A Healthier, Yet More Positive Reality

Gratitude comes with its many benefits to one’s health as much as it does one’s mental health. It truly does help increase productivity, contentment, confidence, mood improvements and much more.

I’d recommend just like any mental health advocate and survivor would; being to think or write down a few things that you are grateful. It can be anything at all. It can be accomplishments (doesn’t have to be recent, could be as far as any time in your life that you were and still feel grateful you took the courage and all else to achieve anything that took a lot of struggle, pain, and more to empower yourself to start on the path to healthier and positive change in your life)!

It’s a small practice, but once you start and get into the habit/routine of doing this every day, you’ll become happier as time passes. Its not just the big moments in your life that are important that contribute to your own happiness and mood, but also those small moments too. After all like money works: every dollar counts and eventually adds up to great potential. Same goes with capturing, treasuring and being grateful for those little moments too!

I know this because I’d been practicing this for around 2+ years now. And you may wonder where it started for me? Well it started once I discovered an amazing yet life changing app called: Happier. Check it out at their website at: www.happier.com

Happier is such a great app, it not only acts as an online journal where you get comments, support by other users but also the community is different than the other online community platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram and more. Happier also benefits its users by using the featured courses that help us mentally. It helps us cope with stress, anxiety, worry, depression, and a lot of other areas in the mental health subject itself. And believe me if you may not know yourself yet; that mental health is a huge subject, more than I thought myself.

I would honestly recommend Happier to anyone who wants or is on the journey with mental health and mental illness. The happier community also has such a great community that’s supportive as well as the founder of Happier: Nataly Kogan who has such an amazing background story. You’d be amazed at her story, especially if you are fascinated by inspiring stories as well as anything with history.

7 Secrets of Happiness

  1. Have a good core group of friends.
  2. Build some adventure into your life. Don’t fall into “the same old, same old”.
  3. Research confirms that “stuff won’t make us happy” so clear out the junk – and only keep what you love.
  4. Work on establishing balance in your life. Don’t be too busy or you’ll wind up depressed.
  5. Give in to temptation every now and again. Too much discipline is boring in the end.
  6. Like and appreciate yourself. Take time to notice and affirm your strengths.
  7. Start living in the moment – don’t doubt every move. Accept your decision as the best one right now.
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