When you first enter the app, you can continue as a guest. Only the “general” category is available; however, if you do choose to pay for premium, this app has several interesting categories: attract love, advance in career, believe in yourself, improve sex life, develop gratitude, strengthen your body, and many others.
Studies suggest that mood can be manipulated by behavior and experiences. Those who change their behavior and experiences can then improve their mood. The idea is that we can’t control our feelings or our mood. We can control our behavior so changing our behavior will then force our mood to change.
There are two main ways to practice gratitude. The previous section hinted at them, but they involve confirming what good things you’ve received and the role others play in providing you with good things. Keep in mind that these “things” may not be things at all.
If you change jobs or location, it is possible for symptoms of social anxiety to emerge as you adjust to your new lifestyle. Changes in life responsibilities such as now having to meet new people, give speeches, or other new tasks can also trigger new symptoms.
As a young boy, a certain man told his teacher he wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. A year later, he wanted to be an astronaut, the next year, a doctor, a bullfighter, and even a famous athlete. With all these big dreams, never once did the boy say he wanted to be a stay-at-home dad.
Affirmations for sobriety can come in different categories. We will focus on self-worth affirmations, journey affirmations, general positive thinking, and dealing with temptation.
What triggers your anxiety may be different from what triggers mine, but regardless we all benefit from becoming more attentive to our internal landscape. Whether it’s that we need to clean up our diet, get more exercise, sleep more deeply, reduce our stress, or pull the skeletons from our closets (perhaps all of the above) there are many things we can do to support our mental health.
The famous figures above are testament to the fact that those who hope despite all odds are the ones who may change the world. Here are some of the great figures of history and modern times that continue to inspire us to hope
Hope that things will get better and that the storm we’re currently in will pass. It helps us keep our moving toward our goals. It motivates us to achieve. It gives us a reason to fight and try to get out of our circumstances, even against negative odds.
Louie Schwartzberg is a nature photographer and videographer by trade, and he uses powerful images he captures from the natural world to enhance his message of gratitude. You can find his work on Netflix in his show “Moving Art,” and on Disney and National Geographic.