Happiness starts with you! World Happiness Day is celebrated on every 20th March and since happiness is such a fundamental part of our lives – it definitely deserves a day (and more) of its own. It’s the simple pleasures that come from your family, friends and loved ones, and just simply being happy with who you are. Something important to remember is to be a ray of sunshine in others peoples live whenever you can, and how just a simple act of kindness can ignite a snowball of positivity! Just by looking for a tiny bit of happiness in our days, we can find hope – and if it’s just one of those days where you can’t? Just listen to Pharell William’s ‘Happy’ which never fails to make us happy even on our worst of days.
Here are 5 simple ways to celebrate World Happiness Day to lead to a more fulfilled you:
Make someone smile : Whether it be a stranger, friend, family member or loved one… put a smile on their face! As simple as sharing an inspiration quote, complimenting them, surprising them with gifts or simply just giving them a hug.
Make yourself smile : Do something for yourself, whether it’s indulging in your favourite food, spending time with people who make you laugh, buying yourself flowers or having a few mindful moments to reflect and focus on YOU.
Give thanks : Expressing gratitude is a great way to share happiness, plus its such a rewarding experience for both the receive and sender. Who doesn’t love feeling appreciated? A simple ‘thank you’ can make a world of a difference.
Do a random act of kindness : Giving generously is known to increase happiness, and it doesn’t even need to be a financial contribution. Key is to spread kindness, gain happiness – a two for one benefit!
Create a happy environment : Include the little things you love to do in your day-to-day, paint out your achievements (big or small), be thankful daily and actively search for happiness around you. A lifetime practice to maintain for yourself and loved ones around you.
Life’s filled with reasons to be happy and given all that happiness can do for us, dedicating a day just to promote happiness can make a difference. How are you celebrating World Happiness Day?
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