Look right now at the top of your screen. Do you have an endless number of tabs? Do you go on Facebook or Twitter or Buzzfeed looking for a distraction only to come off feeling even more bored and numb? Only to do it again a few minutes later...?
YOMO is that healthy distraction you may be looking for.
One minute of your time, one minute of your day, to listen to a podcast that changes every day. Before we tell you more about it, first we want to tell you why we want to do all this!
We are currently a team participating at Lifehack Labs, New Zealand's first social innovation lab! We started by looking at ways to improve youth wellbeing through technology. The more we delved into the research and market validation, the more we found out how quick simple moments in a day add up to change your views and thoughts in the long term. And how truly important aspects like taking notice and being connected contribute to your overall wellbeing!
An idea we absolutely loved was the fact that one positive individual can spread that positivity to potentially three degrees of separation - basically all of NZ! (Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, 2014).
But how does this even relate to YOMO?
Bridging the gap between productivity and wellbeing is a completely unknown space - and this is exactly where we want to explore and achieve! The content we create for YOMO will be based on research (with a bit of creative license) that we believe will improve your wellbeing, slowly but steadily, one day at a time. How? By creating useful and interesting distractions based on the learnings of positive psychology.
And the kicker? It will be just for one minute each day and you won't know what tomorrow is going to bring.
So what will you be funding?
So basically we are asking for your help to launch YOMO beta, where we create seven unique and vibrant podcasts to last each day of the week. Our dream is to create 365 for each day of the year and then so much more! But for starters, we want to take you through the best seven minutes of distraction you've ever had.
And as a sneak preview, here is a glimpse into the first podcast we have already created! With a professional voice actor and a freshly produced backing track, we present your one minute of the universe.
We have been heavily developing the idea of YOMO with our awesome team of 9 people over the last 5 weeks with help from a bunch of mentors from all over New Zealand.
We are currently creating the YOMO landing page which will feature our first podcast and will be emailed to you the second we launch!
Risks and challenges
There is a risk that our team may be killed by Earthquake - we are based in Wellington after all.
On a less serious note, YOMO is the first of its kind. We want to deliver a product that takes you away to an amazing place for that one minute of your day. We don't know if one week is enough to make you more productive and make you spend less time on Facebook. But we absolutely believe in the long run it can. We want to involve you, the first users, in the discussion about YOMO's future so that it can become the product that we all would want.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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