In the age of technology and trendy apps, Loop believes in any and every tool that will make our work environment and lifestyle positive, as well as productive. Just as individuals find using Facebook or Instagram will help them keep in touch with others, socialize, and create a positive space where you can express yourself — similarly these three apps will help produce more efficiency because it will reduce stress for an individual. “Loop believes in promoting healthy mindsets, we understand that stress is a part of every busy individual, but managing that stress is key because once you master that, you will induce a productive lifestyle in your personal and professional life,” says Managing Director of Loop. It is reported that “The American Institute of Stress estimates job stress costs $300 billion annually due to absenteeism, turnover, decreased productivity and other costs.” So the question arises that ‘what can we do’ to help workers and leaders reduce stress and start seeing positivity in your professional environment? Loop has gathered and wants to share 3 Apps that will help!
- “Happiness depends upon ourselves,” said Aristotle. Happify helps develop the skills to deal with stress. This app helps users play small games and participate in activities to turn negative feelings into positive ones. Happify says, “Our engaging activities and games can be used anytime, anywhere—on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Small slices of time can make big-time changes.” Stats show that 86% of users of Happify get happier in 2 months! “With merely some activities a week, app users understand the core of their negativity, and this helps narrow down how they can better themselves. In doing so, this produces positivity and a better attitude at the office/work,” says Loop.
- Focus@will is an app known to increase productivity by music and sound while tuning out distractions. This allows individuals to get a sense of productivity because they can measure this aspect. Focus@will is a great tool to have when you’re working through a stressful moment, listening to optimized music and blurring out the background would help work productivity increase tremendously. Focus@will says, “We see a greater than 200-400% increase in focus time with focus@will, based on a survey of 22,000 of our most active users.”
- Breath2Relax is another app that helps with breathing techniques. Even using this app for about 2-5 mins will help reduce stress because it teaches you to relax/breathe. It documents stress management skills and includes detailed information on the effects of stress your body has to endure. Loop knows and promotes this kind of technique when workers have time, because even breathing or meditation for 2-5 mins a day can help reduce a load of stress while promoting a positive mindset.