Ireland launches the first Well-being and Happiness Survey designed by Canadian Well-being Economist Mark Anielski through Independent.ie which is Ireland’s largest digital independent media platform.
This survey was built on what I called the Soul Print of Well-being survey that was initially beta-tested in 2019.
As the heartbeat of the nation of Ireland, Independent.ie cares about the overall sense of well-being and happiness in Ireland.
This is why Independent (Ireland’s largest independent digital media platform) is conducting a survey to find out just that.
The survey has been developed by Canadian Well-being Economist Mark Anielski. It is based on the science of well-being from studies of what people say makes them genuinely happy and joyful about life. These questions are not normally asked in the Census or by pollsters and will take about 5-7 minutes to complete.
You don’t have to be Irish to take the survey and self-assess how you feel about life, hope, joy, belonging, and your relationships of trust with others including the environment.
The cool thing about this Well-being Survey is that I’ve designed it to produce a personalized Well-being Report for each respondent that can then be compared with others in Ireland or the county in which you live.
There is no such thing as an optimum or ‘best’ well-being index score. The survey is meant simply to provide a mirror image of your own feelings towards your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.
My approach to assessing well-being is based on the unique perspective of the Indigenous peoples of North America (Turtle Island) in terms of what it means to be a human being; a balance of the four key aspects of human-being as portrayed in the shape of a medicine wheel.
I hope you enjoy looking into the mirror of your own well-being and to count your blessings!