Try the HappySpree Gratitude Journal Challenge to feel happier, lessen mild depression and live your best life.
Free, fast and easy.
How it Works:
1) Create an account (this requires a valid email address for the authorization step).
2) Click an icon (happy, meh or sad) on the home screen to rate your day.
• A "Current Streak" counter tracks your happy days in a row.
• A "Total Happy Days" counter tracks your all-time happy days for an overall happiness snapshot.
3) Create a post or "happy moment" to record gratitude moments from your day. These can be reviewed and edited in the moments tab by pressing the bottom left icon in the navbar.
4) Photos added to moments will display in a slideshow. Your slideshow provides a fun visual reminder of gratitude moments when accessing the app.
5) Challenge yourself to post your gratitude moments for 14 days in a row.
You've created a gratitude habit. Keep posting to boost your happiness, stay happier, and live your best life.
HOW GRATITUDE INCREASES HAPPINESS
Amini, S., Namdari, K., & Kooshki, H. M. (2016). The effectiveness of positive psychotherapy on happiness and gratitude of female students. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches, 2(3), 163.https://
Chan, D. (2011). Burnout and life satisfaction: Does gratitude intervention make a difference among Chinese schoolteachers in Hong Kong? Educational Psychology, 31(7), 809–823.
Davis, D., Choe, E., Meyers, J., Wade, N., Varjas, K., Gifford, A., Quinn, A., Hook, J., Van Tongeren, D., Griffin, B., & Worthington, E. (2016). Thankful for the little things: A meta-analysis of gratitude interventions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(1), 20–31.
Jackowska, M., Brown, J., Ronaldson, A., & Steptoe, A. (2016). The impact of a brief gratitude intervention on subjective well-being, biology and sleep. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(10), 2207–2217.
Renshaw, T., & Olinger Steeves, R. (2016). What good is gratitude in youth and schools? A systematic review and meta-analysis of correlates and intervention outcomes. Psychology in the Schools, 53(3), 286–305.
HOW GRATITUDE LESSENS MILD DEPRESSION
Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., Short, J. L., & Jarden, A. (2017). What predicts positive life events that influence the course of depression? A longitudinal examination of gratitude and meaning in life. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41(3), 444-458.
Krause, N., Bruce, D., Hayward, R., & Woolever, C. (2014). Gratitude to God, self‐rated health, and depressive symptoms. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 53(2), 341–355. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12110
Lam, K. (2021). The mediating effect of gratitude in the relationship between zest for life and depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 171.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110476
Sirois, F., & Wood, A. (2017). Gratitude Uniquely Predicts Lower Depression in Chronic Illness Populations: A Longitudinal Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Arthritis. Health Psychology, 36(2), 122–132. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000436
Wood, A., Maltby, J., Gillett, R., Linley, P., & Joseph, S. (2008). The role of gratitude in the development of social support, stress, and depression: Two longitudinal studies. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(4), 854–871.
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