When was the last time you were stressed? Perhaps you’re stressed right now? If only there was a day that highlights the awareness that stress can put on someone… Luckily, National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday of November each year is an event that the abs group are proud to support!
The feeling of stress is an everyday occurrence in our daily lives, from home pressures to working hard in your job, the overwhelming feeling of stress can potentially lead to mental health problems or make normal things you do seem like mountains to climb.
National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress.
At the abs Group, we recognise the importance of wellbeing and ensuring that we are looking after our own mental health. A strong business such as ours, contains an inner core of individuals who matter – this should be the approach for every company to take.
With this in mind, we have come up with some ways our own employees can manage or eradicate the feeling of stress in the workplace. In our office we all have stress balls in easy reach, in case of an emergency!
In the same breath, our company loves to carry the weight of projects on our shoulders. This allows you, the client, to remain relaxed and be safe in the knowledge, that you are being taken care of, allowing you to focus on your own wellbeing and other work commitments that are of higher importance.
In October, the management team were treated to a trip out to Spain by our Managing Director. He recognises how hard everyone has been working and wanted to give the team a chance to recharge their batteries and take some time to relax. Tony understands the importance of staff well-being and how stress can have a negative impact on the team.
In addition to the mini break to Spain, we are installing in a new break-out area for the team, so that they can have a comfortable space, to relax and socialise. Luckily this is something that the abs Group are old hands at, so we can be safe knowing that the quality and installation, will be first class.
It’s worth remembering that if you know what makes you stressed, it will help not only you but also those you trust to help you deal with it. This is particularly important in the workplace where stresses of workload and working relationships are common – it’s good to talk!
We’re asking employers and employees alike to start the conversation about stress in the workplace. We support National Stress Awareness Day, if our staff can share their thoughts and feelings when they are feeling stressed, yours can too!
It can make a huge difference sharing how you’re feeling with friends and colleagues. By sharing you could get some great advice and tips or find you can support others who need help.
After all, a problem shared, is a problem halved. Together, stress can be eradicated and the feeling of belonging in a team overtakes.
Do you have any plans for National Stress Awareness Day? Whether you do or you don’t, join in with the fun of creating awareness – as our tagline suggests, we build with you in mind, literally!
Change is only around the corner if you welcome it with open arms. The abs group also have the ability to change your business with shopfitting, office furniture, project management, commercial fit out, refurbishment, interior design and space planning. You can call us today on 01245 360060 to discuss your project today!
In relation to our National Stress Awareness Day, you can also contact mental health charities such as Mind if you would like to seek professional guidance into the tough time you may be currently experiencing.