Everyone has those days when you might feel more down in the dumps than usual. It’s pretty much impossible for everyone to be happy at all times of the day every single day of the week. Even though society might tell you that you have got to be happy at work, happy when with friends, and happy at home, this is not the reality for so many of us. And that’s completely normal! Being down in the dumps is a natural part of life and shouldn’t be anything that you are ashamed of.
And while your happiness isn’t going to just magically return to you when you are down, there are some ways that you can coax that happiness to come back into your life. And one of those ways is through technology! That’s right, there are plenty of apps out there on the market that you can download to lift up your mood and help bring that positive outlook back into your life. Keep reading down below to learn more about these apps and why they are so great.
The first app that we’re going to take a look at is Moodkit, which was developed by two clinical psychologists, so you know that this app is legitimate for working on your happiness. One of the best things about this app is its layout that allows you to log your happiness levels every day and keep track of your happiness via notes. You will be able to track your happiness throughout a certain time period to see if things are improving or getting worse. Based on that, this app also comes with plenty of mood-boosting activities that can help you feel more positive and get more positivity out of life. It only costs around $5, but you’re definitely going to get your money’s worth out of this app!
When you open this app, you will be asked to answer some questions for around 10 minutes. Then, once you have done that, you will be emailed or texted to respond about how happy you feel and what you’re doing at that moment in time. From that moment, you can tell the app how often you want it to text you to check in on your happiness levels. The really cool part of this app is that you will be able to determine exactly where you are when you are the happiest and where you are when you are the least happy. For example, if you respond more often that you are not happy at work, then this app will produce a report telling you that your happiness levels at work are much lower than they are when you are at home, working in a coffee shop, or at the yoga studio. From there, you can take the opportunity to change your lifestyle to fit where you actually find yourself to be most happy. How cool is that?
Happier is the next app that we’re talking about. And this app is more of a social media network of happiness than one in which you are tracking your own happiness. You will be able to write down one of the things during your day that made you the happiest. For example, you might have bought a new pair of shoes that made you really happy. Or you got a new promotion at work that you weren’t expecting. No matter what made you happy that day, you can share it on your other social media networks or with your connections on Happier.
It’s been said that happiness is pretty contagious, so maybe this app will show that to be true! Try it out and see for yourself.
This is another pretty scientific app that’s going to give you seriously accurate data about your happiness levels. If you’re someone who wants to get your happiness down to the most understandable level, then this app is one for you. You will start off by taking an assessment of 119 items that will first assess how happy or unhappy you are. Then, you will start making a happy to-do list and tracking what makes you happy over time. This app also comes with plenty of audio modules that will help you relax when you are stressing or calm you down when you are angry.
It is important to note that most of these apps will only track and analyze when you’re sad or happy. They can’t do “wonders” to make you happy, nor can anyone or anything else can; other than yourself. The key to happiness starts with you; only with YOU.
Doing some light physical exercise, practicing yoga and meditation helps a lot in blocking negative thoughts and emotions that keep you sad. Many people who have been unhappy for a long, gets addicted to drugs. It isn’t difficult to recover from addiction or unhappy-state-of-mind. You need to understand and that no one in this word is happy-all-the-time. Each single of us goes through that unhappy moment, negative thoughts and emotions every single day. It’s a fact and you’re NOT ALONE. If you keep holding those thoughts for long it will transform into depression. For example, if you hold a glass of water for a minute, you will feel nothing. But, what happens when you hold it for 5 minutes, 15 minutes, an hour, a day, a year continuously? So, LET GO!
“Give time to settle the dust down and clear the water so that you can drink it again.”
Nobody can help you become happy overnight. If you are feeling more down than usual, then it’s up to you to take the initiative to improve your mood and find a more positive outlook on life.