Between managing Sheens Image Consulting and being a certified life coach, Shireena Shroff Manchharam is still able to effectively juggle a social life, work out and spend ample time with her husband and two young children. All with a positive attitude and during a pandemic, no less. What exactly is her secret? And how does she handle it all without feeling overwhelmed? Here’s a clue: it has to do with positive psychology and the art of practising gratitude.
Earlier this year, Shroff Manchharam noticed a pattern among her clients, many of whom were deeply unhappy with their lives. The stress was then exacerbated due to the global crisis at hand. With many stuck at home with little to no avenue to relieve their anxiety, her clients started opening up to her about the discontent and frustrations they were feeling.
Shroff Manchharam wanted to find a way to encourage her clients to practise mindfulness and gratitude. But that wasn’t something easy to introduce to people unfamiliar with the wellness movement; some might even find it intimidating. She thought simple solution was needed, leading to her to create Getting to Happy, a set of 31 cards to encourage people to lead happier lives by making small changes to their routines. These also serve as cue cards— daily reminders to intentionally practise mindfulness over a month.