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Action for Happiness

You may have seen the latest ITV report ‘Tonight: Is Britain Happy? an up-to-date exploration on the science of happiness, which showed (for those that were in any doubt) that improved wellbeing really does make a difference to our happiness levels.

An organisation that have been pioneering the art of happiness since 2010 is Action for Happiness. Action for Happiness is ‘a movement of people committed to building a happier society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life where people care less about what they can get for themselves and more about the happiness of others.’

They provide practical ideas (see their collection of posters below) to enable people to take action in different areas of their lives – at home, at work or in the community. Encouraging members to form local groups and take action together.

Our genes influence around 50% of the variation in our personal happiness and our circumstances (like income and environment) about 10%. Which means as much as 40% is accounted for by our daily activities and the conscious choices we make. So our actions really do affect our happiness levels, and as a result – we can definitely improve them!

At the time of writing this post, Action for Happiness had 36,827 members in 142 different countries. A tiny fraction of the earth’s population, so please sign up and help do your bit for a happier world – www.actionforhappiness.org.

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