How does it work? After you sign up on the website, Track Your Happiness sends you text messages 3-5 times a day asking questions like, “How happy are you right now?”, “How focused are you on your current task?”, “Do you want to do what you’re doing?”, “What time did you go to sleep last night?” The payoff for participating in the project is the Happiness Report, which are charts and graphs that help you figure out what aspects of your life cause you to feel happy, or not happy at all.
I learned that I’m happy when I’m actually doing work, writing, researching, playing with my daughter, and eating at restaurants with my family, but not so happy when I’m thinking about work, travelling, or excessively multitasking. I suppose I should put down this computer right now, take off my headphones, finish my dinner, and cuddle with the child in my lap. What makes you happy?
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