Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Build skills for lasting happiness: Happify turns the latest innovations in the science of happiness into activities and games that help you lead a more fulfilling life.
Happify is your online companion to leading a happy, fulfilling life. The site features games and activities designed to build skills that lead to longstanding happiness. While you might think that happiness is an abstract emotion, Happify claims that there are years of scientific research behind what it takes to truly be happy. The site understands that different people need to do different things in order to be happy, so it recommends activities based on your personality and your goals. Happify was built to be used a few minutes each day, but it was also built to have an impact that lasts a lifetime. The service is available both on web browsers and as a mobile application. The site also features several articles and discussions about what exactly happiness is and how the science of happiness works.
Happify claims that 86% of its members get happier in just two months. In order to continue accomplishing that success rate, Happify bases its games and activities on the field of “positive psychology — the scientific study of what makes people thrive and lead meaningful lives.” The site acts as the link between this scientific field and technology, benefiting users worldwide. Happify works somewhat like a social network, with users creating profiles and having the option to interact with other members (or not!) for positive feedback and reinforcement. There are several different “tracks” that a user can follow, with names like “Cope Better With Stress” or “Conquer Your Negative Thoughts.” Each track features a unique set of games and activities designed by scientific experts that encourage you to accomplish whatever task it is you’ve set out to do. Several of the tracks are available for free, but some of them require a Happify Plus subscription. Even if you consider yourself a happy person, Happify is worth checking out in order to improve your mental state.