Greater Good in Action

Greater Good Science Center

Building our happiness habits are key to our wellbeing and resilience. It’s up to each of us to create our own happiness and this takes practice. The Greater Good in Action website is full of practices for anyone “who wants to improve their social and emotional wellbeing, or the wellbeing of others, but doesn’t  necessarily have the time or money to invest in a formal program”.

There are over 90 practices listed that can be filtered, sorted, and searched. Each practice displays the duration, frequency, and difficulty and you can save your favourite practices to your My Practices page. Each practice also has how to do it, why to try it, and why it works – and cites the evidence. There are also a few quizzes you can do and there are links to relevant episodes of the The Science of Happiness Podcast – which I recommend following.

Have a look, and experiment with some of the practices.

Greater Good in Action was developed through a partnership between the Greater Good Science Center (part of University of California, Berkeley) and HopeLab. This is the result of synthesising hundreds of scientific studies to collect the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life. The research clearly shows “happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness are skills that can be taught and developed over time – with practice”.