This is a 10-part series that I am calling Resources of Recovery. And as the title suggests, I’m going to gather resources that have helped me with my recovery or that I think may help others with theirs. In this collection of parts, I will give a short summary of whatever I’m covering and why I believe they help. Thank you for investing time out of your schedule to read and look into these and I hope you enjoy.

 

Today, I am covering Gamifying Your Life. Alright, so what exactly is Gamification? Well it’s defined meaning is; “the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.” As the definition suggests, below are some resources on games (e.g. apps, websites, books, videos, blogs, etc), that help you in specific tasks (e.g. habit tracker, fitness, music, dancing, writing, and recovery etc.)

 

In this day and age gaming is essential part of many young-- and young at hearted lives. With vast new worlds being in view and even engaging due to the ability to make your own story and participate in the actions of the character, it was a true revolution in how stories could be told. So, it’s no wonder that games would advance in the real world for one to live their lives and perform their tasks. Combining fun with our day to day chores became a whole ‘nother view of Mary Poppin’s “spoonful of sugar helping the medicine go down”. And bringing back childhood to even the grown.  This is why I believe this helps recovery.

 

Habits, Tasks, & To-Dos

Habitica: Gamify Your Life - site - iOs -android

Bounty Tasker

Qwestr

Task Towers

LifeRPG

Epic Win iOS - android

Kingelf Habit RPG

Habit Tycoon

Chore Wars

Superbetter site - iOS - android

 

Health

 

Healthy Eating & Hydration

Aloe Bud

Plant Nanny - iOS - android

Rare Candy

 

Fitness

Zombies, Run! - iOS - android

Run an Empire - iOS - android

Fit For Battle

Dungeon Run

Fat Kingdom

Pokemon Go - iOS - android

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite [Coming Soon in 2019]

Fitness RPG - iOS - android

Kameetures

Steppr

Walkr - iOS - android

Wokamon - iOS - android

Nerd Fitness - site - iOS - android

 

Mental Health

Bad Habit

Peak - iOS - android

Mission Me - iOS - android

DareMe - iOS - android

Hops: Journey of Tree Spirit

 

Creativity

Minecraft

Lego Worlds

Rocksmith

Kinect Disney Fantasia

Kinect Just Dance Games

Write Or Die - site - iOS

Fighter's Block

4thewords

Writing.com Apps

 

Finances & Business

Fortune City iOS - android

Gamifier - iOS - android

QuestLife - iOS - android

 

Other Media

 

Books

Level Up Your Life By Steve Kamb

Reality is Broken By Jane McGonigal

5 Must-Read Books on Gamification

 

Articles/Blogs

LEVEL UP YOUR SELF CARE WITH HABITICA AND TAKE THIS

Gamify all my Behaviors, Please!

Gamify Your Mental Health: 10 Simple Tools For Gamers & Geeks

Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design

10 Ways to Gamify Your Life Today

How to Level Up In Life – Turn Your Life Into a Game by MARELISA

Gamified Nutrition

Design Experiment: How I Gamified My Life by Mriganka Bhuyan

How to Gamify Your Life by WikiHow

Adapting Habitica for Anxiety and Depression by Habitica Wiki

Habitica for self-care & personal projects by Jennifer Parsons

Playing at Being Motivated: Habitica for Writers by Cat Rambo

Habitica for Writers by Shannon Lawerance of The Warrior Muse

Caring for the Mind: Guilds for Mental Health and Wellness by BEFFYMAROO

Habitica Wiki

THERAPEUTIC AND MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED GAMES

GAMIFYING MUSIC INSTRUCTION - PART 1: WHY “FUN” IS NOT A DIRTY WORD. - PART 2: FLIPPING THE FUN-WORK BALANCE

 

Videos/Youtube

The Gamified Life

How To Gamify Your Life by Malcolm

HabitRPG PSA! Gamify your life by Enmoshin

Habitica Mini-Course by Scott Duffy

Using Video Games to Improve Your Life! By Penguin Company

How to Turn Your Life Into a Video Game by How to ADHD

Habitica Gamifies your Habits - Habit Tracking - Daily Tracking by Lawrence He

Our Gamified World




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