March 1, 2017
When you’re in charge of an entire company, a little bit of stress is the appropriate response. Entrepreneurs are often burdened by poor sleep, tense shoulders, and stress headaches on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are more than enough mobile apps out there designed to get the heart rate down and improve your daily life.
We asked five entrepreneurs which apps they use to make their day-to-day a little less stressful. Take a look at the list below and get your stress under control:
I like to use the Breathe app on my Apple Watch. Sometimes, a simple cure for stress is to simply breathe. Meditation has been proven to calm your mind, and this app helps you to do just that. It reminds me each day to stop, take a deep breath, close my eyes for a minute and relax. In addition to the series of breathing guides, it also gives you gentle taps to help you focus. Simple, but effective.
– Jordan Gurrieri of Orbit Path
Microsoft’s OneNote app has been a life-saver. No matter where I am, I can jot down a few thoughts, to-do lists, or scheduling details and they’re accessible to me everywhere. It’s great for peace of mind.
– Steven Buchwald of Buchwald & Associates
Search engine optimization is a stressful industry to work in, and it’s sometimes difficult hitting internal SEO objectives and deadlines while also maintaining a fun work environment. I pay for the premium version of Pandora and have it play in the office while we’re working. It helps lighten the mood, and when we need some comic relief, I put on an obscure station like traditional Chinese or the Christmas rap station.
– Chris Rodgers of Colorado SEO Pros
Meditation has been proven to increase productivity and reduce stress. I’ve been using Headspace for almost a year. Many of the guests we interview on the podcast I run use it too. I swear by it so much that I bought it for family members for the holidays. Being able to take 10 minutes to focus on myself is one thing I cannot give up. That time is sacred.
– Steven Picanza of Latin & Code
Running a business in New York City also means running around New York City. I wouldn’t be able to get around town without Gett. Not only can I book my rides in advance but they also have $10 flat rides all over Manhattan. Knowing I can make it to a meeting with time to spare definitely alleviates my stress.
– Steph Jill Cartin of Socialfly NY
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