Action for Happiness

Happiness is a difficult concept to pin down, meaning different things to different people. The Action for Happiness website defines happiness within the context of our lives as a whole, rather than in terms of individual moments. This therefore includes the ups and downs of the daily human experience, along with how we deal with them, in order to have an overall sense of satisfaction with life.


The website identifies 10 ‘keys’ to a happier life and these can be seen in the image on the right. This image can be downloaded as a poster here. There are also a range of other free to download posters for some of the individual areas. The website also has ideas on how each key skill can be focused on whether it be as an individual, in a work environment, with family and friends, as part of a local community, or on a broader national and international scale. 

The website also has a calendar each month with actions for each day that might contribute to both personal and community happiness. The one for March shown below can be downloaded here


What makes you happy in the workplace?

What makes you happy at home?

Download the action calendar for March and make a difference to yourself and others.

This month's free photo download to prompt reflection:

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How can the image be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered? 

Save the image to your downloads folder.

Let me know how you used the photo

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