The Instant PepTalk App
You’ve come to the right app – because you’re about to receive an instant pep talk – for FREE!
My app’s name is also my app’s mission: Instant Peptalk. (Click here now to see it on iTunes!)
Every day Instant Peptalk will instantly send you a message to massage your spirit.
I’ve also made it easy for you to share the instant peptalk love with someone you know who might need a quickie jolt of joy!
Plus – there’s a super-fun feature – where you can create your own personalized motivational posters – merging my inspiring headlines with your awesome photos! Press “Surprise Me!” – and you’ll definitely feel there’s some happy order in the chaos of your life – and/or you’ll just get a good giggle.
There’s also a button to share your personalized poster with me – and I post them up on Pinterest for the world to be inspired by! (Click here to see now!)
Presently this freebie version has a range of 40 peptalkin’ posters! When you upgrade, you get many, many (MANY!) more inspirational posters! Yep, 100 MORE posters! Every day you’ll be able to experience a wide and wonderful ever-changing range of ways to keep your neurons perky and limber and positively happy!
Oh – and if you’re an Android user – stay tuned. We’re working on getting Instant Peptalk up and running on Android soon!
I wanted to tell you I downloaded the app InstantPepTalk by you and I love it. Thank You so much.
- Melody Middaugh III
Love the INSTANT PEPTALK app! It adds smiles to each day, and being able to customize posters with my own photos… WONDERFUL.
- Katherine Enns Hanline
I just wanted to say a big ‘Thank You’ for sharing my INSTANT PEPTALK poster today and for your inspiring words. The app is like a little happiness boost each morning
- Carly Barry
A Happiness Boosting Book For Today’s Uber-Busy, Caffeine-Chugging, Hyper-Active World!
A quick explanation of the happiness perks of buying INSTANT HAPPY:This book is filled with “Inspirational Flashcards” — fun and powerful posters which quickly remind you of positive psychological beliefs and productive habits that will lead you to your happiest life! Keep a copy in your briefcase, pocketbook, bedside drawer, la toilette for a speedy mood booster to help guide you to feel more peaceful, be more confident, and do habits which make you more successful!
Pickup some INSTANT HAPPY today
The longer explanation:INSTANT HAPPY offers what Neural Psychology calls a “pattern interrupt.” Let’s say an event happens which puts you in a grumpy mood. If you’re not careful, your negative thoughts about this one solo circumstance can create a downward spiral, where you quickly go from merely thinking “This one thing sucks,” to “My whole day sucks,” to “My whole life sucks,” to “The world sucks,” to “Distant galaxies suck.” Basically, without a pattern interrupt, a sad person can get grumpier, and an angry person can get crankier! Happily MRI’s of the brain have shown that when a person starts to think happy thoughts, they can send a surge of blood flowing into brain regions associated with happiness (the left prefrontal cortex) — thereby literally refueling their positivity. Plus, recent studies on learning show that when you incorporate visuals into your learning process, you may be able to better “record” a message into your permanent memory bank. This is why using flashcards with pictures help people to learn info better! Similarly, this is why my positivity-pushing posters can jackhammer-drill home positive messaging in a stronger way than words alone.
Personally, I know how hard it is to find free time in today’s uber-busy, espresso-chugging, hyper-active world. So besides using my Instant Peptalk App for quickie happiness boosters, I recommend these other go-to “Instant Happy” Tools to keep you feeling positive, strong and motivated – no matter what your challenges!
MY GO-TO HAPPINESS TOOLS:
1. Do a Shower Power Meditation
Take a shower and multi-task washing away your stress and anxiety. Concentrate on the feel of the water upon your skin. Envision the power of the shower washing away your negative thoughts! Whoosh! Envision fear, regret, and anger soaping off you and swirling down the drain.
2. Send the Universe Some “Muah!”
Gratitude is often the antidote to depression. And that’s a researched fact. A study done by the University of California showed that when people took time each day to think about five things that made them happy, they increased their overall joy and improved some health issues as well. With this in mind, send five “muahs!” to the universe. Literally. Think up something you’re grateful about, then pucker up and blow the universe a kiss! Then do it again! Appreciate. Blow a kiss. Repeat. Appreciate. Blow a kiss. Repeat.
3. Juice up Your Spirit
I love how I feel when I’m drinking freshed pressed juices on a regular basis. They increase my energy – and help me to feel healthier and happier! (Oh – and younger too – thanks to those awesome anti-oxidants they provide!) My personal favorite is beQu juice – which has no preservatives, no added sugar, and they’re not pasteurized. They’re just fresh raw fruits and veggies – in yummy and quirky combinations. I prefer beQu juices because they’re made with a special Norwalk Press – a machine which enables their juices to retain 3-5 more nutritional value over juices made with a plain ol’ standard centrifugal juicer.
4. Sniff Your Way to a Happier Mood
Studies from the University of Miami School of Medicine report that lavender is a major olfactory happiness tool—shown to improve mood, soothe anxiety, and even help to reduce some physical pains. If you don’t have lavender around your home, grab a bottle of Vanilla Extract from your kitchen cabinet. This yummy scent is also considered a powerful aromatherapy happiness booster.
Added Bonus: Studies also show the scent of vanilla arouses men, so considered yourself forewarned!
5. Get Lit
Studies show that sitting in dark rooms can lead to darker thoughts and that, alternatively, spending time in bright light (from being outside in the sun or inside in very well-lit rooms) can create happier brain chemistry. With this in mind, the Princeton Theological Seminary recommends something called “happy light bulbs,” which is either 60- or 100-watt daylight bulbs.
6. See problems from a headstand position
Yoga in general is a wonderful practice to keep your mind, body, spirit at their happiest and healthiest. Many yoga passionistas (including celebrity yoga guru and fellow Positively Positive contributor Jennifer Pastiloff) especially recommend doing headstands to release stress. MRI studies even back up a headstand’s mood-boosting benefit—showing how regular headstands literally improve brain function.
6. Get Doodle Happy
Grab some magic markers and doodle lots of heart icons. Big heart doodles. Small heart doodles. Give some of the heart doodles smiley faces. The silliness of this doodling action combined with the repeated visual stimuli of seeing icons representing love will cheer you up.
Extra Feel Good Bonus: Doodle your heart icons on a plain white card and mail it to a friend/loved one with a note expressing your adoration of them7. Stare at something yellow.
Put on a yellow shirt. Buy some yellow flowers. “Yellow can lift your spirits and self-esteem,” says color psychologist Angela Wright.
8. Walk on something green.
Being surrounded by nature is good for human nature. Go take a hike – or go for a stroll in the park.
9. Say “ohmmmmm.”
Give yourself the gift of five minutes of quiet time, sitting in a comfortable position, humming “ohmmmmmm.” Studies show the sound of this vibrating in your throat relaxes your body—even warming up the skin a bit.
10. Organize your home/office
You’ll wind up cleaning up messy thoughts in the process. It’s a funny thing how the less clutter you have all around you, the more calm your mind becomes.
11. Give yourself a helpful hand
Try some hand reflexology. Massage the chakra points on your palms – right at the base of each thumb. They match up with your adrenal glands, which need a little loving attention when you’re stressed/depressed. Hold one hand in the other, then use the pad of your thumb to gently but firmly massage this zone.
12. Give someone else a helping hand
Studies show that doing acts of altruism and kindness create an instant happy mood boomerang - raising the serotonin in the giver as well as the receiver of these actions of love. Interestingly, studies show that even observing someone else do something kind can increase one’s own happiness levels. There’s even an expression for this called “Helper High.”
With this “Helper’s HIgh” in mind, feel free to share this list of happiness tools with others – and give yourself an “instant happy” for knowing you might be improving someone’s day!