The theme of this year’s International Day of Happiness is ‘Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind.’ What a wonderful slogan! So, to mark this momentous occasion, we’ve decided to break down a few of our favourite Happynesshub tools that fit in with these three key messages. We’ve taken the explanations of the 3 slogans from happiness.com, and added some research underneath – enjoy!
‘Keep calm. There are lots of things outside our control. Let’s remember to breathe and focus on what really matters so we can respond constructively.’
It’s definitely true that any of the Happynesshub tools assist in cultivating calm and poise in even the most challenging situation. The key is making the tools into a habit – so that when we are confronted with things outside our control, we are primed and have our toolkit to call upon. I think my three top choices for essential tools to keep calm would be:
‘Stay wise. Making wise choices helps everyone. Let’s choose positive actions that support our well-being and help others to do the same.’
Again, all and any positive psychology tools, used regularly, will certainly help to cultivate a ‘wise’ outlook on life. However, I’ve picked out a couple that are of particular value when it comes to this:
‘Be kind. We’re all in this together, even when we’re forced apart. Let’s stay connected and reach out to help others who may be in need.’
This just seems such a serendipitous round-off to this year’s theme, considering it was also the core message of the Now and Beyond on Inside Out Day Festival – which I’m sure you all remember we collaborated on as Bow-Wowza just a few weeks ago. For people everywhere, young, old and everything in-between, kindness is surely one of the most important things we humans need to practise. And now more than ever! So here’s a little bit of research to inspire you, in case you needed it:
Well, my lovely Hubbers, I hope you’ve learnt a little something from this newsletter and feel inspired to create some new happiness habits to last you until the next International Day of Happiness.