Happiness at Home Initiative

Rediscover Joy at Home

Make your home a sanctuary rather than a home filled with clutter, strained relationships, and screens to escape into the digital world and that rob you of rest and sleep. Experiencing fun, positive relationships, and relaxation at home helps your mind and body process life’s stressors with ease.

 

  • The AVERAGE home has over 300,000 items.

  • 47% of parents said they had fewer family meals than when they were growing up.

  • Fewer people are engaging in hobbies for recreation:

    • 5% are playing a team sport

    • 25% listed watching TV as their favorite past time

    • 4% practice a musical instrument

  • Technology has infiltrated into all areas of our lives:

    • Adults spend more than 8 hours a day on screens

    • Children ages 5-16 spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on screens

    • Teens are engaged with their devices more than 9 hours a day

  • Fast-paced life and technology use is reducing sleep:

    • Half of adults get less sleep than the recommended 7-9 hours/day

    • The majority of adolescents are not getting adequate sleep

“Peace — that was the other name for home.” Kathleen Norris

Finding Happiness at Home is a conscious choice that helps reduce stress, improve relationships, and is fundamental to leading a life filled with joy and happiness. A home that provides you with time and space to enjoy life’s treasures and pleasures is important to help you recharge and focus on the important relationships in your life.

 

With the Happiness at Home Challenge you will learn to:

 

  • Keep your home organized

  • Nurture household relationships

  • Carve out recreation spaces in your home

  • Manage technology effectively at home

“He is happiest — be he king or peasant — who finds peace in his home.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Learn

1. Click here to access and print the "Passport" as a guide to your Virtual Exhibit.

 

2. Click here for the Happiness at Home Virtual Exhibit and learn practices to rediscover joy at home.

Take Action

1. Click here to access and print the 4-week Happiness at Home Challenge.

 

2. Record the days you incorporated practices to rediscover joy at home on the Happiness at Home Challenge Sheet 

Access Support

1. Click here to view articles, videos, tools, and inspiration to succeed in the Happiness at Home Challenge.

 

2. Access these support resources on the employee well-being portal.

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