Stress – the silent killer! This unfortunate health hazard is an inescapable part of life and work. that many of us struggle to manage. Thankfully, there’s a day just for it; this International Panic Day, our teambuilding event helped us dig deeper into our stress sources, and learn stress management tips…
It’s July, and the blissful December holidays are far behind us. We can’t remember the last time we sat down to watch our favourite TV show, or read a book, without the characters and events blurring into thoughts of work and what we must do the following day! Sound familiar? It’s not uncommon to take the stressof work home with you, polluting your personal life and making you feel like a frayed cord. International Panic Day is all about taking the time to acknowledge and deal with work-related stress. Marking the event, the SA Oil team was asked to bring their stress to the table – here’s how we discovered what triggered our panic buttons:
Every member of our team admitted to feeling stressed, sometimes overwhelmingly so. Stress, like any negative emotion, has lasting effects on our bodies and minds and can lead to the following ailments:
Our Panic Day team event helped all of us acknowledge the stressors we may not have been dealing with, and equipped us all with different methods of managing that stress – plus, it brought us together as a team, and gave us the opportunity to indulge in some treats which helped us assuage our stress….
Oftentimes the stress we feel at work is caused by a colleague or manager, unrealistic deadlines or a lack of support, to name a few examples. While it may feel difficult, addressing these issues is in everyone’s best interest – you will feel better, confronting the issue may give courage to other workers who feel the same, and your work performance will probably improve.
Did you know that you will spend approximately a third of your life at work? That’s why it’s important to have a healthy working environment, and a good relationship with your peers. We take team work seriously and look forward to more teambuilding activities like this one. Feel like joining in? Send us your CV!