The first day of spring. a beautiful full moon, and the International Day of Happiness all in one day.
I hope your day is happy. Please enjoy, find beauty, and spend time outdoors!
The United Nations has declared that March 20, the first day of spring, as International Happiness Day, and the new World Happiness report is below.
“Happiness is something you bring to life!” Wayne Dyer
And from Actions For Happiness:
Governments should take happiness more seriously than economic measures if they want to stay in power, says UN-backed Report
- 7th World Happiness Report released on the United Nations International Day of Happiness 20th March 2019
- Research on voting habits shows happy people are more likely to vote to keep governments in power
- Finland retains 1st place in happiness rankings; UK rises 4 places to 15th
- Unhappy people were more likely to vote for Brexit and Trump
- Action for Happiness helps increase happiness in local communities
- Social media is making young people unhappy
See Actions For Happiness March Calendar here.
Read the 2019 World Happiness Report
March 20th is the International World Happiness Day. This year, 2018, Finland has been declared the world’s happiest country. Read about it here. Finland is followed by Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. It amazes me that these cold Nordic countries tip the balance of happiness, obviously there is a lot more than long dark winters for happiness! These countries that are more environmentally savvy and conscious and consistently top the list of greenest countries. Clean air, clean water, renewable energy, and reducing plastic pollution are their way of life.
Happiness suggestions from me and Actionforhappiness.org
1. Do things for others and volunteer your time
2. Take care of your body, go for a walk, eat fruits and vegetables
3. Pay attention and live your life mindfully
4. Learn new things, and lose yourself in something you love
5. Have goals or things to look forward to
6. Everything won’t go the way you want, but happy people bounce back and are resilient
7. Look for what is good and smile
8. Accept yourself, be comfortable with yourself and who you are
9. Be part of something bigger than just yourself
10. Get outside and enjoy our world! 11. Listen and be thankful!
March 20, the first day of spring, and International Day of Happiness !
The latest happiness report is here. Norway is the happiest country with Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Iceland in the top five. The United States is 14th on the happiness scale.
“What works in the Nordic countries is a sense of community and understanding in the common good,”
“I will try to create more happiness in the world around me”
Thousands of people all around the world are taking action to support the International Day of Happiness.
Let’s create a happier world together
Not everyone, but most of us want to be happy. In 2012 The United Nations declared March 20, the first day of spring, as the International Day of Happiness. So how can you have a happy life?? For some of us it just happens, but for others, it takes some work. I hope you will click on the link below for a little book with suggestions on how to be happy. I am not discounting anyone with troublesome economic problems. Some of those economic problems don’t exist in the world’s 2016 happiest country, Denmark. Read about it here.
Happiness suggestions from Actionforhappiness.org
- Do things for others and volunteer your time
- Take care of your body, go for a walk, eat fruits and vegetables
- Pay attention and live your life mind fully
- Learn new things, and lose yourself in something you love
- Have goals or things to look forward to
- Everything won’t go the way you want, but happy people bounce back and are resilient
- Look for what is good and smile
- Accept yourself, be comfortable with yourself and who you are
- Be part of something bigger than just yourself
- Get outside and enjoy our world!
Happy spring! What are your tips to be happier??