Having trouble remembering your username and password? What if there was a way in which you could remember them and at the same time secretly benefit from? In Gretchen Rubin's book, The Happiness Project, she has a great idea for creating a username and password for any account.

Username and PasswordCredit: Salvatore Vuono

Think about your current usernames and passwords from various accounts that you use . Do they stimulate you in any way? Are they so automatic and meaningless because you type them over and over countless times? It’s easy to repeat them without even thinking about what you are typing because you run on automatic a lot during the day. But, what if you can change your attitude or even your life with a simple tip for choosing a memorable and beneficial username and password? What if this simple change could improve work morale?

Change Your Username and Password, Change Your Life!

A mantra is a word or phrase that motivates, encourages, calms or excites you. It’s a statement about who you are or who you would like to become or what you would like to have happen in your life. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, recommends that you use a mantra or meaningful statement for your usernames and passwords. According to positive psychology research, studies show that repeating positive words or mantras to yourself daily or multiple times throughout the day can have a subconscious effect on you as a person and on your life. In other words, you will bring positive events into your life just by thinking positive thoughts.

An affirmation or meditational phrase that relates to your specific account is more memorable than what you probably have now. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as the word or phrase benefits you in a positive way. When accessing your accounts, typing in a meaningful phrase lifts your attitude and secretly seeps into your subconscious. If repeated enough times, your mind begins to believe what you are typing and it becomes real for you.

Username and Password Example

Let's look at an example: Imagine you are creating a new username and password for work. You type your username in as “WorkIs”, and then type your password in as “Challenging”. Think about how often you access your work account. Is it one time a day, 10 times a day or 100 times a day? Now imagine typing in your username and password as “WorkIs" "Challenging” 100 times a day, every day for the next 10 years.

How do you think you feel after work each day? After one year? After those long, difficult 10 years? You can see that the phrase or mantra that you type in and say to yourself repeatedly can have a big impact on you that you don't even know about.

Now imagine that you keep your username as “WorkIs”, but change your password to “FunFilled”. Now you’re typing in “WorkIs" "FunFilled” 100 times a day, every day for another 10 years. Now how do you think you’ll feel about work?

Something as simple as a username and password might seem insignificant in our usual daily routine. However, as you can see from the example above, it can have more of an impact than you can imagine.

Try Out a Unique Username and Password

Try changing your username and password using the example above to come up with a positive mantra and see what happens. Feel free to post a comment if you begin to feel or see positive changes in your life with a username and password that you find yourself secretly benefitting from.