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We know exactly how much we have to be grateful for, except for sometimes when we forget! When we went looking for new ways to remind ourselves to stay present and thankful, we turned to a few fellow app developers who are gifting the world with new ways to live happier, healthier lives. These gratitude apps are about more than saying thanks. They are about truly enjoying the life you’ve worked so hard to be thankful for in the first place! Each require just a few minutes a day, but can be truly life changing in all of the best ways.
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The first thing you’ll be grateful for is the fact that this app comes completely ad-free for life. Nothing kills your positive vibe like a predatory ad for antidepressants in the middle of your gratitude journaling.
You’ll receive daily reminders at a time you determine, encouraging you to record your thoughts first thing in the morning and just before settling in for the night. You won’t have to remember a new log-in name or complicated password, but will still have every opportunity to keep your journal completely private. Customize your page with colors and themes that keep you in a joyful space, add photos to your entries, and own your thoughts completely.
Having trouble finding your happy thoughts? This app takes the chore out of journaling with simple prompts like:
Perfect for the whole family, Headspace offers hundreds of guided meditations for people of all ages. Utilize the “Mindful Moments” feature to improve your presence, workouts in Move Mode, SOS sessions to counter anxiety or panic attacks, and a friendship option to allow you to work together with friends and stay on top of your mental health.
365 Gratitude Journal
When you are experiencing a joyful moment and feeling truly grateful, don’t you wish you could bottle it up and save it for a rainy day? 365 gives you an opportunity to record how and why you’re feeling joy, gratitude, bliss, and love, preserving those feel-good moments to relive over and over. More than a gratitude reminder, this app turns your joy into an accomplishment to celebrate, and you’ll look forward to accomplishing more feats of happiness the more you use the app. You can rely on simple inspirational prompts, and even a gratitude game to encourage joy and presence day after day!
Created by Carla White and endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, this journal expects to positively rewire your brain within the first three weeks of daily use. Featuring complete privacy of your personal entries and a buddy support system to encourage engagement, you have the option to export your journal to PDF or to have a hardcover copy made for your personal library. You can follow the creator’s podcast (RadicalShiftPodcast.Com)
As we reflect on everything we are recording in our gratitude journal this season, you’re so high on our list! The love and support you have shown for our apps and our Print Shoppe means the world to us, and we are so humbled to be able to bring safer, more effective learning apps to preschoolers just like ours. Thank you for letting us be part of your child’s early education team, and thank you for the work you do to raise happier, healthier little learners!