This March 20 marks the International Day of Happiness. This anniversary was created in 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly and was celebrated for the first time in 2013 with the noble objective of recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal aspirations of human beings and the importance its inclusion in government policies.

Eat your favorite food; listen to the band that brings back the most beautiful memories; hug your loved ones; doing that sport that fills you with energy… Everyone has their own secret to being happy. However, there are several theories from religions, coaching and science itself that reveal the keys to being happy every day, with what we have.

There are many experts from various disciplines who reveal “the secret” to achieve full happiness. That is why today we compile the best advice prepared by science based on various studies and ancestral teachings to practice the art of being happy.

surround yourself with positive people

According to research from the BMJ Group, one’s happiness has a great influence on the happiness of the people with whom one is in constant contact.


It is a powerful emotion that causes us psychological benefits. According to a study by Dr. Robert A. Emmons, it was concluded that practicing gratitude can increase happiness by 25%.

Spend time with family and friends

Research from the book The Longevity Project concludes that healthy, reciprocal relationships with others are critical to living a long and happy life.

stop chasing happiness

A study from Yale University (USA) found that constantly seeking happiness can generate anxiety and anguish. This obsession with being happy at all costs seems to produce little tolerance for frustration if results are not achieved immediately.

Do exercise

According to research by Daniel Lenders of Arizona State University, exercise works better than relaxation for episodes of anxiety.

Listen to music

Whatever fills your soul! A study by Saarikallio and Erkkila in 2008 indicates that listening to good music positively affects our mood and state of mind.

work for a goal

This is a study from the University of Wisconsin, which found that working towards a clear goal suppresses negative emotions and activates positive feelings.