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Employee & Workplace Stress Inforgraphic

Employee Stress Infographic

10 SCARY Statistics About STRESS and What To Do About It

Stress can not only interfere with productivity at work, it can also adversely affect your employees’ health. Employers that are looking to prevent or relieve workplace stress can find 10 effective ways here. Some might be familiar, but it is important to remember that even slight changes can produce big results. So don’t forget to encourage employees to take lunch breaks or consider keeping a stress reliever on their desk.

  1. 76% of workers cited that WORK was the leading cause of their stress.
  2. $300 Billion a year is the annual cost to employers in stress related health care and missed work.
  3. Workers who are UNHAPPY are 10% less productive than those who are.
  4. 54% stated that stress has caused them TO FIGHT with the people close to them.
  5. 77% regularly experience PHYSICAL symptoms caused by stress.
  6. 73% regularly experienced PSCYHOLOGICAL symptoms caused by stress.
  7. 48% reported LOSS OF SLEEP due to stress.
  8. 33% feel like they are living with EXTREME STRESS.
  9. 87% of workers worldwide "ARE EMOTIONALLY DISCONNECTED from their workplaces and less likely to be productive".
  10. 60% of workers say they are SO UNHAPPY with their current jobs that they want to quit.
  11. What can YOU do about it?

    There are several ways employers can reduce stress levels at work, improve employee job satisfaction and boost productivity. Taking the time to compliment a staff member on an outstanding performance is one easy way bosses can relieve stress and show appreciation at the same time. Some other ways businesses can help their personnel live healthier, stress free lives include:

    • Use a Stress Ball
    • Compliment Someone
    • Eat Away from the Desk
    • Volunteer
    • Go Outside During Your Break
    • Say Good Morning
    • Focus with Sound
    • Smile at a Colleague
    • Come to Work Well Rested
    • Meditate
    • Eat a Healthy Breakfast
    • Mentor a New Employee


    Stress is one of the scariest things about our work. Stress at work causes major damage to your health and will lead to burnout. It's important to stay mindful of all of this, and do everything in your power to stay stress free. Successories products encourage positive behavior change, and help you build better habits through daily activities.

    5 Powerful Stress Relievers At The Workplace

    Stress can kill, and in today’s hectic world, the workplace can be one of the biggest stressors in most people’s lives. Finding ways of dealing with the day’s stress will not only make you more productive, it’ll also make you feel better and improve your outlook on life in general. Here are a few simple strategies you can start using today that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to tackle whatever the day throws your way.

    1. Get Up An Move!

    A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that a fifteen-minute walk in the woods every day can reduce your cortisol levels (cortisol being the stress hormone) by as much as 50%! If you don’t work near woods or any type of natural setting, not to worry. The same researchers found that a fifteen-minute walk in an urban setting will still give you a 25% cortisol reduction, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

    This one is as simple as getting up from your desk and taking a short walk once a day to clear your head. Try it and see for yourself just how effective it can be!

    Practice Your Breathing

    As an adult, if there’s one thing you probably figure you’ve mastered by now, it’s breathing. The truth is though, that most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their breathing, and there’s value in doing so.

    Take a few minutes out of each day to just relax and focus on your breathing. Close your eyes and draw in a deep breath, hold it for a slow five count, then exhale slowly and repeat. Spend just five minutes a day focused on the simple act of breathing and you’ll find yourself more relaxed and clear-headed, and ready for whatever else the day may hold.

    Music To Soothe The Savage Beast

    Few things can transport us in quite the same way that music can. To use this one, just carve out the last ten or fifteen minutes of your lunch break each day, put your ear buds in, and queue up some of your favorite music.

    Just close your eyes and let the music wash over you. It doesn’t really matter what you listen to, as long as it’s something you enjoy. Lose yourself in it for a few minutes every day, and you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.


    This is a simple meditative technique. It involves you picturing yourself in a relaxing setting. Perhaps in a hammock at some cozy beach side bungalow with a cold, refreshing drink close at hand. Again, the particulars don’t matter, as long as you select something you find soothing and enjoyable.

    Picture it vividly in your mind’s eye and imagine yourself there. Doing so will re-center your mind and prepare you for the next part of your day.

    Stress Balls!

    Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. We’ve got a wide range of stress relievers available from simple stress balls (in a variety of fun shapes) and engaging puzzles. Just spend a few minutes browsing our extensive collection and you’re sure to find something that’s just perfect for you!

    Stress can lead to workplace burnout, and health problems. It is important to remember this, and strive to keep work a stress free environment that is pleasant to be in. Successories also encourages building positive behaviors in the workplace, and they have the tools businesses need to help themselves and their employees succeed. Ignoring stress at work will only lead to problems, while finding effective ways to deal with will make a difference in moral and productivity. Mix and match any of the strategies above, and you’ll be well on your way to bringing your stress down from the stratosphere and to more manageable levels.

Customer Favorite Stress Relievers

Updated Monday 10-14-2019
Attitude Is Everything Mood Dude
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Attitude Is Everything Mood Dude

Mood Dude is part of our team!
Gave these mood dudes to my remote based, traveling team as we begin a year full of change and adventure. Each person decided to name their own dude. Now they are sharing travel pics of the places the mood dude shows up! Great way to keep us contacted, stay positive and collaborate as a team!

Leadership Wolves Stress Reliever
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Leadership Wolves Stress Reliever

Leaders can be small but Howl very loud!
Also sent this to my neice who is a 3 sport athlete entering High School.
She has great athletic talent and loves our (Real Rescued Husky) so she loves the gift and placed it in a prominent place on her desk and sent a picture along with the Excellence Eagle motivational plaque.
She is shy but has all the qualities of a great team leader, teamwork, skill & unselfish.
This is a great little reminder to strive to lead!

Thanks for Being Awesome Stress Reliever
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Thanks for Being Awesome Stress Reliever

Just like the picture
Just like the picture

Thanks for All You Do! Mood Dude
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Thanks for All You Do! Mood Dude

Should've Bought More
They arrived quickly and the packaging was OK. People thought they were cute, they fit in my little crafted boxes, and I was OK with the price. I should have ordered more. I wanted to give more than I ordered.

Making A Difference Eye Poppin' Pal Stress Reliever
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Making A Difference Eye Poppin' Pal Stress Reliever

These are funny to give away as prizes

Thanks for All You Do Thumbs Up Poppin' Pal Stress Reliever
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Thanks for All You Do Thumbs Up Poppin' Pal Stress Reliever

excellent boost of morale
I wanted to do something unique for my co-workers who all work hard and deal with stress daily. We are all in emergency services and have a extreme stressful job. I'm proud to be part of this dedicated group of 911 operators and I applaud this company on their unique and special gifts.