Smartphone Games Better At Easing Work Stress Than Mindfulness Apps
Aug 5, 2019 @ 3:06pm
Next time you’re feeling a little overwhelmed on the job, grab your phone for some downtime crushing candy. Turns out, it’s a really good way of taking off the pressure.
In a new study out of the University College London and the University of Bath, researchers found that smartphone games were more effective than other methods like fidget spinners and mindfulness apps at relieving workplace stress.
Publishing their results in the JMIR Mental Healthjournal, those who interacted with the game reported feeling more energized and less tired afterward than those in the other groups. “During the activity, I forgot about work,” was a frequent refrain from those who played the game on the phone.