Is stress disrupting your employees’ lives? If not properly treated, stress can negatively affect every aspect of life. Luckily, there are lots of ways to keep stress levels in check.
In this article, we’ve compiled our best resources for stress management in the office.
My 9-5 is pretty stressful. I wish it wasn’t, but there’s really no other way to put it. I show up, go to a few meetings, respond to emails, and try to squeeze in a bit of actual work before I head back into meetings for the rest of the day.
And then there’s the travel. Lots of travel and planes and cabs and more meetings. When I get home at night, I realize, usually for the first time during the day, that I haven’t had a minute to stop, think, and relax. Mostly, I realize in an instant that I’m stressed out.
Each link is packed full of great ideas and insight into making workplace stress a little easier to handle.
You know that feeling when your to-do list starts to get too long to do anything about?
Not only do you have yesterday’s tasks you didn’t get to, but now you’re adding more things to your list. And they’re all important.
That’s how your body feels when dealing with chronic stress. Not only is it dealing with whatever happened yesterday, but now it’s got today’s stressors to deal with too. Without regularly sending that stress on its way, you’ll keep building up your mental, emotional, and physical to-do lists.
Stress affects both the mind and the body. So effective stress-busters will address both.
Incorporate one of these ideas today and watch how your daily workday stress changes.
Breathing is the best way to address stress in both the mind and the body. Because it’s an automatic bodily process it’s linked to our physical selves. But because we can choose to control our breathing to some extent, it’s also linked to our mental well being.
Of all the workplace stress remedies there are, breathing techniques are some of the easiest.
They’re free, accessible at any time, and require no supplies.
Here are some easy breathing exercises for the workplace.
Keeping employee stress levels low is a common interest among business owners and managers. The less overwhelmed by stress employees are, the more productive they can be.
Unfortunately, there’s not usually a big budget set aside for office stress relief.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we go over 8 ideas for free office stress relief.
If you’re looking for unique ways to bring wellness to your employees, music therapy has some interesting uses and benefits.
Music therapy can be used in for several specific physical or mental wellness conditions, as well as for general personal growth, empowerment, and stress reduction. See how you can use it in the workplace.
Employees who are in stressful jobs feel like there is no hope for things to get better. When there’s poor communication, lack of clarity, and all-around confusion at work, it can be hard for them to feel motivated to even show up day after day.
The good news is that business leaders can do something about it. Here are some ideas to solve the top 5 causes of job-related stress.
We talk a lot about employee stress here, so we’d be remiss to avoid talking about financial stress, too. 72% of Americans report feelings stressed about money, according to the American Psychological Association.
And a study from Prudential reports that “39% of employees spend three hours or more each week dealing with issues related to personal finance.”
It’s reasons like these that companies are turning to financial support programs to help lower employee stress. Here’s how those programs work.
Employee stress is something to be expected. Some research shows that some levels of stress are actually a good thing.
But too much work stress causes employee burnout and other unfortunate consequences.
In this article, we’ll cover what causes employee stress, components of a stress management program, and how to get started.
Stressed out employees don’t work at their highest potential. They’re tired, irritable, and burnt out. So what can be done about it?
It’s a question we’ve heard too many times to count.
In this article, we show you the effects of stress in the workplace and how chair massage can help.
Work is often cited as the #1 biggest stressor in people’s lives. So it’s no wonder that finding ways to reduce workplace stress is top-of-mind for most HR professionals.
In week 5 of our Secrets of Human Resources video series, our experts share their best practices on creating a stress-free office. Check out our video interviews!