How to Be Happy: Celebrating the International Day of Happiness

Today not only marks the first day of Spring, but it’s also the International Day of Happiness.

And while we’re usually not big fans of the National Donut days or the like, happiness is always something we can get behind ūüôā

To celebrate, we wanted to share some of our favorite resources below!

1. Take part in the International Day of Happiness 2017

There’s a whole movement behind celebrating happiness today. To join the celebration, you¬†can visit¬†the #internationaldayofhappiness campaign‘s website¬†and take part in creating a happier world. The action pledge for the movement is simply: “I will try to create more happiness in the world around me.

Feel like spreading the joy? We’ve put together a shareable graphic below that you’re welcome to grab or you can share your own piece of happiness and use the hashtag #internationaldayofhappiness ūüôā

interntaional day of happiness

Click here to download this frame + add in your own image!

2. Read some of our top posts on happiness

Here at QFYC, we’re all about helping you live your happiest + most fulfilling life. You can read some of the previous posts we’ve shared on happiness below:

Why You Need to Give Yourself Permission to Be Happy by Jordan Dansky

What Makes Us Happy? Welcome to the Good Life by Pete Jones

Why It’s Okay to Be Happy with a Calm Life by Sara Chuirazzi

3. Listen to inspirational podcasts on purpose, success, and happiness

We are¬†huge fans of podcasts. Some of our go to’s include¬†NPR’s Ted Radio Hour, Jenna Kutcher’s The Goal Digger Podcast, Heath Padgett’s The RV Entrepreneur, and Tim Ferriss’ The Tim Ferriss Show.

Have one that you love + recommend? Let us know in the comments!

4. Dive into a new book + shift your mindset

It’s no secret that we love all things self improvement. Some of our favorite books on happiness, purpose, mindset, and leadership are listed on our Resources page.

One book that I just finished reading and would highly recommend is¬†Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf. You can read it start to end in just a few hours¬†– it’s about 100 pages long but it’s jam-packed with profound ideas.

5. Do one thing for yourself

Last but certainly not least, we want to encourage you to spend some time with yourself today.

Take some time alone in silence. Go for a walk. Get outside. Grab your journal + a pen. Unplug.

Really start to ask yourself what happiness looks like in your life. What are your priorities? Does how you live your life reflect what they are?

Checking in with ourselves is key to living our best lives. It allows us to reflect on what’s working – and more importantly, to acknowledge and understand what’s not serving us.

We’d like to leave you with one simple question: What can you do¬†today¬†to start living a happier life?

One thing. That’s all you need.

Happiness comes down to a daily discipline. It’s what we do every day, those seemingly insignificant moments, that truly shape how we live our lives.

Today, we want to encourage you to celebrate this day by making one positive change in your daily routine.

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