Hunt for Happiness Week for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, January 15th. There are until the next observance.

In the third full week of January, we observe “Hunt for Happiness Week. The holiday is observed this year from January 15 to 21. Human life is propelled by happiness. The majority of our behaviors are motivated by a desire for happiness. However, we seldom experience long-term happiness. The Hunt for Happiness week is all about recognizing life’s tiny pleasures. It is not about always being joyful; rather, it is about making the most of the little things as much as possible. Pamela Gail Johnson started the week with the goal of noticing and appreciating the happy parts of our everyday lives that we often overlook.

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📆 When is Hunt for Happiness Week?

This year, Hunt for Happiness Week falls on the 3rd Saturday in January; in 2023, it is on Sunday.

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Did you know: Happiness can improve overall health by strengthening the immune system.

📜 History of Hunt for Happiness Week

Everyone’s life revolves around the pursuit of happiness. The majority of our efforts are directed toward achieving happiness. Occasionally, we are dissatisfied with the results. It is human nature to never settle for less than the best. We forget what we have accomplished in our never-ending pursuit of pleasure. This never-ending conflict gives us the illusion of grief. We have achieved a level of peace and prosperity that other species cannot comprehend. We have food to eat, people who love and care for us, a home to live in, and a desire to pursue. Isn’t that reason enough to be happy?

In 2001, the Society of Happy People established the “Hunt for Happiness Week. The secret society’s brain was Pamela Gail Johnson. Johnson is a motivational speaker, author, and happiness advocate. Her definition of happiness recognizes that there will be unhappy periods; it is more about realism in happiness. After all, what is life if not a little bit of balance? All we have to do this week is recognize the things and people that make us happy and strive sincerely toward a happy existence.

☑️ Hunt for Happiness Week facts

Happiest country
The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s World Happiness Report says that Finland is the happiest country in the world.

Happy and yellow
According to most research, the color yellow is related to happiness.

Happiest animal
The quokka is a small marsupial that lives in Australia. It is known as the happiest animal in the world because it is sweet and friendly.

Happiness is a contagious condition
“Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes was the world’s first novel.

✨ Things to do on Hunt for Happiness Week

Write about yourself and what makes you happy
Happiness begins within ourselves, although not everyone has discovered it. Spend some time writing about yourself and posting it on social media for people to read. Someone will undoubtedly find it useful and inspirational.

Arrange a meet-up with everyone that made you happy
Take this opportunity to thank and express special affection to those who have made you happy in the past. You may have grown distant from some of them, but let them know you remember and cherish the wonderful times you shared.

Reflect on your mental health, academics, and career
Careers provide a lot of stress and grief for most individuals. Take this opportunity to consider what you can do to improve your happiness. Discuss this with your coworkers and, if you are still a student, with your classmates.

📅 Hunt for Happiness Week Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2022 January 15 Saturday
2023 January 15 Sunday
2024 January 15 Monday
2025 January 15 Wednesday
2026 January 15 Thursday

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