Grab your smile and feel like that room without a roof today because it’s World Happiness Day!
One of the greatest pursuits in life, this emotion has evolved into a desired state of being with movies, policy and peoples’ entire lives being devoted to achieving it. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases an annual World Happiness Report which measures the happiness of a country and its people based on income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. Now there are even movements set up to champion the happiness of everyone here today and tomorrow. One such movement is Action for Happiness founded by Lord Richard Layard that seeks to help individuals and societies achieve happiness on a holistic level by pointing out that 50% of what makes us happy is within our control
But why is happiness so desired?
Aristotle once said: “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” For something that you cannot see, touch or taste, its benefits are certainly felt in very tangible areas such as work productivity, financial planning and the building of harmonious societies. Happiness is the thing we want most for the people we love the most. That’s why it matters so much.
We believe happiness is what fuels our company’s growth and keeps us moving in the right direction. Action for Happiness lists out 10 keys that are fundamental to brighter days and a more fulfilling life:
Step 1: Giving
Step 2: Relating
Step 3: Exercising
Step 4: Awareness
Step 5: Trying out
Step 6: Direction
Step 7: Resilience
Step 8: Emotions
Step 9: Acceptance
Step 10: Meaning
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