Stress runs rampant in the startup world. It seems like 8 million tasks need to get done at once, and you barely have enough time for a handful of them. What’s even more challenging is when your entire team feels stressed and begins feeding off of all the negativity floating around in the office.
Luckily, we live in a world where we can simply download an app and suddenly we are transported into relaxed bliss. Here are some stress-minimizing apps that are super beneficial for every member of a startup’s team.
We all love the feeling of being super productive. However, there is generally a price tag with being hyper productive—lots of added stress. Give Focus@Will a try. The app allows you to achieve a “deep” level of concentration and focus while working. Basically, the app uses scientifically optimized music to help clear your mind and minimize distractions.
We are told time and time again to take breaks. Not only do you benefit from a 5 to 10 minute stress-free break but so does you work in the long run. But who really remembers to take breaks when you feel like your mind is racing a million miles a minute? Download FocusWatch. It reminds you, on a regular basis, to take breaks and unwind for a few minutes. It’s a quick vacation in your day to recharge and rejuvenate.
Sometimes all we need is someone to walk us through a few deep breaths and tell us some inspiring words. Why not give Simple Habit a try? Basically, Simple Habit is a 5-minute mediation app that can be accessed whenever. It helps you relax and unwind at the touch of a button, while peacefully realigning your mind to accomplish all the “to-do’s” on your work list.
Ultimately stress is inevitable, but if you let some of these apps walk you through some easy ways to relax, you’ll be better prepared to handle your day. What other apps do you use to relax throughout the workday? Tweet @StarterNoise.
Derek Rundell, is a successful business leader, operator, and serial entrepreneur. Derek has founded, managed and sold businesses in the technology, media and finance industries. He sits on several boards and serves as an advisor/investor to numerous established businesses and startups. Startups are Derek’s real passion, and in addition to building his own portfolio of technology, media and financial ventures, he invests in and mentors startups and entrepreneurs. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping other businesses succeed.