Updated: Dec 2019
We can’t always wake up happy, but we can decide and take actions to have a happy day. Indeed, we can make our own happiness as we go about our day till we retire to our beds. Science has shown us ways to raise our happiness levels, and we share some of those tips proven to give your day a happiness boost.
International Day of Happiness: March 20
Since 2012, the United Nations (UN) marks March 20 every year as the International Day of Happiness. Also called Happiness Day, it recognizes happiness is a basic human goal. With this, the UN calls upon countries to improve the wellbeing of their people by changing their public policies.
The initiative to declare a day of happiness came from the King of Bhutan. Bhutan was the first country to focus on the Gross National Happiness (GNH) for measuring the prosperity of a nation.
In 2014, Pharrell Williams promoted the Happiness Day with the world’s first 24 hour music video to his song Happy.Since 2012, United Nations marks March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. Click To Tweet
Now that you know the ten powerful tips to make a happy day, here are three truths about happiness we suggest you always keep in mind:
- Happiness is a choice you can always make, in any situation
- Happiness depends on your actions more than your circumstances
- Happiness that lasts doesn’t come after success, but comes before it
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