Resilience means staying curious, optimistic and motivated even in the face of the toughest challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health — by boosting physical and emotional well-being.
Resilience also helps you achieve your life goals — by strengthening your social support and increasing your stamina, willpower and focus. Every aspect of the game is designed to harness the power of positive emotions and social connection for live, feel, and act better.
SuperBetter is a free game, and you choose a goal you want to work towards. You add “quests” that you complete. As you complete a quest you earn points based on your mental, emotional, social, and physical resilience.
In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.