It’s about taking incredibly simple, actionable steps that will help you become a happier you. It’s easy to think that in order to be more happy you just need to get a promotion, or find that new job, or reach some other milestone. But interestingly, the science of positive psychology says that’s not how it works. Instead we can take small actions inside of our life that will help us become happier, and once we’re happier we’ll then be more productive at work. Interesting right? Alright, ready for the challenge?
How often do you take a moment to really think about your happiness? In the 21 day happiness challenge we’ll ask you to do this once per day. Each morning we’ll send you a simple email that asks you to pause and think about your current level of happiness, then we’ll chart it for you on what we call the HappyGraph.
Throughout the 21 days you’ll be introduced to three practices: mindfulness, savoring, and gratitude - all of which have been scientifically proven to improve happiness.
After 21 days we’ll ask you to look back at your HappyGraph and reflect on the last 3 weeks. How did your happiness change? Did you learn new skills you can integrate into your life?
What’s a superhero? A superhero is the person at work that we all wish we could be. They’re incredibly productive, less stressed, and the science even shows that they’re healthier. 1 out of 10 people are superheros.
Most of us (7 out of 10) are zombies. Zombies just get by, they’re not incredibly inspired by the work they’re doing and they’re certainly not very productive. The good news is there are things you can do to improve your happiness, and become a Superhero - that’s what this challenge is about.
So what’s a supervillain? This is the worst of the group, and 20% of those in the workforce fall into this camp. If you’re a supervillain you’re what’s called actively disengaged. This means you’re so unhappy at work that you’re actually spreading the negativity to your co-workers.