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Celebrate life this International Day of Happiness | March 20 2015

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Friday is International Day of Happiness 2015 so whenever you get a chance make sure to take a little personal time and work on upping your happiness levels. It offers people a chance to overcome busy schedules and take a break from technology to focus on their well-being instead for 24 hours.

The day was officially launched by the UN back in 2013 as a way for the world to unite and make happiness a priority after a UN resolution called happiness a "fundamental human goal". Marking off a dedicated day on the calendar means that the spotlight get's thrown on people's well-being in an age when mental health is becoming more and more important.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has shared a message with the world to mark the occasion. He said "I wish everyone around the world a very happy International Day of Happiness! The pursuit of happiness is serious business. Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations."

In the spirit of the day, it is a great idea to clear a bit of your schedule so you can reflect on what is most important to you. Once you have managed to pin that down, giving thanks for all the good things in your life can act as a serious reminder of just how lucky you are.

If you are more into doing things to boost your well-being then you are in serious luck. Friday morning will host a rare solar eclipse that will see 90% of daylight blocked out by the moon across the UK so what better way to cheer yourself up than gathering family and friends to enjoy this astronomical event.

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