Posted by: BeneFIT Corporate Wellness
Date: December 12, 2012
The holidays are meant to bring joy and happiness to all, but it may be very common for some employees to experience depression, burnout, and feelings of isolation during this time of year. Help your employees try to prevent stress before it starts.
Here are a few tips you can share with your employees to avoid stress.
- Don’t take a holiday from health!
Eat, sleep and exercise. Keeping the healthy behaviors you already have in place will keep you healthy during the holidays and into the New Year.
- Set a budget that works for you!
Instead of spending money on elaborate gifts, try making some homemade presents, setting up a family gift exchange, or proposing a special outing.
- Plan ahead!
Shopping, baking, cleaning and visiting can take up more time than you bargain for, especially if you are not prepared. Create grocery lists, prepare a cooking and cleaning schedule, and organize your visiting times and locations before the hustle and bustle of the season start.
- Learn to say “No.”
It’s better to do one activity well than a 100 poorly, even when it comes to entertaining your family and friends. Taking on too much responsibility can result in disaster.
- Don’t harbor your feelings!
The holidays can be stressful; therefore, talk to a loved one or a friend to express your emotions, and be realistic.
- Make time for you!
Even 15 minutes without distractions will leave you refreshed.
In addition to the above tips to avoid stress, consider giving your employees a Gift of Health by scheduling a Health Fair, Health Screening, or a Stress Reduction Program at your worksite.
For more information, please contact us.
Disclaimer: The information presented is for your general knowledge and does not replace the advice of a physician. All medical inquiries regarding your health should be presented to a physician.