Top Tech Tips for Managing Stress Levels

Unfortunately, even if you love your job, you can still become stressed because of it. There are many ways to minimize stress at work, fortunately. We spoke with TechQuarters, one of the top IT support companies in London. They said that there are many good technology-based solutions for managing stress levels – they recommended a number of apps that serve various purposes to keep you relaxed and mentally healthy.

 

Calm

This subscription-based application is a great entry into the practice of meditation, and offers a positive way to wind down at the end of your workday. It has a large catalogue of meditation courses – both guided and unguided, and ranging from 3 to 30 minutes long. Each course covers a different topic – whether you want a meditation to aid your sleep, or boost your self-esteem, you’ll be able to find a meditation that’s right for you.

 

Sleep Cycle

Managing stress at work is much easier when you are well rested – in fact, it may be the root of your stress. This is why Sleep Cycle is such a valuable app to have. In today’s world, where we are immersed in technology, it is unsurprising that many people struggle with their sleep. Sleep Cycle tracks and monitors your sleep patterns using sound analysis, and can offer sleep statistics that can help you understand your sleep better.

Sleep Cycle has lots of useful features. It includes a notes function, so you can record information relevant to your sleep, such as when you ate, how much coffee you drank, etc. Features like weather tracking can help you understand how weather affects your sleep.

Perhaps best of all, Sleep Cycle can identify and track your light sleep phases – these phases are the ideal time to wake up, because you will feel less tired when you wake up during light sleep. This function can help you manage the ideal time to set alarms, based on when you want to be up by, and when is ideal for you to be woken up. 

 

Awareness

TechQuarters provide business IT support London companies have been using for over a decade, and in that time, they’ve learned the value of taking breaks throughout the day. Contrary to what many believe, taking lots of short breaks can actually boost productivity, because it keeps you relaxed and refreshed throughout the day.

The Awareness app is a great tool to use during your work day – as it provides unintrusive reminders to take a break. It is available on macOS and Windows, and it lets you choose how long your breaks are, and how long your work intervals are between breaks. When your break time arrives, it will alert you with the calming sound of a Tibetan singing bowl.

You can choose to start the app as soon as you login in the morning. This app is great, because it is subtle, so throughout the day you’ll be gently reminded to take a break, stand up, stretch, and relax.

 

Eye Care 20 20 20

One of the things TechQuarters advises as part of their IT support services is being aware of the effect screens have on our eyes. A big source of stress at work can originate with your eye health. Staring at a screen for 8 hours a day can increase strain in your eyes, and even dry them out. The 20-20-20 rule for preventing eye strain is simple: Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to look at something 20 feet away. Giving your eyes that change in focus is a great way to exercise the muscles in your eyes in a healthy way.

The Eye Care 20 20 20 app makes this practice easy. Simply open the app and click start at the beginning of your work day, and you will get reminders from the app every 20 minutes. Breaks are important for reducing stress at work, and your eye health is doubly important.

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