March 20th is the UN International Day of Happiness. With our world facing unprecedented challenges, wellbeing matters more than ever. When we choose to take action to help others, they benefit, we benefit and we set an example of kindness that can ripple out into the world too.
The theme this year is to Keep Calm, Stay Wise and Be Kind.
Abraham Lincoln once said ‘most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be’
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz (creator of Peanut cartoon)
So maybe March 20th would be a good day to look at how you can keep yourself calm in the moment- maybe do some mindfulness or simply focus on just breathing in and out. Stay wise by looking at what works for you and practising good self-care. Being kind to ourselves and to others around us.
If you are interested in finding out more about happiness why not check out Action for Happiness