TL;DR: I researched the science behind happiness and how to become happier, and made an app (available on the iOS App Store) based on positive psychology that I hope can help you as much as it helped me!
Hi there! I hope you all are having a great day. 😊 A little bit about me: I am currently a student where my own happiness is constantly challenged and I consistently find myself stressed and overwhelmed. Like many of you, I am always looking for ways to help myself become happier, healthier, and less stressed in my day-to-day life.
I never really found any methods or techniques that really helped me, until I found the field of "positive psychology," as I'm sure many of you have as well! The discoveries made by psychologists like Martin Seligman and Shawn Achor were revelatory to me on how I could functionally and practically improve my happiness with proven methods.
Over the course of a few months, I did a handful of research into the field of positive psychology to learn what it will take from me to follow through and become an overall happier person. What I implemented for myself was, truthfully, life-changing. I got some of my friends hooked this too, and they were blown away by how much their mindset changed without them even realizing!
Based on this initial success, I set out to build an app that could hopefully reach a wider audience and help guide their brain to thinking more positively based on structured activities. And that's exactly what I did!
The Well App challenges you to complete 5 activities every day for 21 days. The activities are: record 3 gratitudes, write a journal entry, perform 3 acts of kindness, exercise for 20 minutes, and meditate for 15 minutes. These activities are directly based on the PERMA model, supported by Martin Seligman, and the TED Talk delivered by Shawn Achor. They are proven to be effective in improving your long-term happiness and productivity, and from personal experience I can confirm that it definitely does help!
Of course, everyone's minds work differently, and as such these methods may not work for you. However, I would encourage you to give it a try, and I would appreciate any feedback you have for me.
Here is the link to this project's website where you can learn more about the science behind the app and how to download it. https://projects.colegaw.in/well-app
Thanks so much for your time! I wish you all the best.