Happy Habits: Choose Happiness

Happy Habits: Choose Happiness

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Happiness is nice
  • Lots of potential resources
Cons
  • I can't see anyone getting past the bad design long enough to actually achieve happiness
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Expert's Review
4.6
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"Happy is as happy does"

Reviewed by / Nov 18, 2013

Techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy help create the conditions for happiness in your life

Feel that life is meaningless? There's an app for that. Excel At Life's Happy Habits: Choose Happiness purports to offer you all the tools you'll need to finally find your lost smile.

The app includes an enormous host of resources, including a 119-question Happiness Assessment test, only slightly creepy Happiness Audio that carefully enunciates all the ways you might create the conditions for happiness, a Happiness Journal to create affirmations and record positive events, a Happy To Do List, points and graphs that record your Happiness Statistics, and Happiness Articles with regards to cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Unfortunately, the total lack of attractive, intuitive design makes using the app a thoroughly unhappy experience. The constant ads pushing signing up to some variety of reward program don't help the idea that you might be getting used, either.

If you'd actually like to choose happiness, you might be better off picking an app with a friendlier user design than Excel At Life's Happy Habits: Choose Happiness.

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Developer's original description available here
The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)

This app uses the techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) from the positive psychology research to provide comprehensive tools to help create the conditions for happiness in your life. You also have the option of signing up for the AchieveMint.com rewards program that provides cash rewards for engaging in self-improvement activities in this app and others.

CONTAINS
***Your Happiness Assessment--119 item test assessing 14 factors that can affect happiness providing you with detailed results and suggestions
***Choosing Happiness Audio to help understand happiness and how to create the conditions for happiness
***Happiness Journal to create affirmations, record positive events, and a Happy To Do list selected from suggestions
***50 suggestions from CBT to increase the opportunity for happiness--you can also add your own!
***Points feature that allows you to track which suggestions you do each day
***Graph feature that allows you to view your daily points and progress
***Articles about happiness and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
***Emotion Training audios to help you learn to manage emotions and create a more positive attitude
***Relaxation Audios to learn deep relaxation
***Password protection available
***Graphics customizable--you can even use your own picture for the main screens (example in second screen shot)!

Please email problems or suggestions. We are listening and want to provide a quality app.

NOTE: All audios can be downloaded from ExcelAtLife.com

Reason for permissions:
1) READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY--necessary when listening to audios to pause playback when phone call is received (Excel At Life never accesses identity)
2) MODIFY DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS--necessary to allow saving data to SD card
3) FULL INTERNET ACCESS AND VIEW NETWORK STATE--necessary to determine if internet access is available when linking to articles and audios

Recently changed in this version

2.2.1 Fixed customizing affirmations
--fixed selecting displayed affirmations


Comments and ratings for Happy Habits: Choose Happiness
  • (48)

    by ME Blou on 04/06/2014

    I'm HAPPY! :-) Thx Dave!

  • (48)

    by Michele Brown on 31/05/2014

    Great app. Lets you know about yourself and things you can change to be happier.

  • (48)

    by Chrystal Shamp on 29/05/2014

    I check the affirmation often for reminders to stay focused. I'm not really sure about the journal part but I'm still figuring it out.

  • (48)

    by Susan Smith on 23/05/2014

    If you keep on everyday it works! Well maybe for somee

  • (48)

    by Tess Turner on 14/05/2014

    Dear Developers, Would you consider, if possible, finding a way to allow users to bookmark certain articles for greater ease of future referencing? Most are easy enough to find, but I would like to have a way to hold on to the one that appears after upgrades,without permitting the popup window to show every time I open a screen. Thanks so much!

  • (48)

    by David Evans on 13/05/2014

    I like the ladies voice talking and wish there was more of that.

  • (48)

    by Kathryn McMahon on 13/05/2014

    Such a helpful app! Love it!