As part of the positive psychology class that I am taking, I learned about this web site created by the happiness researcher Barbara Fredrickson. It allows you to measure your ‘positivity ratio’ daily, track it for 2 weeks and make adjustments to your life accordingly. Barbara Fredrickson says that from her research this ratio should be 3-2-1 (3 positive experiences to 1 negative, daily). This is being debated by other scientists, but nevertheless this tool provides quite an interesting perspective. As a result, you could:
introduce more opportunities to be grateful, or start a meditation practice, or start volunteering and giving more frequently, and then track your positivity ratio and see if it changes—see how those steps make a difference in your life
We track our diet and fitness in apps, why not happiness? Interesting approach!