The main goal of this blog is to make the readers feel a little more positive by posting some inspiration contents. But ever imagined an app on our mobile to delight ourselves and brighten our day? I searched on internet and the following apps are suggested that can bring positive vibes to our everyday life. Just download one of them, start using it and comment whether it works for you.
This app can help you think positively as it helps you set goals in different “tracks” of your life. Each track has its own little quizzes, games and activities. These activities are often as simple as asking you to list things you are grateful for or noticing positive words in a game and avoiding negative ones.
Pozify rewards you for being a positive person. It encourages you to spread positive messages. The app rewards people for creating and spreading valuable content on the web. The points you get for spreading positive content can be used to trade in for gift cards or cool products.
3. Positive Thinking
The key for changing your life is the power of positive thinking. The “Positive Thinking” app has an index of different motivational topics including steps to develop positive thinking, methods to eliminate negative emotions, methods to attract wealth, tips to develop a positive attitude and emotional quotes.
4. Live Happy
The “Live Happy” app tries to make your life a little happier. This app is filled with different activities for you to evaluate your goals, keep track of happy days, maintain a gratitude journal and remember random acts of kindness.
5. Gratitude Journal
The process of writing down what you are grateful for every day can have a positive impact on your life and on your outlook on the future. The “Gratitude Journal” app prompts you to write down 5 things you are grateful for every day. You can even add photos to your lists as well. The app makes it easy for you to rate your feelings and add notes so you can continue to incorporate this positive thinking approach to your everyday life.
We live in a fast paced world, and it is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with the tempo of things. With the advent of more sophisticated technology and software, our lives are even more chaotic and disrupted. If we don’t check up on social media in two hours, we start to feel jittery.
We put on the news, even when we don’t want to, so that we don’t miss out on important happenings around the world. We are besieged by emails and text messages that add no value to our lives, yet we feel compelled to open each and every one of them.
The hours in a day are still 24 hours, same as it was from time immemorial, but it does seem to be getting shorter, because there is so much to do (most of it irrelevant) and not quite enough time to do them all. But we live only once, and we get no other chance to redo what we have done wrong. This is the time to take back our lives, this is the time to reclaim what modern times, technology and our anxiety has taken from us. This is the time to take full control.
The article “50 ways to live life on your own terms” originally published on Medium, is an extensive and well researched article written by Benjamin P. Hardy, a PhD candidate in Motivation Psychology.
Benjamin has explained 50 ways on how we can take back control of our lives. Below summarizes some of the key points on personal improvement and improving relationships.
- Stop consuming the news: Media outlets have a goal to appeal to your fears by inflating extreme cases. This way, they retain their viewership. Ditch the news and get high quality news curated from sources like Google News.
- Do something terrifying: Do something every day that terrifies you. Confront your fear and make that call, ask that question, pitch that idea, or post that video.
- Work on your bucket list: Design your life around your ambitions rather than design your ambitions around your life. Make a list of the things you absolutely must do before you die, and then start working on doing them.
- Declutter: Remove all non-essentials from your life. We hardly use most of the possessions we own, and these suck energy from our lives. Also, they are dormant value waiting to be exchanged for dollars.
- Don’t obsess: Stop obsessing about the outcome. Instead, have an expectation in your own ability. This serves as a better predictor of high performance than expectations about a specific outcome. Expect optimal performance from yourself and let the consequence follow.
- Don’t check social media immediately: Wait at least 60-90 minutes after you wake up before checking your email and social media. If you check immediately, this puts you in a reactive state for the remainder of the day. Instead of responding to other people’s agendas, you’d rather live life on your own terms.
- Track an improvable habit: Track at least one habit/behavior you’re trying to improve because research has repeatedly found that when behavior is tracked and evaluated, it improves drastically. You can also make tracking creative. Do what works for you. Use a method you will actually do. But start tracking.
- Reduce the to do list: Have no more than 3 items on your to-do list each day. When you shift your life from day-to-day reactivity to one of creation and purpose, your goals become a lot bigger. Consequently, your priority list becomes smaller. Instead of doing a million things poorly, the goal becomes to do a few things incredibly well.
- Marry for love: Find yourself a spouse who complements and supports you and makes you better. Remember that being married gives you a higher purpose for being productive. And also remember you don’t marry to make yourself happy, but to make someone else happy.
- Learn to say “No”: You must say no to people, obligations, requests, and opportunities you’re not interested in from now on. Know what you want and you’ll have the courage and foresight to pass up opportunities that are distractors from your vision.
- Be spontaneously generous with a stranger: Be spontaneous. When you get the wild thought of buying the person’s food in the car behind you, just do it. Don’t think about it. If you’re driving down the road and see someone with car trouble off to the side, just do it. Don’t think about it. When you want to say “I love you,” to a loved one, just do it. Don’t think about it.
- Befriend your parents: Become good friends with your parents. Although you won’t always see things the same way your parents do, love them and respect their viewpoints. If your parents are still around, rekindle those ties or increase the flame. You’ll find enormous joy in those relationships.
- Eat with the family: Eat at least one meal with your family per day because eating together creates a sense of community like nothing else.
Socrates is one of the most eminent Greek philosophers, credited as one of the actual founders of the Western philosophy. His works, ideas, and worldviews are generally known through the accounts of his students Plato and Xenophon. Here are 20 out of his most important quotes that we need to read.
- Understanding a question is half an answer.
- True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
- Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
- By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
- He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
- If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
- Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
- Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
- To find yourself, think for yourself.
- Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
- The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- The unexamined life is not worth living.
- There is only one good – knowledge, and one evil – ignorance.
- I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.
- Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Let him who would move the world first move himself.
- The mind is everything; what you think you become.
- The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
- The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
- He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.