Chatting with Shim is like talking to a wise friend.
Shim helps you in three ways:
Shim helps you to take a break and devote your time to thoughts you feel good about. It can be about what you appreciate about yourself, what your nearest and dearest mean to you or what you are grateful for in this moment. By talking to Shim you get better at observing the positive things in life.
Don't forget the good things you have thought about, you have experienced and you have heard from others! Shim helps you remember reflections you have made. You can open Shim every day and be reminded of something that is meaningful to you.
Even if we know what our loved ones mean to us we don't always express our thoughts and feelings. Shim guides you to do just this. If your loved ones also use Shim, you can easily share thoughts and memories with each other.
Psychological research has shown that regularly reflecting on what you are grateful for can have a great impact on your emotional well-being.
A pilot study on Shim carried out in collaboration with the University of Linköping showed that those who talked to Shim regularly for two weeks experienced higher emotional well-being and lower stress levels than the control group. Read more.
After talking to Shim for a week,of our users report that they start seeing their lives in a more positive way.
Of all the time you spend with your phone, what is it you think is valuable and meaningful? Those of us who build Shim have been inspired by the Time Well Spent movement that encourages people to reflect about how they use technology and make conscious decisions about how much time they spend on apps and services. Read more.