Such a 'happy' sounding word full of so many possibilities. It's something that we all try to find, something that sometimes can be hard to come by. Something that is very important but often misunderstood when it comes to working out what really makes us happy. Not only that but what makes the community and wider world around us happy and how we can contribute to that.
Well now there's a new movement in town called Action for Happiness who'd like to help us do all of the above and more! It's this organisation and what they're aiming to do that I wanted to have a chat about here on the blog today.
I was introduced to the organisation at a conference last year and was recently looking back over the photos and notes that I took, prompting me to take another good look around their website to learn more. Plus with the International Day of Happiness fast approaching on the 20th of this month it seems like as good a time as any to consider what happiness is and how we can truly try to find it.
The idea behind Action for Happiness is to help bring a better state of wellbeing into our communities, our homes and into our our minds in general. To help us focus on the things that count. To focus on helping each other and seek out simple ways to increase our sense of feeling good and living well.
Now life isn't all rainbows and butterflies as we all well know - and as was once very accurately pointed out to me by a reader. I struggle to stay positive and happy all of the time and have my personal ups and downs which is part of the reason it forms such a big part of what I share on this blog. It's something I seek and when I seek, I learn and like to share with you as readers in the hope what I've found might reach out to you too!
Action for Happiness are trying to help us take a step back and remember what it is that really makes the world a happier place. To slow down and absorb the good things instead of being so caught up in the ever increasing pace around us.
The slide above shows their Ten Keys To Happier Living which are a great place to start when it comes to thinking about how you can improve your wellbeing.
If finding practical ways to take action towards a happier and healthier life is something that appeals to you then I really urge you to check this organisation out, have a look at their resources and see if you can find resonance in what they're doing in order to help yourself and those around you. Their fresh and positive approach is a great source of information for reassessing the approach we take to our lives.
Like the beautiful quote above says, it really is all about enjoying the little things and making the most of each and every moment. It's just that sometimes we all need a little help reminding us just how and why we should do this.
Thanks again from me must go to the Hacking Happiness summit from last year, for bringing this great organisation to my attention. I really did take away so much fantastic information from that day!
Enjoy your day everyone and thanks for reading. I hope that you have a moment to take a look at the website for this organisation and perhaps find some useful and inspirational tips that you can take with you into your working and day to day life - to make things just a little brighter. Plus don't forget to get involved on the 20th of March and celebrate a great day of Happiness.