Yes, you read that title right (although work deadlines and lack of time don’t seem like much of a gift). When we think of stress, we think of sleepless nights, anxious days, and all-around negativity. The video Stress is a Gift explains that not all stress is harmful, and some can actually be beneficial to our mental and physical health.
Short but highly impactful, Stress is a Gift completely changes the way people think about “stress”. Viewers are taken inside the Biosphere project, a glass-walled dome in the Arizona desert where scientists monitored dozens of varieties of plants and animals. They discovered that without the stress of occasional winds, sturdy Acacia trees failed to develop the specialized bark necessary to grow strong.
From this example, it becomes clear that stress can strengthen our tolerance for potentially negative situations and actually serve to balance us. Viewers are reminded that too much stress over a prolonged period of time can be harmful, but are left with an understanding of how stress can serve a useful purpose in their everyday lives.
This video is an excellent meeting opener and will spark lively discussion. Help your organization feel more balanced in the face of pressure with this thought-provoking training video.