New Year, New You: Featuring SHINE TEXT

As we enter the new year, we’re leaving behind negative energy and things that made us feel not so great in 2016. Many cultures consider the new year as a fresh start and a clean slate, and many people like to set New Year’s resolutions and try to stick to them for as long as possible. I for one was never really successful with setting New Year goals (heh) because it didn’t feel very organic and natural. However, behavior change experts believe that the best time to introduce new habits and behaviors is during rites of passages or holidays, and the New Year is the perfect time! Have you set some goals for yourself this year?

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I came across a Huffington Post article that featured a texting app called Shine Text which sends you a daily text reminder to increase happiness and productivity throughout your day. It’s free of charge if you have an unlimited text messaging plan, and you can customize the themes of messages you’d like to the following options:

  • joy & presence (I’m currently trying this one out!)
  • health
  • confidence
  • productivity
  • creativity

When you want to switch it up, all you have to do is text back “REAL” and you can change which theme of messages you’d like to receive. I love that they personalize it by using my name, and I love  how the text is sent in the morning to set a positive tone for the rest of my day 🙂

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My first text from Shine Text: I renamed their number to “Shine Text” (with a sun!) so I always know to look forward to their messages 🙂

We could all use a confidence boost every once in a while, and a CNN article featured Shine Text, saying that this text messaging service “addresses negative thought patterns” especially when our minds are idle. It may not be accurate for all females, but it also mentions that many women struggle with confidence, and that this can be an effective means to tackle this issue and help women achieve their goals and be more self-assured of their abilities and what they want to do in their workplaces and in their lives.

If you know of anyone who could use a little bit of positivity in the morning, or if you’d like to test it out, GO FOR IT! I’m really looking forward to evaluating how I view my days ahead the more I use Shine Text.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy new year, and best wishes for sticking to any resolutions and goals you may have set for yourselves!

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