Positive affirmation apps make it easy to be kinder to yourself, 24/7.
– KEYS SOULCARE
The average person has up to 6,000 thoughts per day, according to new research, and the ones about themselves tend to not be so nice.
Thankfully, a rising number of apps are dedicated to putting positive self-talk within arm’s reach 24/7. Here are the ones that keep us feeling less anxious and better equipped to face the day feeling good.
Looking to wake up with an instant hit of confidence?
Sign up for Shine for daily SMS messages (like, “Morning — how are you feeling? Use your breath to anchor yourself before the day takes off.”) at whatever time you choose.
Set it as a special ringtone for right after your alarm goes off so it’s the first message you check each day.
Ready to seize the moment?
Check out Grateful, which combines the flow of gratitude journaling with the convenience of sticky notes. We love their out-of-the-blue pop-ups prompting us to note what we’re looking forward to, what tickled us most, and more bits of inspiration each day.
From time to time, view your gratitude entries in “digest” mode and commit to making space for any loved ones and activities that keep popping up on your gratitude list.
Want to step up your affirmation game?
It’s often said that there’s nothing louder than the sound of our own inner voice — which is the idea that inspired award-winning service ThinkUp. Use the free app to record positive affirmations and mantras to play back later when you’re running low on inspo. (Genius, right?)
Our tip: Create a positivity “mood board”… for your ears. Go back through all the Pinterest and Instagram posts you’ve been saving and hit record.
How do you keep good thoughts close for when you need them most? Share your tools and ideas in the comments below.