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 nomadoftheuniverse

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, Buddhist, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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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.

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    • 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 🙂

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