Written by Graciella Ganadhi, Content Writer Project Child Indonesia
It’s International Day of Happiness! Do you know that your happiness contributes to the global economy? The UN General Assembly had called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples.” Simply said, if people are happy then the global economy will grow too. It is more a humane approach to developing the economy than blatantly forcing people to work harder but make them suffer.
The UN has recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and you should too! Here are the reasons why:
- Happiness boosts your health and promotes a healthy lifestyle, thus you’ll live longer!
- You’ll be more productive and you’ll possibly have larger income!
- Your happiness makes your relationships with others stronger, longer, and more fulfilling!
- Happiness has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.
The theme for International Day of Happiness 2020 is “Happier Together.” As a social being, we cannot live alone, right? We receive more fulfilment if we have fun with others than by ourselves. Going out with friends and family will always be more fun than to go out by yourself.
There are a lot of ways for you to be happy. Even though doing group things are fun and fulfilling, doing things that you enjoy by yourself is fun too! Especially with the spread of COVID-19 and the fact that you should stay home, being happy by and with yourself is more important than ever. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways in which we can entertain ourselves. Watching youtube videos, scrolling through twitter and countless hours on instagram, reading books, or playing video games can be your source of happiness when you cannot and should not go out. You can rearrange your room and order decorations online if your room brings you happiness or you can try cooking your favorite food because food always brings happiness, right?. There are also lots of online classes that you can take if you want to develop yourself while having fun as well.You can and should be creative with how you spend your time while you’re home-bound. Happiness and fun come from the simplest things. So, be happy and stay happy, peeps!
Important note: Please stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Happiness can be found everywhere, even at home. If you live longer, your happiness will last longer too!
- https://www.njlifehacks.com/happiness-benefits/ (Accessed on March 18th, 2020 at 18.16)
- https://www.dayofhappiness.net/about (Accessed on March 18th, 2020 at 18.16)