One of my new favorite apps

2017 has been a challenging, but great year thus far. And it’s been challenging in positive ways – places of growth. I’m working out daily, more mindful and kind to myself, plus doing my best to "stay in the now" as Eckhart Tolle advises.

One thing that has become a huge benefit is the ThinkUp app for affirmations. To anyone who doubts the power of affirmations, I argue that corporations spend billions to plant ideas into our minds subconsciously. So, why not take 5 minutes out of your day to reinforce your positive views and goals.

But, I’m not here to convince you on using affirmations. If it sounds like mumbo jumbo, this app is not for you. But, if you want to add positivity to your life, ThinkUp is a great tool to keep in your arsenal.

We all (I assume) battle the gremlins and voices in our heads that we’re not good enough and other negative self-talk. Even worse, advertising pushes that same agenda (you’re not rich/strong/sexy enough to be happy) and these messages sink in. ThinkUp is a great counter to the barrage of negativity. It’s not the perfect fix for everything, but it’s a great app to have.

Note, I’m not a doctor nor suggesting medical advice. Please see a doctor or seek a hotline if you need mental health help.

ThinkUp makes you select a list of inspiring messages you want to hear – either suggested or using your words. The genius in the app is that you record the messages and at least once daily for a few, you hear your affirmations played back over soft music. Because it’s your voice saying the affirmations, it’s easier to believe. Rather than hearing someone random or a computer TTS system rattling them off.

Lastly, the interface is sleek, pleasing to the eyes and simple to navigate.

I highly suggest checking this app out. I’ve bought the lifetime membership version and glad I did.

Hope it benefits you as well! Drop your thoughts in the comments if you’ve used this app or anything similar. Would love to hear what a year plus of affirmations would do for you.

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