This app will help you be happier! It pushes you to think about what has gone right in your day, which has been shown to increase happiness. Every time you note down what good things have happened (and there is always something), you receive points you can use to build up a garden and also a Gratitude Card with suggestions for further things you could do to increase your gratitude and happiness.
Research shows that one of the most effective ways that people can become happier is to note down the good things that happen every day. This shifts our focus onto what has gone right, rather than leaving us to ruminate about problems.
There is a huge amount of research indicating that the act of recalling and writing down what has gone well each day is one of the best way to increase your happiness. One study found that gratitude journaling for ten weeks increased happiness by 25% over the people who didn't keep a gratitude journal. Gratitude is also linked to high self-esteem, kindness, good health, energy and generosity.
The Gratitude Garden was designed by Izzy McRae, a coach and happiness teacher. You can find out more information about her and her courses at www.izzymcrae.com. Neville Sattentau produced the beautiful artwork. His website is www.nevart.co.uk.
- A minor bug was fixed
Ratings and Reviews
Good but could be better
I really like the idea of this app. My problem is that I can’t go back and add comments for a previous day. I know that it supposed to let me do it but it doesn’t. I am using an iPhone seven with the latest upgrades. I also wish that the garden had revolving scenes with things to add. Having said all of that I do appreciate being able to Remember what I am grateful for.
Good app... but
This is a really good up. But the cards are not VoiceOver compatible. The journal entries are which is nice. But in order for this to work really well, the cards also need to be accessible to the blind.
I love this app. It's intuitive, beautiful, soothing. And nurturing. Finally, a gratitude app that is a pleasure rather than a task. It has a quietly contemplative vibe and the garden is truly gorgeous and rewarding. Thank you!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.