Frequently asked questions

What is Happy Things?


Happy Things is an app designed to help you live a happier life! We take scientific and psychological principles and turn them into bite-size happiness practices; short, simple, diverse daily activities that you can easily fit into your busy life to increase happiness and wellbeing.




How often should I use the Happy Things app?


We recommend using Happy Things every day! The activities we suggest are simple and diverse, so every day you will have the opportunity to do something different, that will take no longer than a few minutes to complete. On top of daily activities, you can do a happiness check in once a week, to track your progress!




Can I invite my friends to use Happy Things?


Yes, and we recommend that you do! You can invite your friends to the app from the "Other Things" section, or share your daily daily activities with them from the main screen!




What is the science behind the app?


Most of the science we rely on is taken from Positive Psychology research, also known as "the science of happiness". Positive psychology has been described in many ways and with many words, but the commonly accepted definition of the field is this: “The scientific study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2008). Positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008).




How can I contact you for suggestions or questions?


Maintaining strong relationships is a key to a happy life, which is why we love to stay in touch with our users and hear from them! If you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, or even complaints 🙈 Please feel to contact us at - contact@happythings.app




Can I do more than one happy thing every day?


Absolutely! You can do as many activities as you'd like :)




What is the Happiness Check in?


You can read all about the Happiness Check in offered in the app here - https://www.happythings.app/checkin