In this blog I've been referring to platforms and tools which I find engaging and interesting, and especially useful as learning tools.
Recently I came across a project called Track Your Happiness. The purpose is to undertake research into people's happiness by studying what factors affect people's happiness in their daily lives. Participants need to be over 18 of age and answer a set of questions which are sent to them everyday. After 50 responses, participants are sent their report on how their happiness varies.
There are times when I do wonder whether all the technology that surrounds us today affects our ability to be happy in life. Collaborating, sharing, connecting with others, are important for us to learn but I also believe that as a human being, we also need time to reflect. It is only after quiet periods of self-reflection that one is able to give back to a community, to become a positive and active member of that community once again.
As social participants in both off-line and on-line communities, perhaps we need to recapture ourself from the constant fast-paced life and techno-noise that we all regularly experience. In our ever increasing roles, stepping back and reflecting become equally important and essential to our well-being and state of happiness.
If you do track your happiness, I wish you fulfillment in your discovery of whether you are indeed happy or not.
It's not that difficult really.
It begins with a smile.
And making the simple choice of being happy.
Do you think that technology has made us happier today compared to the past?