National Stress Awareness Month

By April 14, 2022Uncategorized

There is no denying that the past two years have been stressful. In many ways it feels as though we are playing dodgeball and continue to take hit after hit without relief. Eventually, everyone reaches a breaking point and pressing pause to regroup is necessary. This month is National Stress Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to pay some attention to our mental health.

The American Psychological Association recently released its Stress in America survey, and it revealed some staggering data regarding America’s stress levels and how stress can negatively impact your life. The survey found 87% of people feel like there has been a constant stream of crisis without pause over the past two years. From the neverending global pandemic, to the war in Ukraine and the rising prices of, well, pretty much everything here at home. Life is a lot right now and it is impossible to not feel it in some capacity. 

BOCA takes stress seriously and we believe that while stress is sometimes an unavoidable part of work, it is important to do what we can to alleviate it when possible. One of the ways we attempt to do this is by holding our weekly happy hours during work hours! This is done purposely to ensure that we have time to disconnect from our day to day activities and connect with each other without adding more to our already full plates. 

So, how does one manage their day to day stressors at a micro level on top of the big issue stressors the entire world is facing? Below BOCAteers share their favorite ways to unwind and take a load off…

Lauren Brown
Content Specialist
Exercise is a huge mental release for me. Not only do I enjoy the physical benefits, but more than anything it allows me time and space that is just for me. I also love a good glass of wine at the end of the day! 

Kat Perry
Account Executive
Something as small as taking a deep breath, a sip of water, or doing a quick stretch can completely reset my mindset and lighten the load when things on my plate feel too heavy. Getting that mental refresh throughout the day makes everything much more manageable long-term.

Anthony Lam
Account Director
What better way to end a long day than to go on a walk with your family and pets, go to open gym to play sports such as Spikeball or volleyball or to even play some video games with friends.

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