7 Ways to Start a Happiness Habit

What is Happiness?

Do you feel happiness on a daily basis? What brings you and those around you happiness? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, happiness can be defined as “a state of well-being and contentment” or “a pleasurable or satisfying experience.” While happiness is easily defined, it might not be as easy to achieve for everyone. Life is busier than ever for so many, and the focus can often be on the mundane: work, school, chores, errands and schedules. That’s why celebrating International Day of Happiness can have a big impact.

What is International Day of Happiness All About?

First celebrated in 2013, International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations in partnership with the non-profit organization, Action for Happiness. According to National Today, the goal of this day is to “spread awareness that progress is not only about increasing bottom lines and encouraging economic growth, but well-being and human happiness as well.

How to Start a Happiness Habit

Steps toward happiness should become a habit, and what better day to start than International Day of Happiness. In addition to increasing your own happiness, there are ways to spread happiness to others. Not sure where to start? Below are seven ideas to get your happiness train going.

  1. Give a compliment to a stranger.
  2. Let a loved one know you are thinking of them.
  3. Send a card in the mail to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.
  4. Volunteer at your favorite non-profit.
  5. Relax in your favorite UltraComfort recliner with a good book.
  6. Start a gratitude journal, writing down all the things that make you happy each day.
  7. Enjoy a peaceful walk in nature, taking in the sights and sounds.

Though it might seem simple, these actions can go a long way. And remember happy people encourage happiness in others. Where will you start with your happiness habit?

Written By: Sarah Lydon


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