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10 Happiness Practices From Around the World | SUCCESS
Life isn't easy, but over thousands of years of human civilization, people across the world have developed philosophies and strategies to cope with the stressful times and to navigate the trials of daily life.

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Japan: ‘shrinrin-yoku’

Japan: ‘shrinrin-yoku’

Shrinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, was developed in the 1980s as a way to respond to the stresses of urban living.

It is all about getting out into nature. It can reduce your stress and boost ...

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Hawaii: ‘Ho‘oponopono’

Hawaii: ‘Ho‘oponopono’

It is a mantra used to make changes on the inside.

Instead of harboring resentment toward others, take a deep breath and understand your feelings before discussing them with someone who has d...

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Norway: ‘friluftsliv’

Norway: ‘friluftsliv’

"Friluftsliv" means 'free air life' and refers to spending time in nature and reconnecting with the earth.

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Germany: ‘gemütlichkeit’

Germany: ‘gemütlichkeit’

"Gemütlichkeit" is a German philosophy of celebrating the company of each other with a song, dance, beer or just a sense of gratitude.

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Spain: ‘siesta’

Spain: ‘siesta’

The famous Spanish afternoon nap can reboot your mind, cheer you up and also make you productive.

Make time for a 20-minute nap after lunch to enjoy the benefits.

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France: ‘aperitif’

France: ‘aperitif’

The French evening drink is a ritual to slow you down and transition from work to relaxation.

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Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil: ‘mate’

Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil: ‘mate’

"Mate" is a herbal tea made from the leaves of the yerba mate plant.

It has been credited for its health and soul benefits and best taken with friends.

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Turkey: ‘keyif’

Turkey: ‘keyif’

Keyif is about the art of quiet relaxation by yourself and living in the moment.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina: ‘kafa’

Bosnia & Herzegovina: ‘kafa’

There is nothing like enjoying a Bosnian coffee with friends to engage in conversation. Kafa is cooked in a ‘džezva’ pot and enjoyed with a sugar cube or a ‘rahat lokum’ candy.

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Nigeria: ‘ubuntu’

Nigeria: ‘ubuntu’

Ubuntu is showing humanity towards others. It's about prioritizing the community above the needs of the individual.

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The happiest countries

Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden are ranked among the top happiest places in the world. 

Their population enjoys a healthy work-life balance, high standards of living with less pressure, less stress, and more time for everything they enjoy and love doing.

"Lagom"

It's part of the Swedish culture. It means “Not too little. Not too much. Just right.

The concept encourages an overarching balance across our lives: everything in moderation.

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