International Day of Happiness

Posted by Peter MUIR

The International Day of Happiness is on Friday, 20 March.  As this day approaches, it is a good time to consider – what does happiness mean to you?  What does the happiness of others mean to you?  In what ways to you make other people happy?  Consider these questions as you think how you could make contributing to the happiness of others as a part of your Community Engagement activities.  Keep in mind that research has shown that being kind to others actually has a positive impact on your own wellness and state of mind.   This resource outlines that acts of kindness and doing things for others can:

  • reduce stress
  • improve emotional wellbeing
  • benefit physical health
  • bring a sense of belonging and reduce isolation
  • get rid of negative feelings

Take a look here at some resources and ideas here, here and here for taking steps to making others happy.