Coronavirus Advice: The Happiest People In The World Share 5 Ways To Be Happy

20 Mar 2020

With the current coronavirus pandemic, this might not be the happiest time on the planet. But that’s no reason to forget what makes us happy—especially on March 20, which is the United Nations’ annual International Day of Happiness. This day has been marked since 2013 as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. Today, the UN issued its annual World Happiness Report, which ranks 156 countries around the world. For the third year in a row, Finland was named the happiest country in the world.

So what makes the Finns so happy—and what can we learn from them during this time of global turmoil caused by an outbreak of coronavirus? We tapped into Heli Jimenez, senior director of international marketing at Business Finland, to get her insider take on what makes Finland home to the happiest people on earth, as well as tips on what Finns do to stay happy and calm. These are lessons that anyone around the world can integrate into their own lives during normal times or if you’re staying at home and sheltering in place due to coronavirus. 

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