20th March is International Day of Happiness.
With a rise in children’s mental health and wellbeing issues globally, it’s an important day to explore and build skills that promote flourishing lives.
It is a real opportunity, not to do a ‘Disney’ moment of superficial glitteriness, but instead to connect children and young people to thinking about what actually makes them happy.
What is your list of ten everyday things that make you happy?
If you’re not sure, then start making that list right now!
Create this space using the free ideas to innovation activity available in this week’s e-news. Sign up on the home page if you haven’t already.
Why this activity? Focusing on them opens up the space for you to choose to do more of these things. If you don’t know what they are, you won’t know what to do more of. Knowing empowers you to consciously take action.
How does it have impact? It is gender-neutral and creates a level-playing field for everyone to celebrate what makes them happy.
What happens next? When you focus on doing more of what makes you happy, you open up a goal-setting space…but a really cool one that you will feel more and more benefit from each day. Being happy is about flourishing in every day, facing challenges with a more tools to help you adapt.
In Positive Education, there is a proven correlation between increased wellbeing and better academic results for young people. If you care about equipping them with the skills to be the change-makers of the 21st Century then make International Happiness Day a watershed moment in empowering young people.
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