Mindbloom Is A Game That Rewards You For Living A Rich, Full Life

The Mindbloom Life Game gives you a fun and interactive way to work on your own motivations and personal goals and passions. Unlike a lot of self-improvement "games" that are gimmicks to help you build a to-do list, Mindbloom was designed to be fun, story-driven and useful at the same time.

When you play Mindbloom, you plant a tree that represents your life, with leaves that represent the different aspects of your life that are important to you. As you progress through the game, you have to decide what actions you can take that will nurture different parts of the tree based on the limited time and resources that you have. Once you've identified the areas of your life that are important to you, like your health, career, relationships, finances, spirituality and more, you can nurture your "life tree", which will then grow and develop in different ways based on how you water it and how much sun it gets.

This is where the self-help part comes in. In order to nurture the tree, you come with a list of things you want to do now or have always wanted to do and add them to a kind of personal development plan. For example, you can select from items already in the game that encourage things like healthier eating, exercise, calling your family or random acts of kindness.

Customise your personal plan with images and music, and then go into the real world and do the things you added to your list. As you perform real-world actions, you get points, achievements, badges and other in-game rewards for essentially doing the things you've always wanted to do anyway. As you play, you'll earn more rewards, and ideally the bigger benefit will be in your real, offline life.

Mindbloom [via VentureBeat]


Comments

    Sorry, this sounds like those airy fairy things that do-gooders and religious types do! In fact, I'd go as far as to say it sounds childish! Hey whatever floats your boat I guess, eh! #]

      What? You mean those airy fairy things that "do-gooders" do like actually living their lives? Surely they'd be better off doing what you do and become a ubiquitous presence in the comments section of the Allure Media webpages and offer their ignorant opinions on everything. For me, sir, I'd rather be a "do-gooder" than be a loser like yourself.

        "ubiquitous presence in the comments section"
        Being retired, I take great pleasure in the reading of and commenting on, the articles on 'two' of 'Allure media's' sites, not all, and on only about 10 or 15% of those articles! Really though, just because you disagree with my comments doesn't give you the faceless and cowardly right, to be so bloody ignorant and rude! I would bet that you are one of the 'Apple' Fanboys, that I've upset with my comments and regularly log in with a different name just to be a childish dick! If not, then I have no idea why you would need to get so bloody pissed off about something that has no effect on you or yours! Now get over yourself, you aren't that important in the scheme of things, and it is you that needs to get a life! How I live mine is of no consequence to you!

    Totally sending this link to my Mum - she's a success coach and this kind of thing would complement her coaching perfectly, I think!

    In therapeutic work, having a strong visual metaphor for concepts like goals/values and the such can be quite powerful. I could see this being a useful tool for therapists.

    Oh dear, it seems I've touched a nerve. It's apparent from the compounding invective in your response that I have possibly identified one of your insecurities. As I do not wish to exacerbate your apoplexy, I'll withdraw my comment that you are a loser. However, I'd suggest that to diminish the likelihood of such an epithet being applied to you in the future, you might wish to refrain from uttering such right-wing shibboleths as 'airy fairy' and 'do-gooder' when the intention of the article is genuine and positive. Your original comment does nothing to promote the worthiness of the article, or the application it refers to, but only to make you look like an insecure right-wing tool. That was what I should have said to you in my original reply. Have a good day, sir. PS Climate change is real and man-made.

      "However, I’d suggest that to diminish the likelihood of such an epithet being applied to you in the future"
      Hah, you couldn't even be honest enough to reply to my response directly! If you think that I'm going to change my comments to suit a childish little pissant like you, you have thoughts coming! Now go back home to mummy for your daily hug, Oh, and for Christ's sake grow up! You bore me now good bye!!

        Oh, your words have sliced me to ribbons! If nothing else, you're certainly an entertaining person (unlike boring old me - despite which you still find reason to respond to whatever I say). Anyhow, I'll say no more on the matter as I have no wish to distract you further. Now you can go back to listening to Alan Jones.

    Hmm - I'm calling double team trolling! (was i right?)

      Hey Skeptic, I'd call it World Championship Troll Extraction. I love Ecky's ability to pull the inner troll out of lots of people!

      Or maybe its only one person, forever changing their nom-de-troll!

      On an aside, I can picture Lauren's Mum, the success coach, having apoplexy and Gareth's therapist rubbing her hands with glee after receiving this article with its appended troll-fest!

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