Monday, 23 March 2015

International Day of Happiness

Now those of you in the know may well be thinking, hold on a minute, wasn't the International Day of Happiness last Friday 20th March 2015?  And you've be very right, in fact, Friday was the 3rd UN International Day of Happiness.

In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.

In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.

So please excuse us at Work Smart Work Savvy HQ but we decided on Friday to publish our normally scheduled Friday Coffee Date Interview feature and a solar eclipse themed wellbeing article Seeing Sunshine Through Cloudy Skies meaning that we could start this fresh week with our focus on happiness.  I did however bake these happy cakes on Friday to share with friends and they did have the desired affect of making us all smile.  I've just noticed that if you look very closely to the cake in the top right of the photo, you can see a very tiny little finger print!!  Obviously some little cheeky monkey (who shall remain nameless) could barely wait for the photo taking to be finished!!

The International Day of Happiness is co-ordinated by Action for Happiness which is "a movement of people taking action to create a happier society" and there's a lot more information on their website and facebook page but the bit of information I wanted to share with you today is their Big Dream of 10 keys to happier living.

There are lots of tips on the website about how to implement each of these keys.  So may be you could think of picking two or three to try and focus on this week?  We have touched on some of these topics at Work Smart Work Savvy, so why not refresh yourself with some of these articles; Its Ok To Talk10 Top Relaxation TipsWhy We Should Only Work a Four Day WeekC is for Resilience.

Let's do whatever we can to create a little more happiness, starting with spreading a smile!

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