I just signed up. They sent the first survey within minutes.
The issue so far is that it keeps interrupting me while I'm having fun. I was happier before the survey.
So far I've done four of these surveys and twice at really intense moments of my day. One of those moments was while I was having a really hilarious exchange with a customer and the other was while having an argument with someone I work with about something we have a deep disagreement about.
What was interesting about it didn't have a lot to do with the survey questions, but being interrupted during those moments and having to evaluate my emotions and answer questions took me out of that emotional place and actually gave me some good perspective in the case of the argument. Totally unintended result and beside the point of the surveys, but still had an effect on my day.
Plus the whole thing sort of appeals to my narcissistic side. I wonder if I can just sign up for some program or app that will ask probing questions about my emotional state on an ongoing basis, not just for the 50 surveys this study does. I may think about marketing one- keep your eyes peeled for an app called "Attention Whore."
After you do the surveys, you have the option to choose when they will start again. It was every six months before, but now you can select "right now."
I signed up as well. the happy quizzes seem to pop into my inbox at strange times.
that said...interesting so far
Interesting. I'll definitely give it a shot.
I just completed this and got my results- happy to share them or discuss with anyone who is interested. A few quick comments.
1. 50 surveys, 3 per day- I was happy when it was completed. It got tiring. That said, I never got to the point where I was anticipating them.
2. The data is really, really hard to interpret. I'm not sure if I'm learning something new about myself or if I mistrust the process that caught only certain moments, or a particular activity or situation only once.
this looks interesting. i think you kind of have to work at happiness these days. it takes effort.. tuning out certain things tuning into other things. but my main objective is to be happy in the present and not dwell on just the good times in the past. cuz there were LOTS of good times in the past. but as I get older.. it takes a little more effort to be happy..
On day 4 of this. The questions are interesting, but sometimes personally challenging to answer without over thinking them. For example: "Do you have to be doing this activity?" Well....do we really HAVE to be doing anything? That being said, interested to see the results after 50 responses.
I signed up - sounds interesting!