What makes you happy?

Today is International Day of Happiness, which was introduced by the UN in 2012 to recognise ‘the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives’ as well as to be a useful reminder that the happiness comes from family, friends and good emotional well-being rather than money and fame.

This leads me to a question: who is actually celebrating this day โ€“ the happy ones, or the ones looking for happiness?

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Bubble Bath Day

Today is International Bubble Bath Day, and seeing that it fell on a Sunday I decided to start my day with.. drumroll… A bubble bath! Not that I need an excuse – I could practically be a mermaid if you knew how much time I spend getting my fingertips all wrinkly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stress Awareness Day – 7 tips to reduce stress

Are you feeling irritable or withdrawn?ย Are you under a lot of pressure from your boss?ย Do you feel like you deserve a glass of wine after work?
Unless youโ€™re a lazy alcoholic, you are probably stressed.

This yearโ€™s theme is โ€˜Employee wellbeing as a worthwhile investment in your businessโ€™, so letโ€™s talk about tips to help you dealing with stress at work.

1. Organise your work.
This way you can plan and prioritise the tasks to ensure that you are in control of your work. People generally get stressed if things go out of their control, so keep your things in check.

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Dishwasher appreciation post

Dear Dishwasher,

You have no idea how much I appreciate you in my life! I happened to live with one of your relatives for a couple of months, but apart from that time, for the last couple of years I’ve been good friends with the sink, ย sponge and Fairy liquid.

Now, things have changed. Now I have you. Now I don’t have to worry about ruining my nails and I save up so much time!

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You are the best addition to this house, and you are truly now a part of our family.