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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 6 2016 10:33 AM UTC +00:00

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My Happiness Toolbox is a set of online and offline tools developed to advise, inform, teach and motivate you on your way to more happiness. Because happiness and well-being is something that can be learned despite all the problems we might have.

My Happiness Toolbox, tools that help you lead a happier life
My Happiness Toolbox, tools that help you lead a happier life

Some elements of My Happiness Toolbox are still under development and we need the funding to finish the implementation. That is why we need your support. As rewards we offer you the first products that will be available online if the campaign succeeds.

Your Rewards

By backing us you can receive great rewards in exchange that can improve your happiness, or of someone you care about. You have two main rewards to choose from:

The Happiness Diary

An effective way to integrate more happiness in your life is to focus your attention on everything positive and good that happens to you. We designed the Happiness Diary for this sole purpose.

By writing down everything that makes you smile during the day, you shift your attention from problems and towards the bright side of life. The Happiness Diary is designed to inspire you to try out new things and to remind you to cherish happiness all year long.

The Happiness Diary is available in English and German.

The Happiness Diary (more designs below)
The Happiness Diary (more designs below)

The features of the Happiness Diary by My Happiness Toolbox:

Happiness inside: What do you find in your Happiness Diary

  • 52 beautifully designed chapters waiting to be filled with your daily happiness
  • Each chapter (or week) contains 7 days
  • Days are undated so you can start capturing your happiness right away
  • Inspirational quote in each chapter
  • discoverHAPPINESS: ideas for more happiness in your life
  • HAPPINESSmeter: rate your actual level of happiness at the end of each chapter
  • Available in English and German

Show your true colors: Cover options of the Happiness Diary

  • Blue is my favorite color (mainly blue)
  • Jolly orange (mainly orange)
  • Pretty pink (mainly pink)
  • Colorful wonderful (well, a little bit of everything)
Cover options of the Happiness Diary: "Blue is my favorite color", "Jolly orange", "Colorful wonderful" & "Pretty pink"
Cover options of the Happiness Diary: "Blue is my favorite color", "Jolly orange", "Colorful wonderful" & "Pretty pink"

Materials

  • Hardcover binding
  • 316 pages
  • white paper (100g/square meter) perfect for writing
  • Silver-foiled embossed title on cover
  • Perfect size for at home or on the go (A5: 14.8 x 21 cm/ 5,8 x 8,3 in)
  • Colored printing with 4 color ink
  • Solid and durable cover
  • High quality printing and binding “Made in Germany”

Give Happiness

The Happiness Diary is an ideal present for yourself or your loved ones. If you choose this perk, it will be delivered to you before Christmas (guaranteed in the EU). The Happiness Diary is available in English and German.

Happiness quotes and inspirational suggestions introduce every chapter
Happiness quotes and inspirational suggestions introduce every chapter

 

Pages waiting to be filled with happy thoughts and HappinessMeter to evaluate every week
Pages waiting to be filled with happy thoughts and HappinessMeter to evaluate every week

The Happiness Starter Pack

My Happiness Toolbox will offer a wide range of online courses in different areas that all improve happiness on different levels. By supporting this campaign, you can receive the “Happiness Starter Pack” as a reward, that contains a range of online courses that will spark your happiness.

Online courses from the Happiness Starter Pack (3 courses still to be filmed)
Online courses from the Happiness Starter Pack (3 courses still to be filmed)

The online courses Happiness Starter Pack will feature (in English and German):

1. Calm & Energized Bundle - Office Yoga has been designed to make you feel good and powerful at your workplace. And feeling good at work is a very important part of being happy. The bundle consists of:

  • 4 main videos for different situations and needs in the office (getting started, relieving stress, relaxing muscles and preparing for the end of the day)

 2. Guided Mindfulness Meditation & Gratitude Meditation can be crucial in enabling more peace and happiness in life. That is why we provide different meditations to try and enjoy:

  • 4 videos with meditations of about 10 and 20 minutes, 2 with focus on mindfulness and 2 with focus on gratitude
  • Ideal for beginners and intermediary meditators
  • There will also be unguided versions for expert users

3. A Week of Happiness - this pack has been designed to help you  shift your focus towards happiness during one week (but that can be reused if you want). It consists of:

  • 7 daily videos (about 3-5 minutes) made to boost your happiness every morning by giving you positive impulses, covering different topics

4. No Time Workout – sufficient movement is imperative for a happy and healthy living – but that doesn’t mean we have to spend hours a week in the gym. Short but powerful workouts at home can be more effective, especially if you don’t have much time. This bundle includes:

  • A series of workouts that only take 10, 7 or 4 minutes
  • Explanations of the exercises and alternative ways to activate the same muscles

What is My Happiness Toolbox?

My Happiness Toolbox is a set of mostly online tools for a happy life. Those tools are:

My Happiness Toolbox future homepage
My Happiness Toolbox future homepage
  • The Happiness Test: Because all people are unique – there is no universal way to happiness that would work for everyone. That is why our unique scientific online test provides you with personalized suggestions on how you can be happier, based on your life situation and your personality type. It has been developed by psychologists, gerontologists, health and communication scientists and is based on the established Oxford Happiness Questionnaire.
  • Happiness Magazine: Giving you the results wouldn’t be enough. We provide you with science backed articles and tips that will give you all the insight you need in order to understand why particular activities would be good for your happiness and well-being.
  • Online Courses: For more in-depth information and understanding about these activities, we offer online courses that will enable you to grow and practice in the areas you want to get better at. These courses focus on different areas of life, that all improve its quality. These courses focus on different areas of life, like stress reduction, people skills, fitness, mindfulness or mind activity, that all improve its quality.
  • Motivation App: Our free motivation app will help you track your progress and reach your goals – because we know that integrating a new habit into your life can be challenging.
  • Online Shop: In our shop you can treat yourself and your loved ones with products that will accompany you on your journey to a happier life. For example, our inspiring Happiness Diary, which you can receive as a perk.
The Happiness Magazine
The Happiness Magazine

 

Happiness Online Courses
Happiness Online Courses

Our Motivation App

Reaching our goals is often a struggle. The best example is that 75% of people set new years’ resolutions but less than 50% of them actually follow through (Innofact 2015, Forsa 2015). In order to establish a new daily habit, we have to practice it regularly for at least two weeks. This takes even longer for habits that are not on daily basis.

That is why one of our first ideas on the road to supporting people was to develop an app that helps them reach their goals and stay motivated. Our app boosts your motivation and helps you track your progress. This way, it is easier to implement new habits and activities from the online courses and the knowledge base in your everyday life.

The Motivation App - new design simulation
The Motivation App - new design simulation

We have already published a beta version of the android app in German, which has been tested by a lot of people. We have received feedback from many sources and know what needs to be changed for it to become even more effective and easy to use. We need the funding to implement the feedback and make it available in other languages – especially in English.

Old design of the app before the beta-test
Old design of the app before the beta-test

If we reach the 60.000€ stretch goal, we can also make the app available on iPhones.

The Mission of My Happiness Toolbox

We want you to be happy!

More than that: our goal is to make the world a happier place. From personal experience we have learned that being happy is much less a question of one’s life situation, we can be happy despite the problems we have. Our goal is to make it easier for others to realize this and make it common knowledge:

You want to be happy? Be happy!

For this purpose, we have created My Happiness Toolbox. It provides you with all the tools you need to implement small but meaningful changes that will lead to a more fulfilling and happy life.

The story behind My Happiness Toolbox  

Behind the idea of My Happiness Toolbox is a team of the Berlin Start-Up Sennect, that has been founded in May 2015 with the goal to make lives better for people everywhere.

At first we just wanted to inspire people to have a healthier lifestyle, which to us means more than just fitness and nutrition. By interviewing hundreds of people, we have found out that living a healthy life is usually associated with having to give up the things we love and this is the main reason most people avoid the topic.

At the same time, we found out from reading the newest research that happiness is one of the most important factors for a balanced healthy life. This means that it really makes no sense to do anything you think you should do for your health, if this will make you unhappy in the long run. That is why we now focus on helping people to find out what activities will fit them and make them happier and healthier at the same time.

Happier = Healthier

Our philosophy is to inspire people to find new sources of happiness that fit their personality type and life situation and at the same time give them the tools to appreciate happiness even more.

Team behind My Happiness Toolbox

Jörg is a psychologist with theoretical and research experience in happiness, positive psychology, motivation as well as behavior change. He is an advocate of constant improvement. By his own example, he is living on the principle of working on his psychological growth and inspiring others to do the same. He experienced some hard times in his past that have taught him the value of learning to overcome problems and appreciate peace and tranquility.

Jörg Paschke-Goldt and Damjan Goldt
Jörg Paschke-Goldt and Damjan Goldt

Damjan is a communication scientist, focused on psychology of communication, who also holds a master in computer science. He is especially interested in motivation and technical elements that can improve it. Through meditation and yoga, he learned to transform his thinking from a person who was solely focused on achieving to a person who can focus on his goals, but also appreciate the beauty of every moment. He knows from experience how small changes can immensely improve happiness.

We have the opportunity to collaborate with many talented people from different fields (like health science, gerontology, design or economics), who invest their time in our project and help My Happiness Toolbox grow.

What do we need the money for?

The money will be divided as follows:

  • 9% Kickstarter and payment methods
  • 19% taxes
  • 12% production of the Happiness Diary
  • 20% app development
  • 40% personnel cost (happiness test implementation and filming of the online courses)

We want to thank all who helped us create this campaign, especially:

  • Utku Yilmaz for filming and editing our video.
  • All the lovely people who took part in the filming
  • Karin Schmidt for advising us
  • Stefan Fabris and Iva Arandjelovic for the designs
  • as well as Anna Tigges, Fritz Horstmann, Jordi Mañes, Franzi Schrödter, Emanoil Topalov, Milena Vasic and many many more

We also like to thank drubig-photo form Fotolia for the photo.


Risks and challenges

Providing the Online Courses form the Starter Pack: Low Risk

One of the 4 bundles (office Yoga) has already been filmed and is currently being edited. The other 3 bundles will be filmed in the next month. We have the necessary equipment for high quality filming as well as exact plans on how to conduct the courses. That is why we are very confident we will be able to deliver them before the end of 2016.

Printing the Happiness Diaries: Low Risk

The Design of the Diary has been finished and we have a printing office we will work with that are also based in Berlin. This means we will be able to control the printing process and quality at the spot.

There still can be difficulties with the printing that could prevent the book of arriving on time - but we estimate this risk to be low.

Risk of the book not arriving before Christmas: medium

We expect to be able to ship the book before the end of November so it should arrive on time to most counties. But for some countries the shipping can last up to 5 weeks and thus maybe not arrive before Christmas. Also there is the risk of the package being detained by customs - but because it is a book, this shouldn't be common.

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    Karma! Great Karma for supporting our campaign and helping us make the world a happier place!

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    EARLY BIRD: Happiness Starter Pack

    You will receive our online courses "Happiness Starter Pack" (containing 4 bundles of courses: “Calm & Energized Bundle”, “No time Workout”, “Guided Mindfulness Meditation & Gratitude Meditation” & “A week of Happiness”) saving 40% of the shop price of 32.99€. (available in English and German/verfügbar in Englisch und Deutsch)

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    Happiness Starter Pack

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    EARLY BIRD: Happiness Diary

    Our Happiness Diary focuses your attention on the good things in life during the whole year and inspires you to try out new things. It is an ideal Christmas present. Early Bird discount of 32% comparing to the shop price of 49€. (available in English and German/verfügbar in Englisch und Deutsch)

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    Happiness Diary

    Our Happiness Diary focuses your attention on the good things in life during the whole year and inspires you to try out new things. It is an ideal Christmas present. Kickstarter discount of 20% comparing to the shop price of 49€. (available in English and German/verfügbar in Englisch und Deutsch)

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    Happiness Starter Pack & Happiness Diary

    Double the Happiness! You get the online courses Happiness Starter Pack and the Happiness Diary saving 28% compared to the shop prices!

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    2 Happiness Diaries & 2 Starter Packs

    Quadruple the Happiness and share it with someone you care for! You get 2 online courses Happiness Starter Packs and 2 Happiness Diaries saving 39% compared to the shop prices!

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    10 Happiness Diaries

    Have presents for all your friends or have a 10 years stack of happiness!

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    Lifetime of Happiness!

    You get access to all future courses on My Happiness Toolbox. You also receive a signed copy of the Happiness Diary by the founders. Optionally you can also meet the founders per Skype or in person (if you are in Berlin). And (optionally) your picture on our wall of fame in our office and webpage as our Super Happiness Enthusiast.

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