March 20, 2014

Celebrate Happiness Every Day

Brianna Murphy from the U of A Community Social Work Team recommends that we celebrate happiness every day and shares her advice on how to increase being happy.

March 20 is the UN's International Day of Happiness — recognizing that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and should be seen as important as other metrics for measuring personal success. 

This seems like a simple concept, but the theories of happiness, appreciation and gratitude are gaining higher levels of scholarly recognition and are proven to truly impact your overall well-being and success in other areas such as academics.

Students face many stressors during the course of their school year, but just telling someone “be happy” might not immediately seem likely to work, but there are many different ways we can help achieve this mindset.