April is a month dedicated to stress awareness, and that's why we're highlighting some of the ways your business can help encourage its members of staff to manage stress levels both in and outside of the workplace.
Stress Awareness Month has been recognised every April since 1992 with the aim to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. This year, The Stress Management Society is hosting a 30-day challenge; encouraging Brits to pick one action for their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing that can be done every day throughout the month.
Why Stress Management is Important for Any Organisation
Before putting your business' stress management systems in place, it's important to understand the effects that stress can have both on your employees and your organisation, the reasons why your workforce could feel the pressure of stress, and the best stress management options for your business.
Employees feeling the pressure of stress is not uncommon and experts have even said that manageable levels of stress in the workplace is an important experience as it can contribute towards productivity. Of course, there is a fine line between manageable and unmanageable levels of stress, and this level can change from person to person.
Experiencing high levels of stress can have further health impacts on someone including lack of sleep, anxiety and depression. This can lead to impacts on your business, such as:
- Increased staff absences
- Reduced productivity levels
- High staff turnover rates
- Increased recruitment costs
With all of this in mind, it's important that your business takes the right steps in helping its workforce manage levels of stress. One easy way of encouraging members of staff to destress is to gift them with anti-stress and mental wellbeing items - read on to find out more...
Squeeze Tension Away with Branded Stress Balls & Toys
These small but mighty anti-stress items not only relieve the feeling of stress, but they also have other health benefits, including:
- Relieving arthritis pain
- Reducing anxiety
- Lowering blood pressure
- Strengthening muscles
- Improving sleep
How does these little squeezy balls have such a positive impact of releasing tension? Well, the simple act of squeezing the ball activates the muscles in your hand and wrist and then releasing your grip allows the muscles to relax. Repeating this action is an effective means of alleviating tension and stress.
Which branded stress toys should you choose?
1. Low Cost Stress Balls
Chosen by UK businesses time and time again, you really can't go wrong with these budget-friendly stress balls. Available in a variety of colours and printed with your artwork from as little as 49p per unit, these squeezy PU balls can be kept at arms reach; whether it's on your employees' desks or in their bags, your brand will always be to hand.
2. Bespoke Stress Shapes
Can't find a stress ball in the exact style you're looking for? Then our Bespoke Stress Shapes could be the perfect option for you! Made to any shape of your choice, printed with your custom design and matched to your desired colour, these promotional stress balls will be completely unique to your business.
3. Stress Ball Keyrings
These handy little Stress Ball Keyrings ensure your brand is there for your employees wherever they are and whenever they need you the most. Simply attached the stress ball to a set of keys - whether it be a set of work keys, house keys, or even car keys - so your workforce can alleviate stress on the move.
4. Luxury Magnetic Sculptures
Our Luxury Magnetic Sculptures are high-quality stress relievers; comprising of a magnetic base and 200 steel balls, the action of manipulating them into different shapes and places provides a release of tension. Printed with your logo to the magnetic base, they're perfect for keeping on desktops for a quick anti-stress method whenever needed.
5. Stress Dumbbell Weight
Perfect for adding a touch of fun to your in-house stress management is our Stress Dumbbell Weights. Uniquely designed in the shape of a dumbbell, they're also great for any members of your team that like to go to the gym and keep active.
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With over 100 different promotional stress toys available, we're certain we have a branded stress ball to suit your business and its employees.
Encourage Relaxation and Ease Stress with Promo Wellbeing Gifts
Taking the time to relax after work is one way your employees can help ease the feelings of stress. Relaxation also has other related health benefits, including:
- Reducing muscle tension
- Lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate
- Improving mood and concentration
- Reducing tiredness and frustration
- Boosting confidence
So, what promotional products can help your workforce relax after a busy day at the office?
1. A4 Stress Relief Colouring Books
Colouring may seem like a distant memory from your childhood, but it's an effective way of relieving the feeling of stress. The action of colouring has the ability to relax the fear centre of your brain and induces the same state as meditating. Our 14 Stress Relief Colouring Books are filled with therapeutic designs for your team members to customise in the evening.
2. 2-Piece Relaxation Sets
These thoughtful little gifts include a relaxing pulse point roll-on and pillow mist, complete with a pouch printed with your logo. This promotional wellbeing gift set can help members of staff relax before bedtime and thus fall asleep that bit quicker and easier.
3. Little Wellbeing Box
Our branded Little Wellbeing Boxes are true self-care boxes with each box complete with a bundle of wellness items, including hand lotion, soap, relaxing bubble bath, gel eye mask and a lip balm - all the items your employees could need for a relaxing evening after work.
4. Cactus Concrete Plant Pots
Research has shown that plants in the home can reduce tension in people by almost 40%, that's why our stylish Cactus Concrete Plant Pots are a fantastic wellbeing gift for your employees. You can even engrave your own motivational message to the pot!
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5. Fitness Yoga Mats
One activity that has become increasingly popular within the workplace in recent years is yoga; simply taking five or ten minutes in your lunch break to stretch and release the feeling of tension can boost moods and set you up for the afternoon. So, why not encourage your employees to take part in some workplace yoga with our Fitness Yoga Mats?
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Our range of promotional wellbeing gifts will remind your team members to take even just a few moments for themselves each day, aligning your brand with positivity and self-care; as well as reducing levels of stress and boosting productivity at work.
With stress awareness month just upon us, now is the perfect time to take a moment to consider your workforce's stress levels and how our range of simple (yet effective) anti-stress can have a benefit to business. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email email@example.com today. Main image via Pexels.