Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy International Happiness Day!

Because I subscribe to so many different blogs and sites dedicated to Happiness, almost every day I get something that reminds me of all the benefits of happiness and how we might achieve more happiness in our lives, whether at work or at home. I've been meaning to pass along these resources by way of this blog, but it's been difficult to make the time.

However, today, I'm making the effort because it's International Happiness Day! Yes, this trend in looking at Happiness has become so popular that in June, 12, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring March 20th an International Day of Happiness.

But where did all this attention to happiness start? I assumed it was due to the interest by scientists to study positive psychology.  However, according to Wikipedia, the International Day of Happiness "was the result of the effort the Kingdom of Bhutan and its Gross National Happiness Initiative."

Measuring happiness in the workplace is also becoming popular.  Recently I saw an article suggesting that Happiness was one of the three most important measurements in Agile Development (the field that I work in.)   The article suggested measuring moods with a Niko-niko calendar.

Do you think happiness can be measured?  Whether or not we can measure it, what ways can you contribute to workplace happiness?

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