My Daily Mindset Health Alexa Skill

Introducing My Daily Mindset—Health's Newest Alexa Skill

We could all use a little positive thinking and self love.

2020 was a year for the history books, and many of us experienced increased stress and anxiety. Whether it was a sudden shift in our daily routine (Zoom fatigue, anyone?), increased responsibilities (full-time employee, full-time parent, IT support, head chef, and more), or the sad and lasting impacts of the pandemic, we all needed a little positive thinking and self-love.

That's why Health Magazine and Health.com introduced our newest interactive, voice-enabled Alexa Skill: My Daily Mindset. This 14-day affirmation journey helps you start thinking happier, healthier thoughts. To get started, enable the skill. Then say, "Alexa, open My Daily Mindset" to any Amazon Echo speaker or Alexa-enabled device (including the app on your phone!), and come back daily for new content.

The best part? You don't need any experience to give this a try—all you need is a few minutes, an Alexa smart speaker or app, and an open mind. This skill is compatible with both audio-only and screen devices.

Just say "Alexa, Open My Daily Mindset" to start your 14-day affirmation journey and think healthy thoughts, every day!

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For Alexa-enthusiasts (or anyone looking to get more out of their smart speaker), we also recommend adding My Daily Mindset to your Alexa Routine. Affirmations are most effective when repeated each day, but we know it can be difficult to remember to return daily. Routines are a great way to automate your news, weather, and traffic updates, and prompt experiences like My Daily Mindset with one simple invocation every morning (or evening!). Here's how to create a Routine and add this skill:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap More in the bottom right, then select Routines.
  3. Hit the + button to create a new routine.
  4. Select the top button (Enter routine name) to name your routine, e.g. Mornings.
  5. Select When this happens to set up your trigger. You can select Voice to set a trigger phrase, e.g. "Alexa, start my day." You can also set routines to start at a specific time or in a certain location.
  6. Select Add action to add a task, skill, or action to your routine. To add My Daily Mindset, scroll down, select Skills, and then Your Skills. From there, you can select My Daily Mindset and then hit next.
  7. Once you've added all the actions that you'd like to be part of your new routine, you can hold down and drag them to set their order.
  8. Then, under From, you can choose your device.
  9. When you're done, just select Save in the top right corner, and you're good to go!

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