The Bottom Line
- It helps you create life-affirming habits.
- It uses different applications from your iPhone to do so.
- Its methods are backed by solid research.
- It's fun, educational and easy to use.
- It has a free trial version.
- You have to remember to use it in order for it to work, of course.
- The full version is a bit more pricey than most iPhone applications.
- 'Savor' activities include creating an album of beautiful pictures to look at, or happy memories to relive.
- 'Strive' activities include setting goals in different areas of your life, rating and prioritizing these goals, and more.
- 'Optimism' includes envisioning your 'best possible self', an activity that I often recommend to readers and clients.
- 'Social' activities include expressing appreciation toward people in your life, and keeping a 'kindness journal'.
- 'Thank' activities include expressing gratitude to people in your life, and maintaining a 'gratitude journal'.
- The 'Explore' section provides you with more information about positive psychology and the science of happiness.
Guide Review - Live Happy iPhone Application Review
For example, I often recommend that people keep a gratitude journal, as it helps you cultivate an attitude of gratitude that can be great for stress relief and overall happiness. This iPhone app has a gratitude journal feature, which is useful to have right there on your iPhone--you can add to it throughout the day when you have idle time!
One of my favorite features allows you to create an album of positive experiences. You are given the choice of creating a 'book of memories' of sorts, and creating a new page for each positive memory you'd like to dwell on, or creating an album of beautiful sights you'd like to look at again. (I actually 'break the rules' a little in how I use this activity and create a photo album where I take pictures of things I've done and enjoyed, and write about what I did and how I felt.) It's nice to go back through a 'book of happy memories' when I need an emotional 'pick-me-up'.
There are several other features on this iPhone app that are useful in cultivating happiness; I recommend that you try the free version, and upgrade if you find yourself using and enjoying it.