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Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Top 10 Websites For Happiness



I talk about about break-ups a lot. Over the years, I've shared a good deal of my pain with you. But it's time to change the tune. Add a bit of sunlight into the gloomy world I've been creating. To do this, I've done some researching on the interwebs, to see where other people spend their time. I mean, there are websites specifically for drama, like Tumblr. Why can't there be websites dedicated to providing happy thoughts/sights/sounds/stories/interactions? Well as I found out, there are many!

Today is a count down of the 10 websites I found that are focused on helping you become happier. Let's get started:

10. Pinterest

The site itself may not be laced with the happiest things in the world. Pinterest gets its share of drama and sad things popping up. Though it's largely about art and DIY projects, you can make good use of the "Search" function. Simply type "happiness" or "happy thoughts" into the search bar and scrooll through the results you get. You might find a cute top 10 posted by one user, or cute dogs pictures posted by another. One persons' happiness might not reflect your own, but you're bound to find a few gems in the mix.

9. Happier

This website is marketed as a social media network that focuses only on positive thinking. Without creating an account, I can't see if there are interaction possibilities. But the front page offers many articles about how to look forward to tomorrow and reasons to be happy. It's definitely worth checking out!

8. Gives Me Hope

This is a website where people share stories that have brightened their days. They are given in image format, colored nicely and easy to injest. You can read through the inspiring tales of others and even add your own stories to the mix. Every bit of wisdom gives us all hope. Every action to make someones day brighter helps to brighten our own as well!

7. Gigglers.tv

If you're the type of person who likes to watch funny/cute videos on social media, this is definitely an option for you. Gigglers provides you endless videos for your amusement, but you'll never have to worry about seeing something saddening. Their focus is on providing you videos that are going to make you smile. Period!

6. Attack Of The Cute

Unfortunately "Cuteness Overload" shut down last year. A website that previously provided pictures of adorable animals and nothing more. The good news is, Attack Of The Cute offers the same pictures! You'll find endless pictures of adorable animals, which is bound to put a smile on your face. Come on, there's puppies in rain coats! It's too cute!

5. Action For Happiness

This website is a toolbox as well, offering articles and ways to connect to other users. The entire objective is to work together to make happiness a reality in those who are lacking it. There are all kinds of gems, like recommended reading/listening. There's even an "Unhappy" tab at the top of the page. Clicking this link will bring your to a list a talk therapy options and details about different disorders that cause internal unhappiness.

4. Illuum

This website is a free mood tracker. It helps you to keep track of what makes you happy and what makes you miserable. You can use the information collected here to work on limited the negative influences from your life. Take the suggestions as they are given to you and do your best to apply their teachings. You may be able to build a happier you! A similar website is called "Happify", (https://my.happify.com/) if you want to check that one out as well.

3. The Happiness Project Toolbox

This website is filled with entirely too many resources to try and list. The whole goal is to help people become happier versions of themselves by providing the tools that are neccesary. This includes a chat room, where you can interact with other people in a similar situation to your own. They've got a blog too, so you can read the articles they post and learn from the experiences of your peers.

2. The Nicest Place On The Internet

While most of experience stress and drama whenever we're on social media, this website aimed to change that. Here, you can watch videos of random users offering hugs and words of encouragment. This is great when you need a little pick me up, but want a human connected to the words. These are just random users who know how it feels to be lonely and down on yourself. They just want to do whatever they can to help make your day a little brighter. Hey, if it works for you, add your own video! Put your positive thoughts out there into the world and maybe, you'll help make someone else's day.

1. Flatterer

The number one website to make you feel better is the automatic flatter. Upon clicking the link, you'll be asked to put in your name. Then the website will give you a personalized compliment. You can keep clicking to get new ones until you're completely satisfied that you're awesome. Yes, it's a robot, but some real caring people built this system to help you in your time of needed that extra boost! There is a website called "Make Everything Okay" (http://make-everything-ok.com/) that is more of a game. You press the button, it loads "everything will be okay" and pops up with a message prompting a look inward. It could be fun to play around with though.

As a bonus, click here for Buzzfeed's "64 Things That Will Make You Happy" list.