10 Tech Tools to Boost Your Mood

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Technology has a lot of powers to ruin our day, whether it’s via a depressing headline or because you see a photo of your friends hanging out without you on Facebook. But there are several ways that technology can boost your mood, too! Here are our 10 favorite ways.

1. Gratitude Journal.

One of the simplest ways to improve your outlook on life is to count your blessings, which is why so many real-life superheroes say what they’re thankful for every night. Digitize this ritual with an app, like Gratitude Journal for iOS or Attitudes of Gratitude Journal for Android.

2. Songza.

Music is a great way to boost your mood, but Pandora only lets you create stations by artist, song or genre. Try out Songza instead, which creates playlists by activities, genres, mood or decade instead.

3. Donate a Photo.

Study after study proves that nothing boosts happiness like helping others. Donate a Photo lets you do this in an incredibly easy way. Just share one photo a day via the iOS or Android app, and creator Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to a select charity of your choice.

4. Funny or Die. 

If you need a laugh, check out Funny or Die! This 2015 Webby winner lets you vote on funny videos or let them die, hence its name. Created by comedians like Will Ferrell and some Silicon Valley types, Funny or Die lets anybody upload content and also features videos from established comedians like Sarah Silverman.

6. The Nicest Place on the Internet.

The Nicest Place on the Internet really lives up to its name! When you can’t get a real hug, go here for virtual hugs, waves and love from some nice citizens of the world. You can also upload your own hug to help improve someone else’s day.

7. Cute Overload. 

Staring at cute animals is a surefire way to make yourself smile – and could make you more productive to boot! Check out Cute Overload, which posts a new photo or video of a baby animal each day, for your daily dosage of adorableness.

8. PostSecret.

Sometimes, you just want to know you’re not the only one who’s stressed and freaked out. Empathize at PostSecret, where you can read the anonymous secrets sent to Frank Warren. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, but all will remind you you’re not alone.  The website is updated every Sunday.

9. GivesMeHope.

Remember FMyLife? GivesMeHope improves on that concept! Dubbed FMyLife for optimists, GivesMeHope features short stories sent in by people about real-life occurrences that improved their faith  in humanity.

10. 1000 Awesome Things.

Perhaps you’re having trouble thinking of blessings to put into your gratitude journal? 1000 Awesome Things reminds you of 1000 of the little joys in life, like #126: When someone brings you a coffee exactly the way you like it.

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Written by Sasha Graffagna

Technology has a lot of powers to ruin our day, whether it’s via a depressing headline or because you see a photo of your friends hanging out without you on Facebook. But there are several ways that technology can boost your mood, too! Here are our 10 favorite ways.

1. Gratitude Journal.

One of the simplest ways to improve your outlook on life is to count your blessings, which is why so many real-life superheroes say what they’re thankful for every night. Digitize this ritual with an app, like Gratitude Journal for iOS or Attitudes of Gratitude Journal for Android.

2. Songza.

Music is a great way to boost your mood, but Pandora only lets you create stations by artist, song or genre. Try out Songza instead, which creates playlists by activities, genres, mood or decade instead.

3. Donate a Photo.

Study after study proves that nothing boosts happiness like helping others. Donate a Photo lets you do this in an incredibly easy way. Just share one photo a day via the iOS or Android app, and creator Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to a select charity of your choice.

4. Funny or Die. 

If you need a laugh, check out Funny or Die! This 2015 Webby winner lets you vote on funny videos or let them die, hence its name. Created by comedians like Will Ferrell and some Silicon Valley types, Funny or Die lets anybody upload content and also features videos from established comedians like Sarah Silverman.

6. The Nicest Place on the Internet.

The Nicest Place on the Internet really lives up to its name! When you can’t get a real hug, go here for virtual hugs, waves and love from some nice citizens of the world. You can also upload your own hug to help improve someone else’s day.

7. Cute Overload. 

Staring at cute animals is a surefire way to make yourself smile – and could make you more productive to boot! Check out Cute Overload, which posts a new photo or video of a baby animal each day, for your daily dosage of adorableness.

8. PostSecret.

Sometimes, you just want to know you’re not the only one who’s stressed and freaked out. Empathize at PostSecret, where you can read the anonymous secrets sent to Frank Warren. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, but all will remind you you’re not alone.  The website is updated every Sunday.

9. GivesMeHope.

Remember FMyLife? GivesMeHope improves on that concept! Dubbed FMyLife for optimists, GivesMeHope features short stories sent in by people about real-life occurrences that improved their faith  in humanity.

10. 1000 Awesome Things.

Perhaps you’re having trouble thinking of blessings to put into your gratitude journal? 1000 Awesome Things reminds you of 1000 of the little joys in life, like #126: When someone brings you a coffee exactly the way you like it.

Liked this? Check out 10 Ways to Spend Less Time Online!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

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