20th March is International Day of Happiness and the pledge “I will try to create more happiness in the world around me” is something we can all work towards. Below we have 5 ways to help you and others feel happier.
Spread a little happiness, today!
Helping people is good not only for those receiving the assistance but for you too.
There are loads of ways to help others – reading to children or the elderly, supporting someone emotionally or simply giving someone a compliment.
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others”.
Booker T. Washington
“Accept yourself, love yourself and keep those moving forward”.
Be kind to yourself – congratulate yourself on things you do well and see mistakes as opportunities to learn.
Positive emotions such as contentment, joy and inspiration make us feel good when we experience them. They also help us improve our physical and mental health and to perform better.
“Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve”.
Challenging yet achievable goals motivate us and make us feel good about the future. These goals give us purpose and direction, and achieving them brings a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Yearn to Learn
Try and do something new every day; whether that’s cooking a new recipe, using a new word or visiting somewhere for the first time.
Learning does not have to be for a formal qualification; it helps us stay curious and exposes us to new ideas.
Stretch your mind and feel the benefits.