Happy Today Girlfriend! This year we’re looking at Happiness as a goal for our selves and in ways we can contribute to our friends’ happiness. Our ‘happiness journey’ has lead us to … Is there a technological path to happiness?
“Some Pursue Happiness – Others Create It.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As long ago as the 1960’s there were theories developed that logically tied the pathways to happiness to the operation of a computer. Dr. Maxwell Maltz for one, considered the brain a computer, personal thoughts and beliefs as sources of input, and human expressions and actions as outputs. If that expression and output is recognized as happiness, it would follow that the inputs we control – our thoughts and beliefs – can be directed to create our happiness.
If only it were so easy.
What began as Psycho-Cybernetics has traveled leaps and bounds since the early days of the tech era. Now there are a multitude of readily available technology-based happiness apps literally at your fingertips. Here is a short-list of Happy-apps to consider:
Happify – Train your brain! Happify was developed with the help of scientists to boost your happiness and feel better about your life. Through a set of research-based activities that you personalize, you can form life-changing happiness habits and build your five basic happiness skills: Savor, Thank, Aspire, Give and Empathize. The app is FREE.
Happier – Discover, create and share the small moments of gratitude in your daily life. With this on-the-go gratitude journal, you’ll find yourself routinely saying “I’m happier now because…” Bite-sized, expert-led courses will help your find new ways to experience the joy, calm, and satisfaction and comes with happiness. The app is FREE!
Moodkit – CNET says “It’s like having your own portable psychologist…” It’s designed to improve both your mood and your overall well-being. It features integrated tools that will increase your optimism, enhance your mood and give you a greater sense of control over your life and happiness. The app is $4.99.
Simply Being – Let the voice-guides Simply Being app guide you through a 5-20 minute meditation session. Enjoy deep relaxation, stress relief and all the benefits of deep meditation from the start. A variety of music and nature sounds will keep you on a pathway to peaceful happiness. This app is $0.99.
Track Your Happiness – A featured #1 app on the app store, you can track four happiness items and discover what makes you healthy and happy. You can track your happiness and express your gratitude, stay in touch with friends and see your progress. Graphs by the day, week and month help your visualize your journey to happiness. The app is $0.99.
That should be plenty to get you started on taking your first steps on the digital highway to happiness girlfriends. And there are plenty more where those came from, which is any gadget you’ve got that you can access apps with.
Get online girlfriend, and put the power of the internet to work on creating your happiness! And why not share what app you’re going to use with a friend so you can share your happiness progress?!
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