Check this out, friendlies. It’s kind of a secret, so don’t tell anyone… Ok, not a secret at all. In fact, you should SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD!!!!
I’m an I’m Fit Possible Ambassador… and what up? I’m Fit Possible is teaming up with Happify for a Happify Campaign!
What is Happify? And what is a Happify Campaign? I’m so glad you asked.
Happify is a really fun app to help you develop your HAPPY! skills. I actually hate apps, so the fact that I like this one is not only a shocker to me, says a lot about this particular app.
Let me back up for a minute to clarify why I’m bringing up happiness. I went through a somewhat dark period of life. It wasn’t really even that dark, but for me I felt like I was in a hole for a while. I was full of anxiety, and it just kind of kept getting worse and worse. I went to my doc, and of course she tried to prescribe me meds, but what I really wanted was just someone to listen to me. With her advice, I found a therapist to talk about my anxiety and frankly, my therapist sucked. We were a terrible match for one another. I really just needed a friend, I think. Anyways… I stopped going to the therapist (I think I only went three times?). But the one thing I took away from our sessions, was that I needed to stop labeling things with negativity. I hate getting sick, any kind of sick, but I used to describe it as “terrible” or “horrible” or “the worst time of my life.”
She taught me to systematically change my thinking. Instead of labeling something unpleasant as “terrible” or “horrible,” I should eliminate the negative talk. Now when I get a cold or something else, I don’t think those things, because I know the cold will go away and I know I will get better. There are many other things in this world that are worthy of the “terrible” or “horrible” or “worst thing EVER” label. Being in bed for a few days with a virus is not one of them.
I had a similar conversation with my BRF this morning on our 3-miler. We were talking about body image and how insane it is that we criticize ourselves so much that we beat ourselves down. I used to look in the mirror and nitpick every inch of my body. Just ask my husband! But through the same technique of replacing the negative labeling with positive, I now look at my body and accept my flaws and enjoy my strength. I see a strong, capable body, worthy of praise and happiness.
Not one single person on this planet is “perfect.” What is perfect anyway? Anyone? No? I didn’t think so. Because there is no “perfect.” We are all unique, amazing, beautiful individuals, and we should celebrate it each and every day. If you’re a runner, be proud of your amazing legs. If you’re a swimmer, enjoy your strong arms and core. If you’re a mama, sport your mama pouch proudly!
Life is too short to spend on negativity. Live in the here and now, and be happy, proud, strong, and positive.
And this, my friends, is where Happify comes in. Happify is an app with games and activities to help encourage positive behavior and overall life satisfaction. It’s a FREE app. Your games and activities are based on the personal goals and track you choose. The activities can take a brief moment to complete, or they can take longer. It’s all about you.
Just one of many tracks to choose from!
The Happify app is full of “activities and games that are based on a decade’s worth of cutting-edge research by psychologists and neuroscientists from leading academic institutions around the world.” They are “designed to train your brain and help you build skills for lasting happiness—delivering effective and measurable results.”
It may seem silly, but I swear, it works. I’m in the parenting track now, and I’m really enjoying it. There are lots of tracks to choose from based on your personal preferences.
So here’s our challenge: Give Happify a try. If you don’t love it after completing one track, then stop. But if you DO love it, keep going. Did I mention Happify is FREE? You can use it at the airport, during naptime, or before a big meeting. I challenge you to try it out and see what happens. You even get access to Happify Daily, with awesome words of wisdom like this:
Ready to accept the Happify Challenge? Click here to get started.
How do you stay HAPPY?
Will you complete the Happify Challenge?
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