10 Apps that Promote Positivity

promote-positivity-positive-apps10 Ways to Promote Positivity Through Apps

The universe is a place where communication flourishes. Whether it be a vine communicating with a trellis, bats chirping in the night, or your next social media post, we all have the gift of gab.

Social media, internet, and applications are some of the most prominent ways we share news and ideas. Take advantage of the growing world of social media and smartphone apps and create your own sphere of love and positivity. Here are 10 of the best positivity driven apps you can find:

1. Happify

Free

This app allows you to track the positivity in your life by following your goals and focusing on happy and positive aspects of life. It includes affirmations, goal setting, quizzes and mini games that center around positivity.

2. Gratitude Journal – The Life Changing App

$4.99

Keeping a gratitude journal has been proven to increase your positive thinking. This app lets you list what you are grateful for, as well as add photos, tag friends, or use the location service to pin where you are.

3. Calm

$9.99

Calm is one of the best meditation apps of 2016 and it’s free! Spending at least five minutes a day meditating allows you to take control of your life and focus on the now and the happy. There are many apps out there that help guide you through meditation in case Calm doesn’t work out. Some will have music or naturistic noises to help you focus. Others have a social aspect to connect with friends who have the app. This will allow you to encourage your friends to keep up with their meditation goals as well.

4. Mindful Moon App

$2.99

The Mindful Moon app knows that life can be stressful. Life is stressful. But if you need to escape the stress and let in the positive, the Mindful Moon app offers positive and empowering daily messages. The founder, Eric Brown, changed his life when he had an idea for an app about sharing positivity and now his idea is available at your fingertips and it’s all good.

5. Pozify

Free

This app focuses on positive news. It rewards you with points for sharing happy news stories on social media rather than upsetting ones. With those points, you could earn products or gift cards. But, the actual meaning of this app isn’t the rewards, but the fact that you are spreading positivity online.

6. Positive Thinking

Free

This app has an index of different motivational topics to help you increase your positive thinking and control your negative thoughts. The app offers inspirational quotes as well as how to achieve more in life.

7. YouTube

Free

YouTube is an excellent app to watch pretty much anything you want whenever you want. Search positive affirmations, positive thinking or anything that will uplift you and you’ll find dozens of YouTubers out there sharing a great message.

While apps can be expensive to develope, being a part of an app, like having a YouTube channel, is not. You can create your own YouTube channel in a snap to promote your very own version of positivity.  If you’re camera savvy and carry an enlightening message, you can grow your YouTube channel and start spreading the love.

8. Moodscope

Free one week trial

Moodscope is a desktop app. This apps tracks and analyzes your mood on a daily basis. The user answers a few questions to determine what mood they are in and the results are sent to a network of other peers who work as supporters. The feedback and support of other moodscope users help in boosting your mood. Moodscope offers a free week trial.

9. Realifex (Real Life Change)

Free with In-App Purchases

Realifex is a well-being app that provides you with your own portable life coach. This inclusive app tracks your mood, offers positive motivation and helps you manage stress. Real Life Change was designed by a top app development company to help users bring their inner self to light with real time data.

10. Smiling Mind

Free with In-App Purchases

The Smiling Mind app stems from a non-profit organization with a goal of providing positive thinking and mediation to all. The app particularly promotes mindfulness meditation and has a vast reach around the globe with over 1.5 million users. The app offers meditation techniques that will bring a smile to your mind wherever you are.

Final Thought

Technology is a convenient way to access programs that promote positivity. Focusing on the good is not only beneficial for your health and well-being but it’s also good for others around you. If an app is not mentioned and you think it should have made the list, please share in the comments below!

Do you know other apps that promote positivity? Add the app to this list by commenting below!

5 Unusual Ways How to Stay Positive Forever

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5 Unusual Ways How to Stay Positive Forever

Positivity is so important. It means less medical problems, a longer life and – most obviously but still most importantly – that you are happier. The thing is, how do you actually become more positive? That’s the 10,000 dollar question, isn’t it?

So that’s what we’re going to look into today. Five unusual ways for you to stay positive and keep the misery at bay.

1. Work on your mental resilience

The opposite of depression, according to Peter Kramer, isn’t happiness. It’s mental fortitude. So if you want to be able to stay positive, make sure that’s what you work on. How do you do that?

  • Sleep enough. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the happiest things that we can do. What’s more, when we get enough sleep we make certain that we’re far less likely to ruminate and will be far quicker to switch away from negative thought.
  • Eat well. Stay away from processed foods, sugars, and alcohol. Instead, aim at eating plenty of the omage-3, protein, as well as whole grains, beans, potatoes, vegetables and other minerals. Stock up on vitamins in the B C, D, and E range.
  • Exercice. I don’t really need to tell you that, do I?
  • Practice mindfulness. Really. Do. Mindfulness makes you better able to step away from negative emotions. So make sure you spend more time being aware of who you are and that you are not your thoughts and emotions.

2. Give

Did you know that giving makes the giver happier than the receiver? That’s right. So, become more generous with your time and your money and you’ll find your life becoming most positive – both because you are giving and because you are sure to feel valued.

Start with what I call ‘random acts of kindness ’. Help somebody in the grocery line. Give a big bill to a particularly good street musician (the arts need to get sponsored after all), help out at a school, a charity or a church. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do it. Make both yourself and the world more positive.

3. Realize positivity is internal

We often get so obsessed with the world outside of our heads that we forget that happiness and positivity are only a matter of how we perceive the world. So make more time to work on that perception.

That means, taking ‘you’ time where you shut out the outside world through such practices as yoga or meditation or gratitude writing. So do not worry if you cannot – it is what you get from it, not what you put on paper and focus on your mental landscape.

It also means learning that how the outside world affects your inner harmony is largely a matter of perception.

For example, if during a bank robbery you get shot in the shoulder you could see that as an example of bad luck (you got shot) or of good luck (you didn’t get killed). The former will make the experience negative.  The latter will make it positive. Which one you choose to accept as your perception of the events as they transpired will decide how you view that event.

4. Focus on experiences rather than things

Money on time spent on experience have more bang for their buck than the same money spent on things. So, don’t buy a new couch when you’ve got one that’s perfectly alright. Instead, go on a holiday with the family.

Sure, you might think that the holiday will mean the money is gone and the couch will stick around for a very long time indeed, but is that actually accurate? After all, a lot of our lives are lived through our memories and a good memory can be incredibly valuable, both in terms of how you see the world as well as your relationships with – for example – your family.

The good will and good memories that you create during experiences can last a long time, far beyond when you’ve gotten used to the new couch and no longer really pay attention to it.

5. Realize the difference between status and happiness

A lot of the time when we think we’re pursuing happiness – like when we try to get a better job, get that new car, or buy a bigger house – we’re actually pursuing status. Now, don’t misunderstand, status has its uses. People with high status can get a lot of things done and can get people to do a lot of things for them.

Still, they are not the same thing and it is important that you realize when you’re pursuing one or the other. How do you know? It’s quite easy. When the underlying motivation is to impress others and the main route to happiness is other people’s appraisal of you, then you’re pursuing status.

If on the other hand, it’s just about how you feel about yourself, then it’s a matter of happiness.

Being able to differentiate between these two will mean that you can choose when you’re going to pursue your own positivity and when you’re just trying to get a leg up on the people around you.

Why is this important? Because status is a zero sum game. That means that when you gain status, the people around you have to drop in the regard of others. And that makes sense, after all, we’re all competing for the same mental real estate.

Happiness, on the other hand, is not zero sum. When I’m happier, you don’t need to be less happy. We can both be happier together. So, in the long run focusing on making ourselves and those people around us happier rather than higher status will create far more positivity. And that has to be what it’s all about, doesn’t it?

Last words

Positivity is a state of mind. Sure, that might sound banal, but that doesn’t make it less true. For that reason, the best place to seek positivity is within yourself, rather than in the world around you. That doesn’t mean the world around you doesn’t matter, but it matters far less than you might realize.

That’s why some monks – who live a life of abstinence and self-denial – are far more positive than the average person in society will ever be. They’ve realized that it’s all about having the right outlook in life and rather than focusing on having more, they focus on feeling more.

If you can embrace that, then nobody will ever be able to take the positivity and happiness away from you again.

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Dante Munnis is a content manager and contributor on the Essay Republic, who is interested in self-development, web related topics, and success issues. He shares ideas for students living a better life and building habits that stick. You can get in touch with Dan via Twitter.

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Appreciate and Encourage – Positivity Begins Here

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Appreciate and Encourage – Positivity Begins Here

Have you ever thought why do you feel low about yourself? Why have you failed? Why haven’t you thought to be positive?

Answers are here and they are quite simple.

The main reason behind this is that there is nobody to appreciate and encourage you. Appreciation and Encouragement are two big motivators that you desperately need. If there was someone to appreciate and encourage you in the first place, you wouldn’t have been feeling pessimistic about yourself.

Now that you have had a retrospection about yourself and your thoughts, try to empathize for other people who are struggling and working hard for their goals. Follow these golden rules to move forward with your life.

  1. Empathize – Just try to see yourself in other people’s shoes. You know how you feel when someone discourages you. To empathize on someone is the first step to motivate someone.
  2. Appreciate – When you see people doing some great work and striving hard for their goals, appreciate. It might sound to be a simple word but its outcomes are phenomenal. When you appreciate people, they feel more confident and happy about their work and about themselves. They will be more assured that someone is complimenting them with a positive word.
  3. Encourage – Give a positive pat on people’s shoulders when you see good work. Tell them that you must do this work consistently with full interest. When you encourage them more, they will have the heart to do their work with optimism.
  4. Help – When you see people struggling, lend them your hand and offer a help. Genuine people will remember you always for your help. When you are in need, these people will help you in return. But never expect anything in return while helping people.

 These positive words have enormous power in them. Use them in your daily life and see the effects in the people surrounding you.

– Anoop (http://peopleandhearts.com )


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