A colleague pointed me to this website: Action for Happiness.
Their mission: build a happier society.
I read their three fundamental values, and I was intrigued.
Their three fundamental values are:
1. We can each affect our happiness and the happiness of those around us
There is a wide range of proven actions we can take to boost happiness, both for ourselves and others. Although partly determined by factors outside our control – such as our genes and circumstances – our happiness is significantly affected by the conscious choices we make and the way we choose to react to what happens to us. Happiness is also contagious, so when we feel good we help make others around us happier too.
2. We need to prioritize the things that cause happiness
Positive relationships are the most important ‘external’ contributors to happiness. We need to put people first and do everything we can to create positive, loving and collaborative relationships in our families, organisations and communities. Good mental health is the most important ‘internal’ contributor to happiness. We need to take care of our emotional and psychological health as well as our physical health and give much greater support to those struggling with anxiety and depression.
3. Helping others is essential for a happier society
Self-centred individualism is not the route to happiness. Helping others is of course good for their happiness, but it also makes us ourselves happier and healthier too. Giving connects us together, provides us with a sense of meaning and makes us more accepting of ourselves and others. It creates stronger communities and helps to build a happier society for everyone.
Very cool! I then found this poster which summarizes Ten Keys to Happier Living.
And I loved this pointer to 25 things to know and do to be happy at work.
The resources made me think. I hope they intrigue you as well.