6 Universal Happiness Philosophies From Different Countries You Have to Know About

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All of us understand happiness differently. But not that many people know that folks in other countries have already come up with happiness recipes that will help you get rid of stress and make your life better.

Nexter.org prepared 6 of those for you to try.

Filotimo

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Filotimo is a philosophy from Greece and this word can be translated as “pride, honesty, and dignity”. Though, even Greece people understand this world differently. The main idea of it is to respect yourself and other people and be able to feel proud.

How to incorporate it in your life: Think of at least 2 or 3 positive thoughts (every day) in your head or write them down. Be friendly, and kind.

Pali-pali

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This philosophy comes from South Korea and Pali-pali can be translated as “faster, faster”. Koreans are always in the rush and don’t like to wait.

How to incorporate it in your life: Do not skip any opportunity, and to keep up with such a pace have a schedule, don’t spend much time cooking but eat good food, sing more, always learn and make the most of it.

Lykke

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This philosophy comes from Denmark. Lykke means happiness and the main idea of it is to reach endless joy and everyday fun from life.

How to incorporate it in your life: You can start like right now! Just go to your friend or relative and say something nice, give them something tasty, smile to a stranger, or quit a job you hate. Make your life better every day.

Ikigai

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Ikigai philosophy comes from Japan and this word translates as “meaning of life” or “something that makes you get up in the morning”. Because when a person has its Ikigai, he gets rid of bad habits.

How to incorporate it in your life: Think about what makes you happy in the morning, maybe it is a good coffee, or your favorite music and begin your day with it. Spend at least one hour a day on your hobby. Do more of what makes you happy.

Shinrin-yoku

Another philosophy from Japan. Shinrin-yoku means “forest baths”. The main idea of it is to find peace in nature. It is a unique method to fight stress and depression. In fact, it was proven by the scientists that this way a person can decrease his level of aggression and the stress hormones in the blood. Moreover, it makes people more productive and your immune system stronger.

How to incorporate it in your life: Find a forest with a quiet place and use all your 5 senses there: breathe in, look around, touch a tree, listen, “taste” the air, and  Feel the nature around you, find that harmony and calm, meditate.

Kalsarikänni

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And the last but not least philosophy comes from Finland. So, if you attempt to translate the word Kalsarikänni, you’ll get something like, “drinking alcohol at home wearing underwear without going outside even for a minute”.

How to incorporate it in your life: When you get home in the evening, find the most comfortable clothes, maybe soft pajamas with warm socks, or your favorite velvet sport suit. Whatever you like. Open a bottle of wine. Take some tasty food or snacks, turn on nice music or watch something you love. It is your leisure time, it’s all about you. Relax and let all your problems go.

Which philosophy fits you the most?


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