The Happier Method

Happiness isn't just something you feel -- it's a skill you can learn and improve through practice. We're here to help you do it in just a few minutes a day.

At Happier, we believe that your happiness and emotional well-being are not an extra. They are the foundation for living your best life.

That’s why we’re redefining happiness -- it’s not a feeling, it’s actually something you do. A skill you can learn and improve with practice. 

Research shows that when you regularly practice what we call Happier Skills, you experience more joy everyday, improve relationships, and find greater meaning in your daily activities and work. What can be even more life-changing is that strengthening these skills can help you get through life’s inevitable challenges with greater self-compassion and resilience. 

This means you can empower yourself with simple, science-backed techniques that can dramatically improve how you feel without having to make big life changes. You can be your own superhero! Here's how:

The Happier Method 

The Happier Method is 5 Core Happier Skills with daily practices that have been scientifically shown to improve your emotional well-being: Acceptance, Gratitude, Kindness, the Bigger Why, and Self-Care. 

Nataly Kogan’s Happier Method uses simple, yet profound tools that you can do in just a few minutes a day, so you can feel happier in your life as it is. The tools -- practices, rituals, and daily anchors -- are quick actions that you can do anywhere, anytime and fit right into your daily routine.

Practicing the Happier Method can help you:

  • Take better care of yourself  
  • Have less stress and more energy
  • Feel joyful and content -- more often
  • Navigate challenges and change
  • Have more positive and meaningful relationships
  • Be fulfilled and motivated at work
  • Make self-care and rest a priority!

The real secret lies in practicing all 5 Core Happier Skills on a regular basis to help strengthen your emotional immune system and live your best, happier life.

5 Core Happier Skills

Backed by research in psychology and sociology, the 5 Core Happier Skills are simple and accessible. You might practice some of them already. That's awesome! 

But when you bring them together and practice regularly, they become an impressive powerhouse that helps you find more joy in simple everyday moments and boost your emotional immune system so you can get through tough times with resilience.

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Research shows that Acceptance of our feelings, especially difficult ones, reduces their intensity and allows us the clarity to make better decisions about how to move through them. It also helps us feel more peaceful because we don’t waste emotional energy fighting how we feel. Instead, we develop confidence in our resilience and ability to get through challenges.

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Practicing Gratitude helps us experience more moments of joy in our everyday lives, without having to make big changes. It's been shown to be the most powerful way to counter our brain’s natural negativity bias, or the tendency to focus on anything that's wrong, stressful, or annoying. Gratitude also prevents us from taking the many wonderful things and people in our lives for granted.

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Intentional Kindness

Being intentionally kind toward other people helps strengthen our human connections so that we feel safe and supported by a meaningful network. It's the fuel that nourishes our relationships. Even the tiniest acts of Kindness we express toward strangers help humanize our daily experience and bring us joy. There’s a lot of research and benefits for being kind!

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The Bigger Why

Connecting to our Bigger Why-- how what we do at work and at home helps others or contributes to a cause we believe in -- gives us a greater sense of meaning. Research shows that this is especially helpful when things are challenging or tedious, and contributes to a  feeling of  even greater satisfaction when things are going well.

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The practice of self-care -- nurturing a kinder relationship with ourselves -- is essential because it’s impossible to feel happier if we’re emotionally, spiritually, and physically drained. This includes practicing self-compassion, learning how to rest and renew, and finding ways to fuel your soul with creativity.

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Try the Happier Method in whatever way works for you!

We have lots of options, including online courses, the Happier app, how-to videos, the HAPPIER NOW book, our Happier @ Work program, and more!

Strengthen your happier skills with our 21-Day Happier Challenge digital course

This video-based course will help you feel more joyful, energized, and better able to handle stressful situations -- in your personal life and at work.

  • Practice the 5 Core Happier Skills through simple yet powerful research-backed exercises
  • Learn how to release stress by embracing it rather than avoiding it
  • Find new ways to recharge and practice self-care in just a few minutes
  • Discover a powerful technique for dealing with difficult people to preserve your inner calm
  • Learn the 5-Minute Happier Workout you can use at any time for a happier boost

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