Happiness is a way of life. A habit. A mindset. It is something that we are all hoping to feel each day. When we die we want to look back and know that we have lead lives full of happiness, excitement and joy.
How do we make sure that this is our priority? How do we remind ourselves on a daily basis that we need to focus on the good things and be grateful for the little things in life? Let me share a very special tool with you: Happier.
Happier was set up by Nataly Kogan in 2013. The website shares many different articles about how to incorporate a positive attitude into your day to day life. One element of Happier that I absolutely adore is the theory behind the psychology of colour – something that I have always had a very particular interest in! There is also an amazing, free app which you can download where you can photo-document all of the little things in life that make you happy. It also has many short courses which allow you to explore different ways in which to bring more happiness into your life.
More than 11,000 scientific studies show that developing a gratitude habit helps you feel more optimistic, sleep better, be more creative, productive, and less stressed.
And it’s the smallest moments that have the biggest impact on how happy you feel.
Nataly was a refugee from Russia and truly knows how important it is to keep your head up and strive to do the best you can in life. Watch her Ted Talk below to find out more about this inspirational woman and the journey she has been on.
My advice to you is this; if you want to be happier, if you want to express gratitude, and if you want to recognize the little joys, the little things, then this is an app for you. I often download different apps and eventually get bored and decide to delete them. Thankfully this has never happened with the Happier App. I am so in love with it! It is very user friendly and is such a great tool to keep you looking at the bright side of life.
Take 15 minutes out of your day and watch this video, I promise you that you won’t be sorry!