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Project Happiness Articles — joy

Blog posts from happiness experts, covering everything from gratitude, mindfulness, social emotional learning, altruism and service, wellness, freedom, forgiveness, social connection, purpose, soul, self-love, compassion, and everything under the massive happiness umbrella. Browse our blog posts, or write for us!

If You Want to Be Happy, BE

In a few short weeks it’ll be crazy busy again. But my ‘to do’ list today? Appreciate the present.
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Lessons From The Sky

Sleep later! Right now you need to be awake to see this! In our day to day lives, so many people don't really see. They may go outside, but they don't see the beauty of the sky, the trees, the water, the stars. 
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It's the Little Things in Life: Happiness Practices Around the World

All over the world, people have found their own ways to brighten up a difficult day without the need to spend money. Our new series of illustrations takes a look at a few that you might like to try for yourself.
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5 Reasons Why Keeping Your Home Organized is a Form of Self-Care

Most of the time we don't equate an organized home with strong mental health. We do not see how cleanliness can affect your participation in daily activities. However, being organized has got some very important benefits and you need to know about them.
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How Nature Rewires the Brain for Happiness

Most of us already have a subjective idea of the joyful feelings of being away from a crowded city, but you might not be aware of just how essential interacting with nature is for positive mental health. 
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It's The Small Things

One of my very favourite cartoons is this one from Michael Leunig. It's been on my page a number of times - and to me encapsulates sometimes how life is - and how - when things are very tough - it is the small things that get you through.
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Five Ways to Wellbeing

Make an effort to connect with friends, family, neighbours and strangers. Smile and make conversation at the supermarket, have a chat to the neighbour, phone a friend. Be brave!
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Gratitude: The Secret to Happiness

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.
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This is What a Great Friend Looks Like

But what does a great friend do that sets them apart? What can we do to make sure we are being the best friend we can be to those we love?
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Can Jumping Really Lead to Joy?

As I continued to jump on the trampoline with Annie and Jack, a rush of joy came over me, and it felt as though I had found the very thing I hadn’t even known I was looking for. I felt fully present.
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