Sierra T. is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Berea College in Kentucky.
“ThinkUp was created to help us develop and maintain a positive mentality to thrive in everyday activities, big or small. And let me tell you, this app certainly does that effectively. The app has been extremely helpful in sustaining my mental health status and has made such a healthy, positive impact on my life. Plus, it’s so easy to use.
Following a lifestyle that focuses on enhancing and sustaining the various dimensions of health and wellness is always a priority for me, but sometimes it’s not the most achievable goal. At my school, we follow eight dimensions of health and wellness: intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical, occupational, sustainable, social, and financial. As hard as I try to be superwoman and ace them all at once, life can get in the way. These dimensions are all connected to each other, so if one dimension is thriving, the others are likely to be enhanced, and vice versa. I believe attaining a strong mental health status is a core dimension that can help hold the other “pieces” together.
With this app, I can record my own positive affirmations. Hearing positive affirmations are always uplifting, but when it’s you giving them to yourself, the impact of the words lasts much longer. To make things even better, the app sends me notifications in the morning and at night indicating that these are good times to listen to the self-affirmations I’ve created. So if I forget to take time for myself at the start or end of a long day, the app sends a kind reminder to take the time to nurture and love myself.
One of the best perks of ThinkUp is that you don’t have to come up with the affirmations yourself. With various options of background music to play, the app provides categories for you to choose from. How much easier can it get?
A note on cost: Whenever I download an app, I usually take the free version and run with it. However, after using this app for a few days, I decided to pay for the full version, which includes unlimited recordings and a wider variety of background music. Worth it!