Tracking happiness can be both subjective and complex because it is inherently a personal and multifaceted experience. However, there are several metrics and indicators that researchers and individuals often use to gauge happiness and we will offer this to you based on your selection:
- Self-Reported Happiness: This is the most direct metric, obtained through the emoji selection where you will rate your overall happiness. This will capture your subjective assessment of well-being.
- Life Satisfaction: This involves evaluating different areas of life, such as personal relationships, work, health, and overall living conditions, to determine your satisfaction with their current life circumstances.
- Positive vs. Negative Affect: Tracking the frequency and intensity of positive emotions (like joy, pride, contentment) versus negative emotions (like sadness, anger, and anxiety) can provide insight into your emotional well-being.
- Fulfillment and Purpose: Measuring the extent to which you feel that your life is meaningful and that you are engaged in fulfilling activities can be a strong indicator of happiness.
- Psychological Well-being: This encompasses several aspects, such as self-acceptance, personal growth, positive relations with others, purpose in life, environmental mastery, and autonomy, all of which contribute to your overall happiness.