Why Take2Minutes?

For students and young adults fighting negative thoughts, anxiety, and stress, Take2Minutes can change everything. Think of us as brief and effective brain hacks for happiness. .

Reprogram Your Mind

Our minds are predisposed to focus on the negative. Take2Minutes offers simple, brief, and effective solutions that train your mind to focus on the positive. Our proven exercises have been developed and tested by the world's leading experts in positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.


Improve Your Life

Students, young adults, and young professionals are busy. Our solutions are brief and effective. Those who use our activities report:

  • Better health
  • Better sleep
  • Better relationships
  • More joy
  • More optimism
  • Less depression
  • Less anxiety
  • Less stress

Free to Join - Free to Use

You can learn more about our activities here. When you join you will receive a link to an instructions page.

Upon joining you are immediately signed up for our free Social Positivity messaging service. With Social Positivity you will receive a positive text message at the time of your choosing and on the days you desire. You can also pause or stop the Social Positivity messaging by simply changing your delivery settings to no days. Once joined, whether you receive our daily Social Positivity messages or not, you will have access to all our other activities, which are being updated regularly. For instance, if you would like a brief guided meditation or a calming story through our Rest Request, you can simply ask for one.

If, for some reason, you do not like our service, you can stop at any time by simply texting stop to (717) 674-2779, or by signing in and inactivating your membership.

For Professionals

Are you a therapist, counselor, or academic professional? Maybe we can work together?

Many of our users have voiced interest in using our activities with their therapist and/or counselor. For instance, to be assigned activities through Take2Minutes to be done in between sessions. Then, at the next session they could look at the entries together and discuss.

If you are a therapist, counselor, or academic professional and may have interest in using Take2Minutes with your patients or students for free, we are interested in partnering with you. We are currently developing an option where participants can choose to share their data with professionals like you.

To learn more, and share your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas, click here and complete the short form.

How Are We Different?

Simply put, we have put everything into building the best system to help people find happiness. Here is how.

We are a Nonprofit

We created Take2Minutes as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to provide students, young professionals, and adults with the same short, evidence-based positive psychology exercises that have been proven to be effective in research studies.


We Use Text (SMS) for Message Delivery

This one is huge! Tools like ours only work if people use them. A recent study shows that 95% of people will read a text message within 3 minutes compared to only 24% that will read a notification from a mobile app. We built Take2Minutes to be used in the real world, not simply downloaded and then forgotten. Using text for messaging costs us MUCH more than notifications from an app, but we think a higher delivery rate and read rate is well worth the costs. Helping people be happy is what is important to us.


Free

We do not want to profit from the suffering of others. Our goal is to secure enough voluntary donations to keep Take2Minutes free for everyone to use.