MAP helps you find your way to more happiness and better wellbeing.

It's your GPS for happiness and wellbeing, with simple features including:

  1. 10-minute questionnaire: That's all it takes to get you started.
  2. Wellbeing Report, received when you finish the questionnaire. It helps you:
    • understand where you're at with your current wellbeing, including your happiness
    • develop a clear vision of what more happiness and better wellbeing means for you
    • With directions on how to feel happier and better about your life
  3. Anywhere, anytime access to your dashboard online, including your Wellbeing Report. So you can see how you're going and stay on track.
“ How you think about yourself and the world around you influences the decisions you make and actions you take ”

How does MAP help?

MAP is based on the following process:

How you think about yourself and the world around you influences the decisions you make and actions you take.

This process applies to much of life, including feeling happier and having better wellbeing.

What makes MAP unique is its:

  • Understanding of happiness and wellbeing, which includes concepts such as being balanced and centered
  • Mechanisms identified in the scientific research as drivers of more happiness
  • Algorithmic analysis of the MAP questionnaire, which produces your Wellbeing Report
“ Centered wellbeing may be thought of like your body temperature ”

Understanding

MAP understands Happiness and Wellbeing according to the following concepts:

Spheres

Your Wellbeing - which includes your Happiness - is made up of many individual factors in your life.

MAP divides these factors into key areas called "spheres".

Each of us has 5 main spheres: relationship, family, self, work, community.

Balanced and Centered

MAP represents the 5 spheres as overlapping like this:

  • Each sphere has its own wellbeing. Many factors contribute to an individual sphere. Each factor may have a different amount of importance that MAP takes into account.

    Better wellbeing in an individual sphere, makes that sphere more centered compared to your ideal, perfect state.
  • Each sphere is also connected to and influences every other sphere. Better wellbeing in an individual sphere, makes wellbeing better in all the other spheres.
  • The balance between all the 5 spheres shows how centered your total wellbeing is.

Importance of being centered Centered wellbeing may be thought of like your body temperature.

Factors - such as blood flow to your skin and cells that produce body heat - connect together to maintain your temperature at around 37° C / 98.6° F.

So when it’s cold outside your body, for example, your skin will adapt by receiving less blood flow, which makes your body heat less able to escape. This action shifts the balance to keep heat inside your body and maintain your temperature.

It’s the same with happiness and wellbeing. So when you have a strong and meaningful vision for your life, for example, your self sphere is helping you to be centered and feel happier and better about your life.

Find out more about Happiness and Wellbeing

“ When you answer MAP questions, there's an immediate and profound impact ”

Mechanisms

Feeling happier about your life and better wellbeing begins with the 1st question that MAP asks you:

1. Do you feel satisfied with who you are?
- Always - Mostly - Regularly - Occasionally - Rarely - Never

Sure, this can seem like any old survey question. But dig deeper, something more fundamental is at work. The scientific research has identified 3 key mechanisms that drive MAP:

1) Mindfulness

This is a state of mind where you notice and discover new things. It makes you feel involved and engaged in your life. And rather than focussing on the past or future, you feel more aware of the present.

2) Positive Goals

MAP helps you to choose and set positive goals - not someone else’s goals, but goals that you deeply care about, they’re consistent with your personal values and authentically yours.

When you have positive goals, you focus your mind on expectations of what you want to happen, not what you're avoiding. This makes you feel empowered and have more control over your life.

3) Positive Emotions

Positive emotions - such as happiness, joy, satisfaction, empowerment, vision, meaning and purpose - lead to an upward spiral that broadens your thought, decision and action choices.

Negative emotions narrow your life experience to coping with immediate threats or problems. Positive emotions, in contrast, are usually not critical to your safety or survival.

But as they build up, they become more important in your life. For example, idle curiosity can become expert knowledge. Shared amusement with another person can become a lifelong supportive relationship.

So when you answer MAP questions, there’s an immediate and profound impact because:

  • You are guided to think about happiness factors in relation to yourself and your world
  • These thoughts trigger positive emotions about your wellbeing
  • These positive emotions lead to positive decisions and actions related to your happiness and wellbeing
“ MAP takes into account that happiness and wellbeing are complex - but then makes feeling happier and better wellbeing simple and easy to understand ”

Algorithmic Analysis

MAP is smart and sophisticated. It takes into account that happiness and wellbeing are complex - but then makes feeling happier and better wellbeing simple and easy to understand and put in practice.

Under the hood of MAP is an algorithmic analysis that produces a Wellbeing Report, which includes:

  • Your current wellbeing - which includes your happiness -

    • Score of how centered each Sphere is for you (0 - 100 %)
    • Score of how centered you are for all 5 Spheres (0 - 100 %)
    • Insights, providing a description of your happiness and wellbeing in words
  • Your destination
    Based on your Score, you receive:

    • More Insights - that stimulate and provide thoughts, decisions and actions on what feeling happier and having better wellbeing looks like for you
    • Exercises - that are helpful, practical tips on how to find your way to more happiness and better wellbeing .
  • Stay on track
    Access to your dashboard anytime, anywhere to:

    • Assess your current wellbeing to produce a new Wellbeing Report.
    • Refresh your thoughts and actions by reading your insights and practical advice.

The MAP algorithmic analysis understands the complexity of happiness and wellbeing, where different factors have various affects. For example, each question/answer can have a different weight, making it more or less important.

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