MindHabits
March 26, 2008 7:47 PM   Subscribe

MindHabits : The game that helps you love yourself? Via.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (26 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
"I think this site just got filtered."

*dons shades, crosses black leather boots up on table*

"Metafiltered."



...or maybe they're just getting a lot of traffic from appearing on npr like they say but it sounds so much cooler this way guys
posted by Rhaomi at 8:03 PM on March 26, 2008


Because of slow access, I cannot attain stress reduction or a confidence boost at this time. After all ... tomorrow is another day.
posted by lukemeister at 8:05 PM on March 26, 2008


Rhaomi: David Caruso in CSI Miami?
posted by zardoz at 8:09 PM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I guess the task of helping you love yourselves falls to me now? *sigh* I knew this would happen. Just not quite like this.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:12 PM on March 26, 2008


YEAAAAAHHHH!
posted by sonic meat machine at 8:12 PM on March 26, 2008


zardoz: "Rhaomi: David Caruso in CSI Miami?"

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!
posted by Rhaomi at 8:14 PM on March 26, 2008


Is this the thread where people post about loving themselves, and then other people read that and start loving themselves as well? Because I do not want to be in that thread.
posted by eddydamascene at 8:19 PM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I guess the task of helping you love yourselves falls to me now?

Ambrosia Voyeur,
With your great contribution index comes great responsibility.
posted by lukemeister at 8:19 PM on March 26, 2008


I'm pretty sure I spend too much time loving myself already.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:22 PM on March 26, 2008


What happened to "Everyone needs a hug"?
posted by lukemeister at 8:23 PM on March 26, 2008


Learning to love yourself is the greatest lag of all.
posted by flabdablet at 8:30 PM on March 26, 2008


The game is actually kind of fun. But you don't need the software to play. When you are walking about in the world, just look for the smiling faces. When you find one, give yourself a point. Smiling back is optional, but nice to do.
posted by dylan20 at 8:47 PM on March 26, 2008 [4 favorites]


You know, I find it somehow creepy to play a set of games called "MindHabits," "MindTraining," "MindTracker," and so on. It feels like voluntary brainwashing.
posted by sonic meat machine at 8:59 PM on March 26, 2008


*NOTE* Due to large traffic from NPR story, our website is very slow. If you experience slow access, please return later or tomorrow. Many apologies, we are working on the problem!

MeFi effect... hmph!
posted by not_on_display at 9:05 PM on March 26, 2008


I know my self too well for that.

Stupid self.
posted by homunculus at 9:20 PM on March 26, 2008


not_on_display, Take solace in the fact that before this posting, that notice was not up!

sonic meat machine, I find it somehow creepy that these commercials are stuck in my... mind... whenever I read anything that starts with "mind."
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:34 PM on March 26, 2008


So is this the bookend to the ceiling cat papercraft?
posted by maxwelton at 9:58 PM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Comment not intended as snark... I figured that had happened. (I take solace. Also Rhaomi's comment was much better than mine. 'At'll teach me to read the comments before clickity-commenting!)
posted by not_on_display at 9:59 PM on March 26, 2008


I don't suppose anyone knows of a mirror of the demo?
posted by Dave Faris at 10:30 PM on March 26, 2008


I think this is the same game, though I'm not sure.
posted by recursion at 11:28 PM on March 26, 2008


OK, snarkyness (sp?) aside, what's the story with this?
Is it for realzs? I mean, is there some sorta story and tests behind this?
I played the games, pretty fun, like Dr. Mario or something but with happy faces. Is there a bunch of clinical tests that prove this will make me happy.
I mean, I'm a crack-whore for online tests and all, but kinda was lost as to what the goal was and how I would know I had saved Zelda.
posted by MrPants5000 at 12:12 AM on March 27, 2008


After about two minutes clicking on smiley faces, I wanted to find a way to either turn them into frowny faces or to punch them in their smug, self-satsified teeth. Couldn't, got bored, kicked a puppy, came to snark.

I feel much better.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 12:19 AM on March 27, 2008


All I get is a blank page. Trying not to take it personally. Difficult.
posted by waraw at 6:58 AM on March 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's surprisingly pleasant.
posted by Flunkie at 10:18 PM on March 27, 2008


hey, I deselected "subscribe me to the mailing list" on the download page and I still got signed on anyway. sneaky.

Reach Out Central does something similar, and it's free.
posted by divabat at 10:56 PM on March 27, 2008


I did all the trackers and I don't feel any different. It wasn't boring in a terribly negative way, but I felt like I didn't get anything out of it. Not really something I'd bother with again.

Then again, I'm not particularly stressed to begin with, and I don't have low confidence. Maybe it's more noticeable then.
posted by Nattie at 10:57 PM on March 27, 2008


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