Episode 1:

Air Date: 8 January 2010 8:30 PM

The three Nest families are asked to live a new routine for one week. They are told that it’s another family’s normal routine. A family who is just as busy, but who claim that they are content with their work-life balance.

Episode 2:

Air Date: 15 January 2010 8:00 PM

The families continue living their new ‘contented’ routines. The audience meets the families whose lives they are mirroring. It is revealed that the ‘contented’ families all live in an area that a university study has found to have high well-being scores

Episode 3:

Air Date: 22 January 2009 8:30 PM

Back at home, the three families are visited by the The Nest expert. He gives them routines to live for the remainder of the experiment. The routines include the ‘healthy habits’ that drive contentment.

Episode 4:

Air Date: 29 January 2010 8:30 PM

Our families continue living their new schedules.  They adjust them according to their individual needs with The Nest expert’s guidance. All families play a Nest board game that aims to find out how well they knoweach other.

Episode 5:

Air Date: 5 February 2010 8:30 PM

The Nest expert continues working with the families and sets tasks depending on each individual’s / family’s circumstance. Participants are visited by ‘mentors’ who have successfully faced similar challenges in their lives.


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