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International Day of Happiness: Habits that make us happy


March 20 marks UN International Day of Happiness, with this year's theme being "Happier Together." It was officially founded by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2012, with the occasion first being observed in 2013.

Photo: CFP
Photo: CFP

Photo: CFP

The celebration acknowledges how important and desirable happiness is to people around the world. The character Albus Dumbledore, from British author J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" fantasy novel series, said: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light."

Finding joy in the little moments of our daily lives is essential for a fulfilling life. Here are some simple and positive actions that we can take to make us happy.

Photo: CFP
Photo: CFP

Photo: CFP

Enjoy being alone

Have a little time by yourself every day. After possibly facing unsettling things during the day, we will give ourselves a clear understanding in this quiet time.

Take a solo trip

A trip can bring us the pleasures of discovering new places, things and the joy that comes with meeting new people or the thrill of eating new food. We rewire our brains when we travel, which helps create a feeling of happiness.

Subtract in life

Clean up your room on the weekend, throw away some useless things, and your life will become simple and beautiful. In addition, rational consumption can also save on the cost of living and make your life more orderly.

Keep reading

Reading can not only help you accumulate knowledge and broaden horizons, but also enhance your temperament, and make people better from inside to outside. In a book, you can also experience feelings about life and learn about attitudes to life.

Escape from your social media for a while

Studies have shown that people who use social media heavily are much less happy than those who don't. Try not to be occupied by smartphones or laptops so much and build more emotional connections in real life.

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