Stress is a factor in almost every workplace. In fact, 58 percent of Americans say their workplace is a significant source of stress. And healthcare is one of the most stressful industries, with U.S. News & World Report® listing eight different healthcare professions among the most stressful jobs.
To help combat stress within your team, we’ve put together suggestions and stress relief giveaways that will help them manage their stress.
Music has been shown to help people relax by triggering alpha brainwaves or reminding them of happy times. And for those so inclined, singing or dancing along helps, too! Help your staff groove their stress away with Bluetooth® ear buds or a portable speaker.
Exercise the brain
Crossword puzzles help reduce stress while still engaging the mind, making them more beneficial than less mentally taxing activities like watching television. Stress relief promotional items like a book of crossword puzzles can be a pleasant way to get their mind off whatever is causing stress. This book of puzzles has crosswords, word searches and Sudoku® puzzles for added variety.
Laugh it off
Laughter reduces stress hormones, including cortisol, epinephrine and dopamine, while also increasing endorphins. Finding ways to laugh on a daily basis can help your employees keep stress at bay. Offer them a humorous calendar or a smiling stuffed animal. (Bonus: Holding a stuffed animal can help reduce stress, too!)
Get more sleep
According to the American Nurses Association®, one of the best things a nurse can do to fight fatigue is make sure they get enough sleep each night. That’s true for everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average adult requires at least seven hours of sleep per night. An eye mask can help them dim the lights no matter what time of day they’re resting, while an activity band can help them track their sleep time to make sure they’re getting the rest they need. Finally, some lavender oil can help ease their stress and make it easier to relax.
A little self-care goes a long way
Offer your team stress relief giveaways to remind them how important it is to laugh, sleep and have a little fun. They’ll appreciate your help in chasing stress away!