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How Employers Can Effectively Reduce Employee Stress

This is an extremely challenging time for your business and your employees. With so much media coverage and buzz around COVID-19 we understand how easy it can be to feel overwhelmed. This is a completely normal response to a stressful situation, because we all need to be aware and alert so we can best take […]

Written By Bryan Smith

On April 27, 2020

Dedicated wellness expertise each step of the way.

This is an extremely challenging time for your business and your employees. With so much media coverage and buzz around COVID-19 we understand how easy it can be to feel overwhelmed. This is a completely normal response to a stressful situation, because we all need to be aware and alert so we can best take care of ourselves and each other. But if these feelings start to become unmanageable or are interfering with your day-to-day life, here are some tips that can help reduce employee stress.

Take a step back from the news cycle

Good news doesn’t sell. We live in a world of 24-hour news coverage but networks often choose to focus on the most shocking or alarming information instead of providing a balanced overview of the unfolding events. To reduce employee stress we recommend seeking information and facts from reputable health sources so you can take practical steps to protect yourself and loved ones.

Focus on getting the facts

When you’re looking for fact-based, expert guidance and advice, the best people to turn to are epidemiologists, virologists, and public health officials. We recommend that you regularly visit the following reputable sites for reliable facts, updates and information:

  1. World Health Organization 
  2. Centers for Disease Control 
  3. Cleveland Clinic 

Take care of your body and mind. 

A little bit of anxiety is good for helping us focus and act appropriately, but too much of it can have a negative effect on our minds and bodies. We recommend setting aside a little time for yourself every day to do things like stretching, breathing exercises or meditation. Below are some brands that are currently offering amazing discounts for reducing employee stress:

  1. Headspace
  2. Apptiv
  3. Nike Running club

Stay connected if you’re working remotely. 

Thankfully, we live in a digital world. If you’re working from home or need to self-isolate, you can stay connected to work, family and friends through email, social media, video conference and telephone.

Reach out and talk to others

Sometimes, just speaking with others about your fears and worries can be enough to ease your mind. Speaking with experts is always best, as they’ll give you calm, rational and unbiased facts that won’t stoke your fears or anxiety. 

Lean on the resources available to you in the LEON app

We’re here to support your health and reduce your employees’ stress during these uncertain times. There are many programs, tools and resources that can help you manage anxiety and stress and put your mind at ease. We hope you’ll lean on us for support.

Download the LEON app

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