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9 Ways To Celebrate International Day of Happiness

What is International Day of Happiness?

International Day of Happiness is celebrated each year on the 20th of March. The aim is to celebrate happiness all over the world and to inspire people to spread positivity, whether big or small.

The theme for this year is 'Choose to Help'; with our world facing unprecedented challenges, our well-being matters more than ever. Take a look at ways you can celebrate the International Day of Happiness this year:


3 Ways To Be Happier On International Day Of Happiness:

Put a smile on your face and celebrate International Day of Happiness by making some time for self-care and doing something that makes you happy.

1. Treat Yourself!

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Treat yourself to something you want, whether that means buying yourself that pair of shoes you've been dreaming of or treating yourself to a new outfit. When you shop through Give as you Live Online, you can raise free donations for the charity of your choice - what better way to give back than by treating yourself!

2. Book A Holiday

Need some time away from the normal day-to-day? Why not book yourself a weekend away? When you book through Booking.com on Give as you Live Online you can raise up to 2% in free donations for your favourite charity!

3. Read A Good Book!

When was the last time you really got fully immersed in a book? A good book can lower your stress levels and provide an escape from reality when needed. Give as you Live Online has a wide selection of book stores for you to buy from that offer free donations for the charity of your choice in the process!


3 Ways To Be Kinder On International Day Of Happiness:

Do something to support others - giving feels good!

1. Donate To Charity

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference, donate or create a fundraising page to support a charitable organisation of your choice. This could be your local food bank, the animal shelter where you got your pet, or another charity that means a lot to you.

If you would like to help support the people of Ukraine, we have a list of charities providing support here.

2. Random Acts Of Kindness

Why not challenge yourself to complete three random acts of kindness? They can range from giving an unexpected compliment to a stranger or surprising your friend with a gift. Plus, when you buy through Give as you Live Online, you can raise free donations for the charity you love the most!

3. Offer Your Help

Offer your support whenever you can! Why not give your mom a break from cooking and offer to do it, or help a stranger with their shopping? Kindness can go a long way!


3 Ways to be Together On International Day of Happiness:

Take time out to spend time with loved ones and promote peace, kindness, and understanding with those who matter most to you.

1. Connect With People

Make time for the people who are important to you and reconnect with people you no longer speak to. Why not engage with people you wouldn't usually? Take time out to speak to your quiet colleague or talk to a stranger when you're out doing your grocery shop, this may give them a boost you didn't know they needed!

2. Spread Awareness

Share positivity and kindness but also spread awareness for those who are in need. You can do this by sharing links to charitable organisations or articles raising awareness on social media - setting this example of kindness will help others to do the same.

3. Take Part In Our Competition

Take part in our International Day of Happiness competition and give yourself the chance of winning a £50 donation for your favourite charity! Head over to our Facebook page to take part, and let us know what one thing makes you happy.


What is Give as you Live Online?

Give as you Live Online is a FREE online fundraising platform that has raised over £23 million for UK charities just through online shopping. There are over 6,000 stores listed and over 200,000 charities available to support. Sign up, click through Give as you Live Online and raise free donations whenever you shop!


Offers, donation rates and participating stores are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change. Please visit the Give as you Live Online website for the most up to date information.

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