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Wednesday 8 April 2020

How happy are you?

Last week I started two online courses, one of which entitled "The science of well-being". Did you notice that in our very business oriented country, people tend to think that (all) our lifelong learning choices should be about our profession? When I told my best friend about following the most popular course at Yale University, I really liked her answer: "The more we understand about our life from now on, the easier we will live our years when older."
Her comment resonated very much with me, because indeed this course is about reflecting and learning more about what makes you happy and what could make the people close to you happier.

So today I would like to ask you how happy you consider yourself. Let aside the fact that it might be  a bit more challenging to think about happines with the high amount of uncertainty that we all currently have in our lives during the confinement. Close your eyes, think of a moment in time right before the Coronavirus crisis and answer (to yourself) the question.

What key words or images do you associate with happines in your life?
It is different for each one of us so there is no right or wrong answer.
On a scale of 1-5, how happy would you say you are?
If this exercise seems too difficult, I am happy to help you with two scientific measurement tools that I also used last week when starting my course.
1. PERMA survey - the name is an acronym for Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment, the first five dimensions which are being measured by this validated psychological instrument.
2. The authentic happiness inventory that will help you measure your overall well-being on a scale of 1-5.
What would be interesting would be to take again these surveys at the end of the confinement and compare the results. They will very likely look different that your results today.

I hope you enjoy this exercise, feel free to post your feedback.

#stayathome #measureyourhappiness #youarenotalone

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