Measure how happy you are daily. Then improve your positivity diet

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!

About lolkin

Nomad of the Universe, sailing through the unknown, learning to be happy and give happiness back
This entry was posted in learn, lifehacking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Measure how happy you are daily. Then improve your positivity diet

  1. Sketchpacker says:

    Interesting idea! I guess happiness is like a muscle – the more you exercise it deliberately the fitter and stronger it becomes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lolkin says:

      Absolutely Sketchpacker! It’s about awareness too. I thought I was reasonably happy lately, however the test showed slightly otherwise. Food for thought and action – need more happiness inducing activities in my life 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Any thoughts, comments?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.