How to Combat Stress in The Workplace?
If handled well, stress can be used as a useful tool to push for productivity, attention to detail and even energy. Most of us however, have a hard time dealing with stress, especially in the workplace where it seems that so much is out of our own control, relying on others to do their work before we can complete our own.
Long-term stress is often a contributing factor in many of the leading causes of death in the United States, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, lung disease, cirrhosis of the liver and anxiety and depression which can lead to suicide. According to The American Institute of Stress, 33% of people report feeling extreme stress. So, what can we do to manage this - and how can we, as business owners, help our employees stay calm while at work?
Mindfulness and Meditation
Why is this such a hot topic this year? Well, we all have so much going on. We’re multitasking all the time and we even brag about our ability to do it. Juggling so much though can make us feel all the negative emotions, from stress and anxiety to restlessness and overthinking… which can lead to a lack of motivation and productivity, and much worse, depression.
This year has been especially tough with there being so many unknowns and uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown, social distancing and being forced to stay away from our support systems, family members and friends. This has led a lot of people feeling like nothing is in their control and so those levels of anxiety are even higher.
How to Gift Consciously With This In Mind
As a business owner or HR director, it’s up to you to keep your employees’ calm - but you shouldn’t reduce the workload… So instead, what can you do?
Give your employees and clients the gift that keeps on giving. We have an enormous selection of brands and gifts with our multiple choice link, giving your recipients the option to choose what their heart so desires. You can guide them with these multiple choice links by only giving wellbeing options to encourage and remind them to take the time, for themselves, to clear their mind, allowing them to come back to being focused on what really matters.
The Importance of Fitness
So, what could you include in your wellbeing multiple choice link? We highly recommend fitness equipment and workout gear! Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on anxiety, restlessness and depression. It also helps to relieve stress, improve memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood.
Our fitness and outdoor gift card category covers everything to get the adrenaline, endorphins and dopamine flowing (all the happy chemicals!), such as Nike, REI, Callaway, Champs Sport, Athleta, Columbia Sportswear and even, Bass Pro Shops for those needing a lake-side fishing day retreat.
Self-care, Spa Days & Beauty ‘Me Time’
For those that you know may not enjoy the outdoors so much, or perhaps as an alternative idea in the colder seasons, we have more leisurely multiple choice link options. We’ve thought of it all - to offer self-care gift carding ideas too. From spa and wellness to beauty-focused brands, so that your recipients can splash out on bath bombs, face masks and other comforting goods to get them back to feeling the best version of themselves.
Whichever multiple choice link you send over, you are showing that you care - and that in itself will boost their mood when they receive your kind gesture. So, reduce the stress in your office environment and make your employees happier, healthier and more productive by creating your appreciation program today.