For a couple of weeks now, I have been using a piece of software intended to help motivation, inspiration and other aspects of everyday life.
It’s called MindBloom and I’ve actually enjoyed playing with it. For it is self improvement in the form of a Game. The official explanation is this:
Mindbloom Incorporated is a Seattle-based interactive media company that’s out to make life improvement accessible to everyone.
By harnessing next-generation engagement techniques and focusing them on personal development, Mindbloom has created a new, powerful way for people to improve the quality of their lives.
Utilizing behavioral science, personalized rich media, and fun social gaming techniques in their offerings Mindbloom makes the process of personal growth fun, simple and effective.
They send you a daily email which reminds you of all the tasks you have scheduled and with each task you complete and mark off, you are awarded with water in the form of a cloud to keep your little tree healthy.
But trees, and lives, need more than tasks to complete. They also need sunshine in the form of inspiration and as you go through the inspirations on mindbloom, you build up a slideshow of images, quotes and music to inspire you in your daily life.
I’ve found some beautiful pictures and some awesome quotes as well as managed to inspire myself and actually start taking care of my life as well as everyone else’s.
This is my tree when I started:
I’ve added inspirations to my slideshow everyday – pictures, quotes and music of all sorts. I’ve put a few of my favourite pictures from the site into a slideshow on here for you –
Accompanied by the music I have chosen and interspersed with the quotes that are in the slideshow, some of which are ones that I have created, the whole effect really is soothing and thoughtful.
This is my tree today:
It doesn’t look much different, but there are differences that I can feel. I am more in control of my emotions and I can relax a lot easier. Now all I have to do is get my career (not sure what it is yet) sorted out and I’ll be very much more content…