The Happiness Letter, launching January 2022
A weekly reminder to prioritise your happiness
Launching January 2022, the Happiness Letter is a free, weekly email filled with wondrous, wild-hearted inspiration for living a happier life!
Subscribe now for a weekly moment of joy in your inbox! 👇
Every Tuesday, you’ll receive a Happiness Letter containing a brand new article exploring the science and sensibility of happiness. You can look forward to newsletters about mental health, wellness, self-care, emotions, connection, creativity, productivity, and all that good stuff – with expert tips on living your best life.
The story of the Happiness Letter
I’m Zita, a writer living in the Irish countryside – and your happiness pen pal! I started the Happiness Letter at my kitchen table in 2021, following a particularly tough time with my mental health.
Like many people, my already wobbly mental wellbeing really suffered during the pandemic. I found myself struggling with burnout and depression, and I knew I had to make a change.
It’s quite likely you’ve been having a rough time of it too. According to research from the University of Queensland's School of Public Health, reported cases of depression and anxiety worldwide increased by more than a quarter in 2020 alone.
The funny thing is, it’s not like we’re short on information about becoming happier. Your bookshelves probably have a few self-help titles, and your social media feeds probably feature inspirational self-care quotes (which, if you’re like me, you dutifully save to a little Instagram folder that you never refer to ever again). However, in my experience, reading self-help books takes up so much precious time in return for very few of the life-changing lessons promised. And social media and online publications are becoming increasingly ad-based and algorithm-ruled; while using sneaky psychological tricks to command more of your attention.
And quite simply, happiness isn’t one-size-fits-all. When you’re being constantly bombarded with prescriptive wellness tips which are unrealistic, unmanageable, and contradictory (Sleep more to live longer! But also get up an hour earlier to be more productive!), you just wind up feeling worse. Sometimes life is so stressful and overwhelming that finding the time, energy, and motivation for self-care feels exhausting.
That's why I created the Happiness Letter. It’s devoted to slowing down and focussing on one topic per week, presenting the latest info and time-tested wisdom in a fun, refreshing way. I explore the art and science of mental health and wellbeing (and interview some experts in those fields), then deliver it to your inbox once a week.
The Happiness Letter is my light-hearted exploration into what might make you – and me – a little happier. I’m excited to share my findings with you!
Sometimes scientific, frequently philosophical, and always uplifting, the Happiness Letter will provide you with a weekly reminder to prioritise your happiness – because sometimes we all need a little reminder.
The Happiness Letter isn’t relentlessly cheery and it doesn’t require you to be. It meets you where you are, which I’m guessing is the same place I am – trying your best and in need of some encouragement!
I don’t have it all figured out. I don’t think anyone ever does; even the people who look or act like they do. But, hey, how about we figure out some of it together?
👇 Subscribe today and your first Happiness Letter will land in your inbox next Tuesday. I hope you like what you read. Thank you for joining me on this journey!
PS: I want the Happiness Letter to be an online oasis of tranquility for you; free from stressful stuff like intrusive ads, pesky pop-ups, and other digital distractions. That’s why the Happiness Letter doesn’t serve ads – it serves you, the reader.