Happify yourself!

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I attended Listen To Your Mother DC yesterday and it was another incredible show. At the after-party, I met up with several cast members from last year’s show, as well as had the opportunity to meet some of this year’s lineup. It was really fun to get to know such intricate, intelligent writers. The stories from the show were so moving, funny, and touching, it was an honor to be in the audience listening {and drying an eye from time to time}. As we chatted over a carafe of yummy sangria, the conversation turned to blogging and I ironically found myself mentioning how I don’t really enjoy reading blog posts when the writer is reviewing a product.

And here I am writing my own. Funny how things come around, right?

I like to think this is a little different though, in that I wasn’t provided a bunch of free loot in exchange for writing a review on my blog. I wasn’t given anything, in fact, except this cute little button to add to my blog. I simply happen to enjoy this site and wanted to share it with my readers. I believe it has an especially positive impact on folks like me who live with some form of depression {or have struggled with it in the past}, because they may experience psychological benefits from participating and learning the science behind what creates our happiness.

{I am not a doctor, by any means. I have though, read about the positive adjustments we can make to our moods by learning and then doing the activities that make us happy. I very much believe in the science of happiness, and therefore, I believe in Happify. Please, read on to find out why.}

Several months ago I was contacted by one of the Co-Founders of Happify via Twitter and was asked whether I’d like to join on as a Pioneer. Happify is a NYC-based company with a vision of bringing the science of happiness to mass market in an entirely new kind of way. They created an exciting new social network product which uses media, interactive activities and games, as well as social connections and comment features which allow users to form daily happiness habits while at the same time “meeting” other like-minded happiness seekers. I was curious. My issue was with the number of social networks which I was already using: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vine, and Instagram. I can barely keep up with them all as it is, and wasn’t sure I wanted to add another one into the mix.

But who wouldn’t want to learn more about how to increase their level of happiness each day while enjoying a little break from our everyday reality? Sounded like a Win-Win.

So I signed up and immediately jumped into the site to set up my profile and get started. It’s very user-friendly and you determine how you will make the most out of the product, as you choose which “Happiness Track” to develop that set of happiness skills for specific life situations. You can switch between tracks if you get bored, and when you finish one you earn medals to show your progress in that happiness area. Members of the community are able to “Like” each other’s posts and comment back and forth, creating a wonderful sense of community of like-minded individuals.

I admit, it’s a bit of a challenge to stay immersed in another social media outlet, but it’s one that I enjoy and feel as though I’m benefiting from the time investment I’ve been putting into it (about 5-10 minutes a day, a few times a week). By participating in the Happify community, I find that I’m stopping to notice the little moments of happiness in my life more often, I’m seeking out activities in my real life that boost my happiness, and I’m able to adjust my outlook on life daily in general in order to allow happiness to rise to the top more often.

I’m noticing that I’d rather spend time on Happify versus Facebook, and I like this trend.

Anywho, if you’re interested in checking out Happify, they’ve provided me with a link so that my readers could sign up to try it out: www.happify.com.

Give it a try! I think you’ll find that you’re increasing your happiness with each click. Hope you love it as much as I do.

 

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Disclaimer: I was not provided any products or gifts for writing this review. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way. 

 

 
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