses are red, violets are blue, LYLA is here to help YOU! We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves around Valentine’s Day. LYLA is here to remind you that Valentine’s Day is not just about celebrating relationships, it’s about celebrating love!

Whether you’re headed into this Valentine’s with someone special, looking for family-friendly activities, or planning an epic girl’s night- we’ve got you covered. Check out these fun ideas guaranteed to make Valentine’s Day 2022 extra-special!

Something Romantic!

Say “I love you!” with a weekend staycation! LYLA can help you find romantic hideaways for you and the one you love! From hotel rooms and gift ideas, to dinner reservations and flower arrangements, we’ll keep the stress away so the romance can stay!

Date night out vs. Date night in!

Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year, which happens to feel like the least romantic day of the week. Don’t let the Monday blues ruin the mood. We’ve got ideas for even the busiest of couples.

For a date night out, let us make your reservations! We know all of the best places for your budget and mood.

If heading out sounds like a chore, let us turn your home into the perfect location for date night! Our app is the key to finding extra-special recipes, the best takeout, flowers, gift ideas and more!

Family fun!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about romance, the most important thing is spending time with the ones you love. We’ve got plenty of fun family-friendly activities for the holiday! Head to our app and let us help you with fun craft ideas, Valentine’s Day recipes and planning game nights.

Girl’s Night!

Headed into this Valentine’s Day with the girls? Let us handle all things Galentine’s Day, so all you have to do is handle the invite list. From cocktail and food recipes, to reservations and gift ideas- an epic girls night is just a request away on the LYLA app.