Life Achievement Unlocked: Become happy and carefree
How gamification can make your life easier and more fulfilling
Wouldn’t it be amazing to start every day thrilled to tackle all the tasks and challenges that lie ahead, even if they might feel dull and tiresome at first glance? To live in a world where everything you experience feels fun, exciting and rewarding? Well, this fun adventure land might be closer to becoming a reality than one might think, all thanks to the rise of the implementation of game mechanics into non-game contexts, or to put it simply — the rise of gamification.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
Whether we are doing our daily chores or learning a new skill, we often struggle to motivate ourselves enough to tackle these activities with a smile on our face despite being well aware of their benefits. But what if there was a way of tricking ourselves into thinking that even our most tedious tasks are actually fun and interesting?
Whether we are exploring new places in our hometown or travelling abroad, we often desire to do these activities in the most exciting and fun-loving way. So what if there was a way to enrich these adventures and express their fun-loving potential to the fullest, making us feel joyful and enthusiastic about each and every of our daily experiences?
Well, here is where gamification, literally, comes to play, turning our lives into an exciting game, full of engaging challenges and missions every step of the way.
Level up your life
The greatest power of gamification is that it can be used in almost any segment of our lives, from learning and working to travelling and self-improvement. Recognizing the astonishing potential of gamification in bettering people’s lives, it’s unsurprising to see the exponential rise of its value:
The global gamification market was valued at $2.17 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $19.39 billion by 2023.
Gamification includes a number of game design elements, mechanics and techniques, primarily used in games to keep users entertained, engaged and creative.
Achievements, badges, titles
How great does it feel when someone acknowledges your daily accomplishments and salutes you for them? Whether it be for drinking the 10th daily glass of water, cleaning your apartment or doing a good deed, it always feels amazing to hear a praise somewhere in the lines of: Wow, great job! Keep on rocking! Well, that is exactly what achievements, badges and titles are here to do — by celebrating our daily winnings, they motivate us to keep working hard and not give up on our way towards achieving our goals. Suddenly, leading a more healthy lifestyle, gaining new useful skills or contributing to a better world doesn’t seem so difficult and far-off.
A pat on the back equipped with a compliment and a life-lasting badge exposing your achievement for the world to see is always valuable. But what makes the accomplishment exponentially better is receiving a reward, which you can spend on exciting new features, products or in the best case scenario, real-life experiences. Sure, earning a Top dog badge is cool, but it is definitely an added value to receive an actual reward for your successful ventures, allowing you to spend your winnings on enjoyable experiences, greatly boosting your motivation to keep up the hard work you’ve been doing.
Let the games begin
With the help of badges, achievements and rewards, the basis of gamification is to create a fun, meaningful, interesting and memorable experience for users, motivating them to stay engaged, express their creativity, build a community and finally, achieve their desired goals and possibly even change the world into a better place.
Futourist, the first blockchain travel review app, aims to utilize gamification to provide users with the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience while searching for places that match their desires and sharing a taste of their experience with the world. To find out how, stay tuned for our next week’s blog post 📝
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