International Day of Happiness 2024

International Day of Happiness 2024
20 Mar 2024
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International Day of Happiness 2024

    How often do you smile a day? Don't remember right; yes, happiness is something that we humans cherish as a fundamental part of our lives, as important as breathing and eating. Staying happy is a positive ship that takes us through the wave of hurdles that life throws at us. It has always been a bed of roses for us living in this chaotic and uncertain world. Let us take a moment to remind ourselves to keep our smile and happiness perished on this International Day of Happiness- March 20. 

    Welcome to today's blog—Nah! Welcome to your smiles today. Let us walk you through the blog, where we remind you of the history, theme, and importance of happiness. 

    History of International Day of Happiness

    It was in 2012 the very first time the United Nations [UN] declared the idea of International Happiness Day. But the seeds that bore the idea were sown a long time ago. Jayme Illien conducted various happiness campaigns throughout the world. Bhutan, the predecessor to this idea, has already been in the league by adapting gross national happiness ideas from the late 1970s. It was through these ideas the United Nations adopted "Happiness Toward A Holistic Approach To Development" in the UN resolution 65/309. It is from the very moment that this day gained immense popularity that various countries, organizations, and people across the world promote this day and highlight the importance of being happy. 

    The theme of International Happiness Day


    Every year, a fresh theme that addresses various facets of happiness and well-being is selected to direct the Day's events and conversations.

    The official theme for International Day of Happiness 2024 is "Reconnecting for Happiness: Building Resilient Communities."


    This theme would stress the value of developing resilience in the face of difficulties and misfortune, as well as how doing so can increase happiness and general well-being. It would inspire people and societies to see obstacles as chances for development, draw bravery from hardship, and maintain an optimistic attitude even under trying circumstances. Communities may build situations where people feel valued, encouraged, and empowered to achieve their dreams by encouraging connections and resilience. 

    Happiness From Inside- Happy Hormones


    Have you ever felt a sense of rush in your head when you feel happy? 


    The reason why you feel satisfied while you are happy is because of something that is happening inside your brain. It is due to the magical mystery of human hormones that triggers this feeling in you. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins are the four main neurotransmitters linked to happiness. Certain activities can encourage the release of these neurotransmitters, which promotes happiness and a sense of wellbeing. 


    • Serotonin: Serotonin is the happiness hormone that has a main role in determining your mood and mindset.
    • Dopamine: Dopamine is termed a reward or pleasure hormone. It is released when we enjoy ourselves, reach our objectives, or partake in fulfilling activities.
    • Oxytocin: Oxytocin is often called the "love" or "bonding" hormone. It's released during moments of social bonding, intimacy, and trust.
    • Endorphins: Endorphins are our body's natural painkillers. They cause joyful and positive emotions, frequently called a "runner's high."

    Keeping these hormones in balance can be vital in establishing happiness in and around yourself.


    Importance of International Day of Happiness

    This is a day to stop yourself from the busy world, set a reminder to yourself to look upon yourself, prioritize your own mental and physical health, address your issues, and unlock the gem of happiness inside yourself first. This is when you can be able to share your happiness with others around you, which can bring up more positivity in the community and aid in the upliftment of people.


    The Day serves as a reminder to everyone that pursuing happiness is not only a personal goal but also a basic human need that ought to be given top priority on a global level.


    This day not only focuses on being happy or joyful during good times but also highlights the importance of developing resilience in each and every individual that can make them find strength and positivity even in the toughest times.  


    Happiness has no bounds or limits, and people from all walks of life are encouraged to feel united and supportive of one another by celebrating the International Day of Happiness. It emphasizes the desire for happiness and well-being that unites all of us as human beings.

    It  is important to conduct activities on the international day of happiness to boost the joy in people. Activities like outdoor games, music and dance, art and creativity, laughter yoga and creating a gratitude tree that holds the emotions of various peoples can be implemented to celebrate happiness day and bring up joy among the faces. 


    Tips For Cultivating Happiness In You


    Practice Gratitude: Every day, spend some time to consider and value your blessings. Maintaining a thankfulness diary can assist you in changing your perspective and cultivating an appreciation for the good things in your life.

    Practice Mindfulness habits: Include mindfulness techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and mindful walking in your everyday routine. These techniques can improve general well-being, lower stress levels, and raise self-awareness.

    Make Self-Care a Priority: Look after your physical, emotional, and mental well-being by getting enough sleep, practicing healthy eating , exercising frequently, and indulging in relaxing and joyful hobbies.

    Fulfillment: Set and pursue meaningful goals that align with your values and passions. By pursuing meaningful goals individually, you can attain a sense of fulfillment and purpose in life.


    Practice Random Acts of Kindness: Show others your appreciation by giving a helping hand, saying "thank you," or just listening to them. Kindness improves not only the lives of others but also your pleasure and well-being.

    Spreading Smiles: Wrapping Up the International Day of Happiness


    Let us end the tale by the famous happiness quote : "Happiness is not a goal; it's a by-product of a life well-lived." - Eleanor Roosevelt


    Humans are always in pursuit of something that keeps us engaged all the time. This is the right time to dive into pursuing happiness, which will fill our journey with discovery, growth, and transformation. To sum up, the International Day of Happiness is a potent reminder of the shared goal of happiness and well-being. Today, we honor happiness as a basic human right and work to promote a positive, compassionate, and resilient worldwide culture. Let us strive to cultivate pleasure, friendliness, and smiles in every part of the world by carrying the spirit of the International Day of Happiness with us every day.

    Written by
    Dr. Thamizhakaran K SMedical Content Writer
    AboutThamizhakaran K S is a Medical Content writer at Mr.Med. He completed Doctor of pharmacy from Annamalai University in 2023. He has worked as clinical pharmacist intern at Government Cuddalore medical college and hospital. During internship he gained expertise on clinical pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics and clinical research. He also published a research project in International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research. He has thorough knowledge on clinical trial methodologies and various pharmacovigilance guidelines. He possesses a strong interest in writing and uses his research skills to clearly communicate health information to the readers.
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