Pocket-sized Positivity


You can’t buy happiness, but these apps might help get you pretty close- For free!

Amanti Brown-Mitchell | Reporter


Are you feeling overwhelmed with the new school year? New teachers, students, classes? Are you looking for a way to improve your habits, or help create a healthier mindset for yourself? According to the non-profit Mental Health America, 50% of mental health problems start by the age of 14. Going back to school can be an incredibly stressful time for teenagers and simply “trying to have a positive and motivated” mindset can be very difficult. Thankfully there are a number of different apps that provide help at your fingertips. 


Headspace finds ways to help you reduce stress and teaches meditation and mindfulness and teaches many other techniques on how to manage stress and anxiety and much more! According to Camille Manary, senior, the app helps you “to relax and is an easier way to fall asleep at night it calms my thoughts down.” Headspace has 4.9 out of 5 star rating, this app also has many other features you can do for your own liking.It can help you on the road of positivity! 


Motivation quotes sends inspirational quotes anytime you want! It sends great positive messages during throughout the day. It’s mobile friendly for any device, and according to Madi M, “I know whenever I’m feeling down I can get on the app and look at the quotes and different resources on the app and it makes me feel more positive and put me in a better mindset”. Motivation quotes has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating!  You can Customize your own categories for anything you’re going through at the time; when you’re going through hard times, achieving your goals, getting inspired and much more!


Fabulous-daily planner gives advice and helps to build new healthy habits! You can pick a goal and fabulous gives you steps daily to help you! According to Dina A. She wanted more motivation for her work out journey she’s says “whenever I first started exercising I wasn’t feeling in powered but I soon I first started using the app it help me recognize that I need to exercise and be happier” also reminds you to exercise and drink water ! Fabulous has a 4.6 out of 5 rating, this can remind and help you reach your goals!