18 ways to make your days calmer, happier, and more meaningful with Kai

Short for ‘Kairon’, Kai was considered the most noble of centaurs in Greek mythology. He was a teacher, healer, and mentor to many of the greatest Greek heroes and gods.

Our Kai combines artificial intelligence with science-backed self-care tools to provide you with daily training for building transformational habits.

If you’ve already signed up, you know that Kai loves sharing meaningful quotes. And if there’s one quote that best represents Kai’s reason for being, it’s this gem from American author, Annie Dillard:

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

Annie Dillard

Here are a few ways you can use Kai to shape your ideal day (and life!)

???? Morning Routine

Start your days off on a high note with powerful practices for positivity and focus. You can set up your own morning routine, or simply follow Kai’s lead.

???? Gratitude

They don’t call it the mother of all virtues for nothing – but we could all use a gentle reminder in the form of Kai’s daily gratitude prompts. Research from Harvard Medical School shows that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness, health, and resilience.

???? Breathing

Whether you’re feeling stressed, scattered, or low on energy, Kai offers a range of simple breathwork techniques to help you restore flow and balance.

???? Quotes

Kai curates insightful and inspiring quotes by thought leaders throughout the ages – from Seneca to Oprah. Topics include self-acceptance, resilience, courage, mindset, and love.

???? Nuggets of Wisdom

From the latest research in positive psychology to the ancient schools of Stoicism, Kai drops knowledge on the important matters of life.

???? One Thing

Entrepreneur and best-selling author Gary Keller notably asks: “What’s the ONE THING you can do such that by doing it everything else will become easier or unnecessary?” Remember to ask yourself this question every day to get laser focused (or just let Kai remind you).

???? Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements, which, said or asked repeatedly, can help us release and re-wire the self-limiting beliefs that we carry in our subconscious minds. Try practicing them daily with Kai and see what happens.

???? Journaling

Journaling is at the core of Kai’s practices – so most of your answers to Kai’s guided prompts are automatically noted as entries in your journal. You can reflect on these at any time by asking Kai to send you a private link.

???? Insights

Got a flash of insight or an idea you’d like to capture? Type it directly in the messaging app and ask Kai to add it to your journal.

????️ Support

Feeling low? Try sharing what’s on your mind with Kai. You’ll get meaningful questions to help direct you towards finding your own answers. Or at the very least, a sympathetic shoulder to cry on ????.

⏱️ Accountability

Research shows that having an accountability partner increases your likelihood of completing goals to 65%. And scheduling regular meetings with a partner to track progress spikes that likelihood up to 95%. Just tell Kai to check in on your progress at set days and times!

???? Focus Points

Is there a special goal on which you’d like to focus? Ask Kai to create a dedicated journal for it. Examples include a 5-year plan, a dream journal, or a food journal. Kai will automatically enrich it with related quotes and research.

???? Scheduling and Frequency

More breathwork? Less quotes? Make sure to tell Kai if you’d like to change the timing or frequency of any of your daily routines, so that they’re optimally aligned to fit your needs.

???? Evening Routine

As the day draws to a close, it helps to get in the habit of reflection and take note of any highlights or challenges. Let Kai be your guide or set up the evening routine that’s right for you.

Good Things

Kai helps you summarize the day with questions and reminders. Here are a few: What’s the most beautiful thing you saw today? And also: Don’t let the thoughts of self-doubt and chattering self-criticism slow you down. You will likely be your own worst critic.

???? Daily Growth

Shoshin, also known as ‘beginner’s mind’, is a Japanese Zen term that refers to the paradox of knowledge: the more you think you know, the less open you are to learning. Kai helps you cultivate beginner’s mind daily so you can stay humble, flexible, and open to true growth.

???? Sleep

Without recovery, there is no progress. Make the most of every waking moment by developing better sleeping habits with tips, tools, and breathing exercises for deep relaxation.

????‍♀️ Invite a Friend

Sharing is caring – especially when it comes to Kai. If you know someone who’s stressed out and could use some daily guidance on living a life that’s calmer, easier, and more meaningful, send them this link: Kai.ai
You’ll both feel better for it. ????

Wait, what about mindfulness?

Every interaction with Kai involves cultivating mindfulness, by changing the conversation you have with yourself to one that is kinder and more self-accepting.

According to mindful.org, “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. [It’s a…] quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.”

Kai is that access point. ☺️

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References

  • Death by Information Overload

    Harvard Business Review

  • 10 Steps to Conquering Information Overload

    Forbes

  • Cognitive Biases Cheat Sheet

    Medium

  • Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue?

    New York Times

  • Getting Things Done

    David Allen

  • Eat That Frog

    Brian Tracy

  • Personal Kanban

    Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry

Suggested
reading

  • Death by Information Overload

    Harvard Business Review

  • 10 Steps to Conquering Information Overload

    Forbes

  • Cognitive Biases Cheat Sheet

    Medium

  • Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue?

    New York Times

  • Getting Things Done

    David Allen

  • Eat That Frog

    Brian Tracy

  • Personal Kanban

    Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry

Mindful living articles

  • Death by Information Overload

    Harvard Business Review

  • 10 Steps to Conquering Information Overload

    Forbes

  • Cognitive Biases Cheat Sheet

    Medium

  • Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue?

    New York Times

  • Getting Things Done

    David Allen

  • Eat That Frog

    Brian Tracy

  • Personal Kanban

    Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry

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