By COLlive reporter
Is the U.S. presidential election stressing you out? Here’s a word of comfort: You are not the only one.
An ABC News poll found that 46 percent people agreed the election was a source of stress in their lives, Vox reports. Twenty three percent reported the election reported the stress was “serious.”
One Lubavitcher chossid is working to save you from that.
In line with the Rebbe’s directive to use every medium for good, Rabbi Zalman Goldberg developed a mobile app that encourages you to increase your trust in Hashem and be appreciated of the good things you are blessed with.
Based on his website GotBitachon.com, Goldberg films 1-minute videos of himself sharing an aneqdote, story or saying that having faith the the Creator and how things work out in life.
Goldberg, a resident of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, says that he was inspired by the Rebbe‘s teachings “that focusing on ‘besuros tovos’, good news, is a most powerful tool to make Bitachon a part of our life.”
“The Rebbe’s requested on many occasions, that people make a habit of notifying him regularly of their happy occasions and assured that it would lead to having a better perspective and more joyful life,” Goldberg told COLlive.com.
He says that people tend to focus more on negative things, while good things often pass but briefly through the mind.
“Writing good daily happenings to the Rebbe, reminds us what we have to be grateful for, reframes everything else as good from Hashem, and puts us in an accepting and proactive state of mind,” he says.
Goldberg reached out to Yossi Chanowitz, a one-man creative agency, who loved the idea and helped him button down the concept. “Within a week, Yossi had built out the app. We beta tested it, and the results blew us away,” he says.
An early beta user of BesurosTovos shared how using the app is helping him during a rough period of getting a new business off the ground: “My happiness used to be tangled up with my success—writing Besuros Tovos daily, gave me a more stable base of contentedness, which actually made me more focused, productive and better able to navigate the daily ups and downs.”
Another user, a young mother shares: “My life has changed for the better since I stopped spending my free time wistfully browsing other people’s lives on social media, and started noticing and sharing the good in my life with the Rebbe. I’m more grounded and productive now, and am less concerned with what other people think of me – now, the only person I have to regularly compare myself with is myself and my goals.”