Celebrating a Day of Happiness
Did you know that March 20 is the International Day of Happiness? The campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organisations.
In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal”. It called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.
But do we know how to be happier? Do we care if others are happy round us? Apparently there are 10 keys to happier living. I like this idea.
Using the acronym GREAT DREAM:
Giving: Do things for other people
Relating: Connect with other people
Exercising: Take care of your body
Awareness: Live life mindfully
Trying out: Keep learning new things
Direction: Have goals to look forward to
Resilience: Find ways to bounce back
Emotions: Look for what’s good
Acceptance: Be comfortable with who you are
Meaning: Be a part of something bigger.