Have you heard about Happier? It’s a social media website that focuses on positivity – not a bunch of ads, political rants, or inflammatory comments. Like any other social media site, you can create a profile, and then post about moments that make you happy. You can also read happy moments shared by other users and “smile” at them (as opposed to Facebook “likes”).
I joined a few months ago, and I love it. I definitely don’t use it as often as I would like, but I’m trying to change that. When I’m stressed, a dose of positivity from other people can really help. Plus, research has shown that focusing on small happy moments instead of chasing after an ideal of happiness can actually improve overall mood and life satisfaction.
I’m not affiliated with the site at all – I just love the idea of focusing on positive thoughts. One of my favorite features of the site (and the iPhone app) is that it reminds me to be grateful for the little things. Since I’m feeling so busy/overwhelmed right now, taking a few minutes each day to use the app gives me just the pick-me-up that I need! Check it out!