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In the developed world, the population as a whole is unhappier and unhealthier than perhaps ever before. We are seeing a global health and happiness crisis of sorts.
According to Daniel Goleman, author of the book Emotional Intelligence, “Each successive generation worldwide since the opening of the twentieth century has lived with a higher risk than their parents of suffering a major depression— not just sadness, but a paralyzing listlessness, dejection, and self-pity, and an overwhelming hopelessness.”
Likewise, an estimated 70% of deaths worldwide are due to chronic diseases. Diseases that can be largely managed or even prevented with healthy lifestyle choices.
These statistics make it clear that we are heading in the wrong direction, and are in desperate need of a way to improve happiness, health, and overall well-being.
There is unfortunately, no easy fix for this situation, but I did have an idea about how I could do my part to help people move in the right direction.
That’s why I’ve put together The Happy.Healyhy.Whole Workbook & Planner [AD].
Read on to learn how this product came to be, how it will benefit YOU, and how you can get your hands on a copy for yourself!
How The Happy.Healthy.Whole Project Came To Be
My Spark Of Inspiration
I think it is fair to say that 2020 has been a very rough year for everyone, starting in about mid-March. My 2020, got off to a bad start a little earlier than that, pretty much as soon as it got started, actually.
On January 2nd, 2020 I suffered an accident at work which has so far required one surgery, and may yet require another. As of this writing I have been out of work for almost 11 months with these injuries. Unfortunately, this was my second work injury in about 2 years time… So I started to think about making a big change in my life.
That is when I came across Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.
This New York Times best selling book is about a personal growth project in which the author attempted to become happier by making small changes to her habits and life over the course of a year.
Every month, Gretchen Rubin chose a part of her life to work on – for example energy, marriage, parenting, friendships, hobbies etc. and during each month she made 8 resolutions designed to improve that part of her life.
At the end of the 12-month project Gretchen reported that she felt significantly happier despite only making small changes.
She didn’t do anything drastic like quitting her job, leaving her husband, moving to a new city, or losing any weight. Yet, with consistent effort towards making small but meaningful changes, she did become happier!
Starting My Own Project
I was really inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project, and felt moved to try my own project.
The book The Happiness Project was Gretchen Rubin’s personal account of her own project, not a how-to manual. She does give a small amount of guidance on how to start your own happiness project in her book, but I found myself wanting more.
I wanted a guide about how to set up and carry out my own project. I wanted a step-by-step workbook that would help me figure out where to start, what to focus on, how to set goals and make plans in a way that would help me actually stick to them.
But, after much searching, I determined that, unfortunately, there wasn’t anything like this available. So I decided to make my own project. However, there were a few things that I wanted to do differently….
First and foremost, I wanted to focus not only on happiness, but on overall wellness, well-being, and quality of life.
I feel that in order to be truly happy, we must take a holistic approach to happiness. It’s hard to be happy if you are chronically unhealthy, lonely, lacking in confidence, or have any other major part of your life out of order.
I wanted to make sure that I was really digging deep and addressing all of the things that really mattered to long term-happiness rather than just scratching the surface, or spending time on things that were superficial.
How I Developed The Happy.Healthy.Whole Project
Before starting my own project, I spent months reading and pouring over all the latest research on positive psychology, and revisiting my lessons on Behavior Change from my Master’s Degree in Exercise and Wellness.
From the months of research that I conducted, I put together a project for myself which I called “The Happy.Healthy.Whole Project”.
What Exactly Is The Happy.Healthy.Whole Project?
Simply put, The Happy.Healthy.Whole Project (HHWP) is a framework I designed to improve my everyday habits and thought-processes in a way that would result in long-term, sustainable increases in happiness, health, and overall well-being.
For my personal Happy.Healthy.Whole Project (HHWP), I was interested in finding my calling, continuing to develop a growth mindset, recovering from my surgery, strengthening my relationships, and achieving more work-life balance. These are the things that I identified in my own life that were opportunities for increasing my overall happiness and well-being, long-term.
Documenting My Happy.Healthy.Whole Project
Since starting my own HHWP, I have been documenting my progress in a series of blog posts, for all to see.
On October 8th, I passed 1,000 comments on my blog. It took me just over 6 months to get there. Now, just one and a half months later, my blog has over 1,700 comments! I really saw a huge uptick in the comments and blog traffic when I started posting about my Happy.Healthy.Whole Project regularly.
People started getting more engaged. They were definitely commenting more, and I started seeing the same people coming back regularly to check on my progress, and cheering me on as I worked towards the goals that I had laid out in my HHWP.
I got a lot of great feedback from people who said that Covid-19 has reminded them that they need to reprioritize their health, and that they could really benefit from their own Happy.Healthy.Whole Project to make 2021 a better year.
Well, I have been listening, and I have decided to share my Happy.Healthy.Whole Project with you!
Introducing The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner
On November 30th, at noon Pacific Standard Time (PST), I will be launching my first digital product – The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner [AD]! Read on for what it includes, and how to get your hands on one!
What Is Included With The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner?
The Happy.Healthy.Whole (HHW) Workbook & Planner is a digital product that can be downloaded, printed out, and completed as you set up and carry out your own HHWP!
The HHW Workbook & Planner includes:
- An assessment to help you figure out which parts of your life could benefit the most from a HHWP.
- An activity to help you reflect on what a fulfilling life means to you.
- Instructions on how to write your own personal set of rules to help support your new goals and lifestyle.
- 12 monthly goal setting and action planning worksheets.
- 12-monthly of habit trackers.
- Weekly goal progress check-in sheets for 1 year.
- And most importantly, a step-by-step framework including directions for how to set-up your own personal Happy.Healthy.Whole Project!
11 Benefits Of Using The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner
The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner:
- Focuses on overall well-being, rather than just happiness which improves overall well-being and quality of life.
- Helps you identify your weaknesses so that you can spend your time working on the things that will give you the most bang for your buck.
- Allows for a high level of personalization so that the project serves YOUR needs, thereby increasing it’s effectiveness.
- Provides organization and structure for your goals, with an overarching and cohesive plan.
- Helps you start where you’re at and build up from there, so that getting started is less intimidating.
- Encourages you reflect on what is and isn’t working so you can learn faster and overcome barriers, decreasing frustration.
- Takes the guesswork out of the goal setting and action planning process.
- Makes big goals seem less intimidating and more manageable.
- Provides accountability to help you stick to and achieve a happier, healthier life.
- Allows you to easily see your progress on your goals which builds motivation and self-confidence.
- Comes with a private Facebook group where you can ask me questions AND find support from others who are doing their own HHWP.
Who Is The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner For?
You might be wondering who the HHW workbook and planner is for – Is it for people that are terribly unhappy, unhealthy, and broken?
No, absolutely not! The reason that I set out to do my HHWP originally, is that I believe both health and happiness are habits.
In other words, health and happiness are things that we must consistently and actively work towards if we want to have any hope of achieving them.
I’d be willing to bet that at some point in the past (or maybe even right now), you have been so caught up and overwhelmed by what is going on in your life that your health, happiness, or both have fallen to the wayside.
Am I right?
That is why I chose to do this project, and to share it with all of you. So that I can live life to the fullest now and so that I can help inspire you to do the same!
The HHW Workbook & Planner is for pretty much everyone! The HHWP focuses on all aspects of life, and there is always at least one area of life that could use improvement even for even the happiest of people. After all, no one is perfect!
The HHW Workbook & Planner is for people that:
- Want to achieve personal growth.
- Have had trouble sticking to goals or resolutions in the past.
- Like having a little more guidance and direction when making a change.
- Feel that they could benefit from a supportive community who is on the same mission as they are.
- Want to improve their overall well-being or long-term happiness.
Pre-Order Your Copy Of The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner Now!
What do you think? Could you benefit from doing your own Happy.Healthy.Whole Project? Are you ready to make 2021 the year of YOU?
If so, pre-order The Happy.Healthy.Whole Workbook & Planner now [AD]! All pre-orders receive the discounted price, but after The HHW Workbook & Planner launches on November 30th, the price will be going up!
So don’t wait, get a jump on planning your goals for 2021 for a discounted price! The early-bird get’s the worm as they say.
Please feel free to leave any questions you might have below, or to reach out to me personally on any of my social media channels.
Until next time,