Happy Fix Announces Leap into Happy Challenge

APEX, N.C. — Happy Fix® has announced its Leap into Happy Challenge. Participants pledging to use social media in a positive manner throughout the month of November will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a Happy Pack of fun Happy Fix apparel and accessories.

Happy Fix Personal Wellness Happy Feels Good“By simply focusing on making social media a more positive experience, people bring joy to themselves as well as their personal and professional circles of influence like friends, family, and co-workers,” Stacy Menzies, founder and Chief Happbassador said.

According to Menzies, social media usage continues to grow; the respected Pew Research Center reports that 65 percent of American adults — nearly two-thirds of the adult population — now use social networking sites, representing a nearly tenfold increase over the past ten years. As more people use social media, the number of them being affected in negative ways also increases. Studies like one at the University of Michigan point to heavy social media users being more unhappy than those who spend less time on social media sites. Over time, these same heavy users reported lower overall satisfaction in their lives. Other studies have shown that over half of users of social media sites have not only changed their behavior, but they’ve changed it in a negative way, experiencing things like lower self-esteem, less connection to others and fewer positive emotions.

“We’re not saying don’t use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter; they’re obviously fun, great ways for staying in touch and up-to-date on things if used properly. What we’re trying to get people to do is avoid the temptation to get sucked-into negativity that sometimes permeates postings, comments and tweets,” Menzies explained.

The Leap into Happy Challenge is one of the knowledge pieces Happy Fix is providing to help people improve their lives and the lives of those around them. These educational challenges, events, and programming are supported by inspirational and informative blog posts and other outreach efforts to fill the ranks of Happbassadors using positive thinking and focused action to share the message that happy feels good.

More information and Happy Fix is available online at www.happyfix.com.

About Happy Fix®
Happy Fix® is a personal wellness company giving people the tools to live a happier life. We offer scientifically backed individual and group programming, inspiration, education, and support that is to be consumed and shared, creating a community of people who understand the importance of being positive and creating the best life possible. We even have cool, fun merchandise to pick us up when we are down and remind us that happy feels good. Get your Happy Fix today at www.happyfix.com.