Any national government that attempts to move from simple well-being measurements to actual policy applications that will deal with increasing well-being will face many challenges.
Many initiatives in the 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report face these challenges head-on, by bringing well-being monitoring closer to policymakers. They do this by producing shorter and more communicative dashboards of indicators, which are also timed to go in line with strategic decisions.
It is an essential first step as it can raise awareness and shape public dialogue. However, it mostly remains in the domain of measurement.
People place considerable emphasis on the feeling of happiness, and it can thus serve as a significant motive for decisions in education, travel, recreation, profession, health, and charity.
This impulse we all have that makes us seek a happier and more rewarding life echoes in the role of government. Many of the areas of life governments look to improve have arisen because they influence our overall happiness and well-being.
The well-being of employees is confident in itself, but most employers want to know if there are any benefits connected to it – benefits that will serve the employees’ productivity and the performance of the firm.
All of this is due to the apparent fact that improving the well-being of employees is a resource-intensive affair.
Healthcare already works for the betterment of humankind; its goal is to improve and extend the lives of all humans. However, the problem in healthcare today lies significantly in the way it uses the resources it has available.
Both the amount of resources and how they are used is essential.
Creating happiness in communities and entire nations is not an easy thing to achieve, but by using specific ways that will carefully work to alter policies, countries can undoubtedly open the doors to happiness.
It takes us through several ‘how to’ lessons or stages that discuss successful happiness policies. Let’s take a better look into each one, as all of them combined will help us find out the secrets to opening the doors to happiness.
We all have vastly different experiences of the world. It comes from the diversity among us. Everyone experiences everything distinctly due to their unique selves, their views, skills, and a lot more.
Sometimes these differences can even reach some extremes like, for example, people who have facial dysmorphia. Their entire view of the world is different because of their condition through which they have a warped perception of their face. What these people see is next to unimaginable for people without the disorder.
Wearables have been on the market for quite some time and have shown to be of great use in many ways. The technology behind them is continually improved, and we will probably get to a point where a wearable will have specific transformative powers.
However, we are here today to discuss a wearable that has come the closest to making exact transformative change for the person wearing it – the Oura ring, a wearable designed to help you improve your sleep and sleeping habits, as well as improve your overall psychological well being.
Sleep Can Change Everythingdeveloping how we learn.
How the Education System Is Using VR and AR Technology
Virtual reality (VR) has been in use for some time now and recently has become accessible to a wide range of people with different means. VR headsets are cheaper than ever before, and many people can afford them. Plus, there’s now an enormous range of applications and things to do with VR.
One of these is education, and this article will show you how VR will change the way we learn, as it is already developing how we learn.
How the Education System Is Using VR and AR Technology
We, humans, are a strange creature – we crave stability, yet we often get bored by it. In turn, we desire uncertainty because we deeply know that in it lies the seed to opportunity, the path to success. No leader in the history of humanity has ever managed to do great things, to bring about the betterment of our species by sticking to the known, to the comforts of security.
We know that we have to follow uncertainty even though it frightens us, but we are scared of all the uncomfortable and unexpected things that might come with it. We always think that it can quickly happen that we’ll end up being hurt by them.
With the 1st World Happiness Agora fast approaching, we realize more and more why conscious leadership is crucial to aligning all our efforts. Conscious leadership is needed to help unite our actions to create a happier and more peaceful world.
From March 18th to the 22nd, 2019, scientists, founders, artists, business leaders, researchers and activists will share their brightest ideas about the future of happiness, about the way we can realize a thriving future, for all.
Loneliness is the plague of the modern world. It leads to less happiness in every human being. Being humans, we strive to belong; we strive to be a part of something. We are eager to be connected to others. There are those who think that they are better off by themselves, but that can never be the case.
Staying isolated can never achieve anything. It is the first thing that every leader should know because a leader’s primary motivation should always be their people. No matter what kind of a leader you are, your people should be your top priority. The value they give to you and your movement/business/brand cannot be measured. Everything else comes on its own after acknowledging your peoples’ value to you.
The world we live in is a volatile one. Even though these are probably the most peaceful times we ever had in the history of humanity, with the fewest impoverished people and a lot more that’s equally good, it’s still a volatile period.
It is still an age filled with a lot of problems that need to be taken care of – global warming, a massive gap between the rich and poor, and much more.
The lack of happiness at work has been stressing many leaders and workers alike. It’s quite hard finding a way to make people happy while they work when they view work itself as a problem.
First of all, it’s worth noting that happiness at work is the essential mission every leader should have if they want their organization or company to succeed. Research shows that most millennials agree that happiness is vital at work, and the next generation is also of a similar opinion. With such a change in the way of thinking of the majority of the world, leaders need to adjust.
Many companies are seeing the benefits of having a Chief Happiness Officer and of making sure that happiness is one of the main things that needs to rule the office.
These companies are also aware that it’s necessary to have a program at work that will act as a sort of guideline on making sure that happiness is at the highest possible level among the entire workforce.
In this article, we will talk about self-managed workplaces and their benefits for both the company and its leader.
Remember that such workplaces exist because they are efficient, and they enable their leaders to be happier. Additionally, such a system allows the employees to be more satisfied as well – precisely because they are allowed to manage themselves.
Do you know about a freedom-based lifestyle? If you don’t. It’s time you found out because this is one of the few ways people can reach true and lasting happiness.
With a freedom-based lifestyle, you get to be happy and still live a rich, fulfilled, worry-free life. Before we explain all the rewards you get from this unique and special type of life, let’s first define what this lifestyle is and how it works.
Addictions and bad habits are a tricky beast – they are often tough to overcome. Yes, drug addiction is undoubtedly the worst, but that’s not the only form of addiction.
It comes in many shapes and forms, and there are a lot of things in life that can be considered addictive.
We all need a lot of willpower to overcome a bad habit or an addiction. However, there are ways to do it, and here we talk about the best method for managing and recovering from addiction – mindfulness.
The modern age has done a lot for our living standards and our health. The last couple of decades have brought more positive changes to our health than any other periods in history combined.
We’ve dominated many terrible diseases. We’ve learned a lot about our brain and mental issues. Many things about our bodies and minds were stigmatized and discarded. We have changed, and we are no longer doing this which is resulting in greater lifespans.
In a long series of articles, we’ve discussed education, the best models to use, how to improve the well-being of everyone involved, and overall, how the future of education should look.
With this article, we aim to give an overview of all the key points we talked about and show you the underlying themes of well-being, mindfulness, and happiness in all of them. These are the concepts in which we fully believe and wish for the world to implement in their education systems, as well as beyond. Only through happiness for all can we hope to create a better world for humanity.
Many agree that the entire school system needs changing. Some countries like Finland are already evolving their education for the better.
All of those who are changing it and those who are paving the way for future evolution, agree on many things, especially when it comes to the well-being and happiness of the students.
However, happy students are not enough; we need to include the teachers as well. Every part of the chain that is the school system needs to change if we want the students to be the future leaders and others who will change the world.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already starting to reshape the world in many different areas. The applications of this seemingly futuristic technology are beginning to appear in many different industries and sectors of life.
However, AI is yet to start affecting education in a more significant way, but we are towards that. The use of AI in education will necessitate the development of soft skills as AI will aim to take over everything else.
For a very long time, most of the world has used many education models, all of which based on learning through memory and rationalization. This system has served us for a very long time, and it has improved literacy levels all around the world.
However, this system has proved to be ineffective, especially in the modern age, as it’s no longer enough, and unable to impart knowledge and improve skills of students. What’s more, it’s failing to address the happiness and overall well-being of students and teachers alike.
The Nordic nations’ education and especially the Finnish system are well known to all in the education sector and beyond. Its benefits are great and numerous, and it has continually shown its supremacy over other nations’ education systems.
With this article, we aim to adequately explain the Finnish model, why it is so successful, and why the entire world should strive to either emulate or improve upon it.
Changing education for the better is not a simple task that can be accomplished overnight. It can’t even be done in several years. Plus, we need new ways of thinking, new systems that can enable us to achieve such an enormous change.
This text is here to tell you that we might already be there. We already have two systems that might be the ones to change education and the world. If not that, they are indeed bringing us closer to a more finalized solution.
The central education systems across the globe have many shortcomings, most of which stem from the fact that they focus on the development of the academic side of a person, not their whole being.
Many of them are good, but at the end of the day, their primary goal is to graduate students who meet the necessary academic standards. It completely disregards the children’s well-being and happiness – both of which enable a person to be a better learner, thus turning into a great human being who brings more good to the world.