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5 Apps to Boost Your Positivity

In modern society, technology can drain our happiness unless we are conscious of our media consumption and aware of how we use it. But instead of begrudging our societal addiction to social media, app developers are creating positivity programs designed specifically to help retrain our brain to think positively and help create more positive habitual associations even in our subconscious mind.

There’s a lot of science behind the study of affirmations and neurolinguistic programming which means that reading or writing a positive affirmation daily will help shift your brain patterns.

At first, it may seem like it would be hard to learn to be positive through something so seemingly impersonal as an app but remember, every app was once an idea in a person’s head who thought it would fill a need.

Here are our top recommendations for apps to boost your positive vibes and you may find some in this list that would appeal to your friends so don’t forget to send it to them!

5 Apps that Will Boost Your Productivity

1. ThinkUp

Voted by Healthline as the best app of 2020, ThinkUp is a heavy hitter in the world of positivity apps (which, yes, is a thing).

People are finding that they can learn to be positive and heal their lives from the convenience of their handheld devices. We no longer have to go to the library and check out books. Nope, just download this free app, start thinking positively, and watch how your life changes.

You get to build a self-improvement program that will help your self-esteem, your health, and even your pocket. These affirmations are curated to help you find what you need and tailored for the area you’d like to bolster in your mind. Once we get in the habit of thinking positively, we can start to see new possibilities in life.

As a bonus, they’ll remind you to read your affirmations daily.

2. Happify

Helping you to “overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life’s challenges,” Happify is all the rage – and it’s not just because of the catchy name.

Winning with their 4.5-star rating, this app is one of the more science-based styles of positivity programs. This app is based on the studies of positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy and they say “86% of people who use Happify regularly report feeling better about their lives in two months!”

You may be thinking two months feels like a long time, but it takes about a month of doing something daily for it to become a habit.

If you feel like you’re in the grip of a toxic emotional environment because of negative thinking, the app will help free you. Some of us don’t even realize the depth of our negative thinking because so much of it is subconscious. This tool can be your golden ticket to happiness.

3. Shine

Voted the best app of 2018 and 2020 by Apple, Shine is your ultimate app for self-care. One in three of its users even renown it as “life-changing!”

Even at its free level, you will find a daily meditation, daily article, and a gratitude log. But at its premium level, you’ll find a library of over 1000 meditations, even personalized to your needs, as well as mood tracking, a digital community of users, and one-on-one support. These daily self-care skills will help improve your mood and calm your anxiety.

If there is a specific emotion or area of your mind you’re working on such as goal setting or being productive, you can join seven-day audio challenges to focus on these areas and retrain your brain to put positive energy into these parts of your own consciousness.

This is an incredible way technology joins great minds so we can all improve together!

4. Remente

Remente is one we love, and also the Apple editor’s choice for 2019 and 2020. It can help you keep a journal, set goals to improve yourself, and has lots of articles to help you handle stress, worry, and anxiety.

With a focus on developing healthy habits to improve every aspect of your life, it is also beautifully designed and allows you to track your mental health from day to day. It really acts as a one-stop-shop for your wellness needs. We love the creativity that went into making this app and think it has a lot to offer.

5. Motivate

This app boasts a 4.8-star rating with almost 5,000 user ratings so they must be pretty darn good, eh?

Every day on Motivate, curators pick five inspirational, moving, or touching videos that will allow you to accomplish anything you choose. They also work with inspiring speakers and feature one original speech daily. The entire library of motivational videos and music is accessible for whatever mood you’re in.

Even getting more creative is possible with an app like this. If you want to focus on success, get inspired to grow in specific areas of your life, this unique app will help you choose your category and get you thinking positively about it through the use of images and music.

It really is revolutionary.

Harness the Power of Technology for Good

With the world at our fingertips, it’s easy to go down a rabbit hole of jealousy, negativity, and the consumption of bad news. But it’s important to remember that we have the choice over what content we consume. Instead of browsing social media for hours on end, download one (or more!) of these apps to add a good dose of positivity to your day.

Creating or reading positive affirmations, setting goals, or learning to meditate are all excellent habits you can create with technology. And you’ll notice the effect right away.

How will your life be improved by a boost of positivity?

Related article: Best Apps to Help You Create New Habits

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry

Trusting her intuition has brought Shannon a wealth of gifts and she brings this wisdom to Daily Life … daily! Instead of following the "norms" of career development, Shannon followed her gut. It's led her to some extraordinary places and experiences as a healer, clairvoyant, metaphysical teacher and Kundalini yoga instructor.... Read More

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