The Impact of Stress
Stress is an Epidemic
Globally, 86% of the population experiences stress. What's worse is that stress levels have been on the rise for nearly 75% of all adults on the planet. Stress has not spared the workplace either - 80% employees report feeling stressed.
Stress and the Body
Common physical/bodily symptoms of stress include aches and pains, hypertension, stomach problems, skin irritated, and lowered overall immunity.
Stress and Emotions
People who are stressed struggle emotionally - they may often feel moody, anxious, irritable, cynical, and frustrated. They may also panic easily.
Stress and the Mind
Stress can lead to forgetfulness, indecision, poor judgement and lack of focus. People may also experience self-doubt when stress levels get high.
Stress and Behaviour
Stress can make people isolate themselves from others. Unhealthy sleeping or eating patterns, along with substance use are commonly seen as well.
What Causes Stress?
When people are faced with very challenging, demanding or traumatic situations, stress is likely to occur. Stress can also be experienced when a not-so-demanding situation persists for a long period of time.
Some individuals have a genetic predisposition to feel stressed easily. Others may get stressed because they lack resources to address challenges. Finally, negative thought patterns can often lead one to view situations as stressful.
Strategies for Managing Stress
Learning to effectively express one’s feelings, making requests, saying “no” and standing up for oneself can help individuals reduce stress levels.
Being active can help build physical and mental strength. Regular exercise can boost focus, promote better sleep, and also improve one's mood.
Training individuals to identify negative thoughts and to replace them with more positive ones can reduce the perception of stress in the first place.
Mindfulness can help individuals respond to situations in a healthier manner. It can also empower individuals to accept unchangeable situations.
How InnerHour Can Help
The stress programme in our app equips individuals with a step-by-step guide to overcome stress and live a productive life.
A personalised plan is created for each person based on their current stress levels identified through an assessment.
A new activity each day helps individuals learn stress-busting skills such as time management, problem solving, assertiveness, and mindfulness.
We empower users to set and track goals to form healthy lifestyle habits (such as sleeping better) that help beat stress.
Individuals can also learn more about their stress through a stream of regularly updated content on the app.
What our users say
It's a very good app and helps me relieve stress. I feel more calm and focussed after using this app.A Jayasty
I'm really satisfied. A good app which is a stress buster and a reliever.A Google User
Very helpful! Helps alleviate stress, become more calm,and zen. I love itJulia DeCoursey
Best help for stress and depression. Felt better in one day :)Cheyenne Lawson
Had severe stress. Not sleeping for months. N tried this on whim. I got annoyed at first but oh my god did the pmr exercise helped me. I actually relaxed n fell aeeo. Works. Looking forward to keep using thisShadowayeLeFay
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good for youngsters leading stressful life .A Google User
love this app it helps me stay organized and and live more free of stress and to enjoy my life 😁Jaina T
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