What are you doing to celebrate Happiness Week and especially the International Day of Happiness on Friday, March 20?
If need any help showing your happiness, we want to share 5 easy ways to spread the happiness energy! (Note: you can do these every day, not just during Happiness Week.)
“More than ever before, Happiness is a socioeconomic goal, a cultural priority, and the subject of scientific research. During Happiness Week, and especially on the International Day of Happiness, we take time to create and act on opportunities for all of us to achieve Happiness.” said Jayme Illien, United Nations adviser and CEO of the Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation.
Also, here are 25 inspirational sayings about Joy to help increase your happiness factor.
For the International Day of Happiness 2015, Pharrell Williams and the United Nations Foundation invite everyone to join a global HAPPY PARTY, to spread happiness and to demand climate action. More details here.
2. Smile, It’s Contagious
Smiling helps both you and others around you. What better way to show your happiness than putting a big smile on your face for all to see. It will put you in a better mood and may be just what the person next to you needs to improve their day. Plus there are health benefits from smiling… boosts your immune system, lowers your blood pressure and more!
3. Watch a funny video or movie
I’m sure (most) everyone loves a great laugh. There are no shortage of funny videos on YouTube, DailyMotion, Vine, etc. No matter your sense of humor, you can spend all day watching all kinds of funny online videos.
Need suggestions for a funny movie, search Google for funny movies. Find a good one, then sit back and laugh yourself silly.
4. Listen to Uplifting Music
Whether you like rock, country, R&B, classical or other types of music, I’m sure you have your favorite songs or artists that make you happy. So tune in and turn up the volume! Plus, listening to music has many proven health benefits.
5. Commit a Random Act of Kindness
It’s not a crime to does something nice for a friend or a stranger. As a matter of fact, it’s downright uplifting.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others," said Mahatma Gandhi
If you need a suggestion or two, here are 101 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.
Make someone Happy.
On International Happiness Day…. and everyday!
Mary “Motivator” Rau-Foster