“Because I’m Happy”

March 20th is International Day of Happiness with this year’s theme being “Happier Together.” The idea is for people to concentrate on and celebrate our common humanity! With this in mind, we have some ideas for you so that you can participate in being Happier Together this International Day of Happiness by spreading a little joy with the people around you.

With your partner...

If you have a significant other why not practice the idea of being happier together by planning a special date! It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy, but a nice spur of the moment midweek date is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! From a trip to the cinema for the latest blockbuster, to a cute breakfast in bed, or surprise date during your lunch hour - spread the happiness with a little romance!

Photo by  Pablo Heimplatz  on  Unsplash .

Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash.

With your family...

Why not spread some joy amongst the family and have a ‘be happier together’ moment by ditching the usual dinner and maybe ordering in? Pizza is always a way to get the family around the table. Have a no phone or tablet policy and talk about your day, maybe even make a thing of sharing something that has made you happy so far that week or day. If you’re mid week is too hectic to spread the happiness together love, maybe plan a fun activity for all the family to enjoy for the weekend. Keep it surprise and watch the glee that comes from your kids faces when they realise they are in for a treat!

With your friends...

Friends can often be left on the backburner as life takes over with kids, work, and life in general. If you haven’t seen your friends in a while International Day of Happiness  is the perfect excuse! Your friends will more than likely be only delighted to hear from you - even if the plan is just to grab a quick coffee!

With your coworkers...

Perk up your workplace with a nice treat for your coworkers! Donuts or any other kind of baked goods always go down a treat in the workplace if you ask us… Grab a box of something sweet, stick the kettle on and be happier together with your work pals!

With a perfect stranger…

Maybe you’re grabbing your morning coffee, or ordering a quick bite to eat - why not offer to pay for someone else’s order in the queue as well as your own? This kind gesture is sure to brighten anyone’s day! Hopefully they will be inspired to pay it forward and a few more people will be made happier throughout the day!

Photo by  Brooke Cagle  on  Unsplash .

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash.

With yourself…

Whilst the theme is technically Happier Together this year, if you can’t be happy on your own then it’s going to be impossible to be happy with anyone else. Why not set some time aside for yourself? Book an appointment to have your hair done, or get a massage. Maybe some retail therapy is what you need, or something as simple as ordering a brownie from your favourite cafe!