Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just click a button and send a bad mood away at the end of a long, hard day? That may not really be possible, but new website Happify aims at promoting better well-being through positive psychology and online exercises.
Happify asks users about their life and satisfaction before presenting exercises or games meant to lift the spirits or encourage healthier outlooks. On the website, users may be prompted to write short statements about what they are grateful for, or play low-stress, positive mini games to influence their mood. In the words of co-founder Ofer Leidner, Happify uses scientific advancements and positive psychology to allow users to “hack your inner self” and “optimize your well-being”.
Whether the website works or not is up to users to decide, but Happify isn’t the only service on the internet at the moment aiming to tap into the well-being market. Websites tracking achievements and goals such as Wishberg and Everest are just two more contenders promoting happiness and wellness online.