Sunday, 15 March 2015

International Day of Happiness 2015

Once again, this year Moodscope are partnering with Action for Happiness to celebrate the International Day of Happiness on 20 March, 2015.

The theme for the day is "Your happiness is part of something bigger" and is all about the importance of our connections with others - particularly at a time when loneliness and isolation are reaching epidemic proportions.

As Action for Happiness explain:

After years of happiness research, one thing has proved fundamental - the importance of our connections with other people.

But modern societies are built as if the opposite was true. We are surrounded by people, yet we feel genuinely connected to almost none of them. The effects are devastating. 

Social isolation is as potent a cause of early death as smoking; and the epidemic of loneliness is twice as deadly as obesity.

We could change this in a day if we all reached out and made at least one positive connection. For the International Day of Happiness, that's exactly what we're going to do.

There are lots of ways you can get involved, just go to www.dayofhappiness.net to find out more. Maybe you could join in with the various Positive Message Flash Mobs in cities around the world, or even organise one yourself.

Let's all try to join in in some way and let the world know we have. Spread the word using #InternationalDayOfHappiness.

On Friday we'll be asking you to let us know on the Moodscope blog what you've been up to and what positive connections you have made.

In the meantime, start spreading the word!

Kind regards.

Caroline Ashcroft
The Moodscope Team