Tools for Your Get Your Mojo Tool Box!
“We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire…give us the tools and we will finish the job.” ~ Winston Churchill
New Offering: Tools for Your Get Your Mojo Tool Box!
As a board certified coach who supports organizations and people to be their reflected best, I am always on the lookout for new tools to help you be your best in your organization or your personal life.
Each month, I will be adding a tool that I have researched or that I have found to be useful for my clients that you can add to your own Get Your Mojo Tool Box.
This month, I am turning all you iPhone users on to the super cool Live Happy app developed from positive psychologist Sonya Lybomirski’s book The How of Happiness. Using key research from her book, this app has been found to have a happiness boosting effect.
Watch Dr. Lybomirski discuss her research and its application in the new app in this video.
Full Confession: I don’t have an iPhone—so I am counting on all you iPhone devotees to try this and let us know what you think!!
PS. Don’t forget that I offer all my subscribers a complimentary coaching session to support you to get your mojo back! Contact me to schedule a time that works for you today!
Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach, BCC
Your Mojo Maven
Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Board Certified Coach and an Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US. Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry. She coaches individuals on achieving their reflected best selves. A MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment and Leadership to social work students at the University of Southern California.
BCC Board Certified Coach #1487
Thank you for your ideas. I wish I were younger so I could take advantage of some of them.
I Have come to the conclusion that, in my life, Happiness is nothing more than the difference between what i expect and what I get. It really has nothing to do with reality for me.
I will buy the application and let you know what affect it has on my life. I feel it goes along with my way of thinking but perhaps it may offer a new insight.
I appreciate our adventuresomeness, Silvio! Can’t wait to hear how the ap works for you!
Happiness in an app. I like it! Thanks for sharing your great tools, and I look forward to the next set.
Glad you liked it…all these aps are so fun! Lynn
Super loving the post on technology infusing with positivity! iPhone app–v. cool. Many say our unhappiness is from chasing the tail of technology, but here positivity and the pleasantries of tech are combined. I’m a fan! Cheers, Patricia
Such a good point, Patricia! Here psychology just may be getting a leading edge and harnessing some of the best that technology has to offer.
This is an interesting concept; I’m curious how effective it will be. For me, increasing the happiness in my life results from creating real connections — to the people around me and to nature itself. I don’t think those kinds of connects can be had “right on the iphone.”
You are so right, Lesa, connecting with people and nature has been shown to increase happiness. The iphone ap actually tracks those kinds of things and presumably increases your awareness of them with the idea that what we focus on grows! This should reinforce you do those things that truly do make you happy!
Pretty cool! I do a gratitude journal at night, and can attest to its “happiness factor” but having an app is kinda cool. I’ll definitely be checking it out. Thanks!
I am so pleased that you do a gratitude journal Allison, and that you have found that it has a positive relation to your “happiness factor.” Thanks for sharing that–In gratitude, Lynn
I’m thinking that for people who need a happiness boost (and we all do once in awhile) it sounds fairly promising. One of the tips mentioned in the video made me smile – a year ago I took a daily photo with my iphone, for the whole year, of a special moment or something in nature I loved. it increased my joy in the moment and at the end of the year I was delighted. It was a visual gratitude journal. So, even without the app, I can testify that this photo practice works. I’ll have to go check out the actual app when I’m not out enjoying nature, holding hands with my honey, exercising and enjoying sacred moments:)
Thanks for the tip!
The idea of a daily gratitude photo on your iphone is awesome! I love that idea. Thanks for sharing!!
Any technology application that reminds you to look for the wonder around you, to be grateful for your blessings and prompts you to random acts of kindness is excellent! I don’t have an iPhone, but I do have beautiful nature snaps as screensavers on my computer. You could use other methods to prompt you too, like your diary or a to-do list. You can make an effort to thank people during your work day or show appreciation with a shout of coffee. The practice of these kinds of actions leads to feelings of well-being and over time becomes habitual. Thanks for the tip!
What great suggestions, Maria. I especially like the idea of creating photo snapshots as a screen saver. I did that by accident because I loaded a whole box of photos into a digital frame for my mother and a byproduct of that effort was that they became a screen saver photo file on my computer. I love when I am idle for a few minutes and those photos start cycling through my day!
Hmmm…how interesting. I am an iPhone & App lover, so I’m willing to give it a try. Thanks for letting me know this app was out there.