We all know Singapore has become an extremely competitive country of “productivity and efficiency”, in businesses, workplaces, or even schools. Believe it or not, Singapore was once the most-unhappy country in 2012. Fortunate enough in 2015, our happiness rating bounced right up to 24th happiest country in the world.
You may be wondering, “I happy, not happy, what’s the big deal?”
Feeling happy is intrinsically important. Happiness is very vital to our goals in life and have the potential to change many other lives. Even a mere act of smiling makes people happier! The power of random smiles do a lot more than simply let the world know you’re happy.
Here’re the top 8 benefits what smiling can provide –
- Reduced stress level
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Boost immune system
- Increase longevity
- Increase productivity
- Improve your creativity
- Makes you look more approachable
- Encourage trust among the people around you
Smiling is beautifully contagious. Around 50~60% people smile back, spreading the health benefits throughout those around you and it comes back to you several times as well!
Growing up makes us more serious in everyday life and smile lesser. Remember yourself being a child having fun, laughing and feeling good? We all missed those days when we grow older, taking full responsibility for our lives.
As the year 2015 is ending, let’s see what you look forward in 2016 with a smile!
1. Long Weekend in 2016
6 of 11 public holiday for 2016 falls on Friday, Sunday or Monday. By taking just three days off work, you can add two more long weekends to the existing six!
Straits Times – Public holiday in 2016
2. Planning your 2016 Trips
The very moment we decide to go on a holiday, we get a rush of happy hormones, thinking and talking about the wonderful time you’ll have! So why not start planning for your trips for 2016 with the long weekend calendar above!
3. Must Catch Movies in 2016
To all movie lovers out there! Here’re our 9 best picks of the biggest films coming in 2016 to look out for!
- Kung Fu Panda 3 (Release month – January)
- Deadpool (Release month – February)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Release in – March)
- Captain America: Civil War (Release month – May)
- X-Men: Apocalypse (Release month – May)
- The Angry Birds Movie (Release month – May)
- Warcraft (Release month – June)
- Independence Day: Resurgence (Release month – June)
- Star Trek: Beyond (Release month – July)
No.. no. Of course I didn’t forget about Star war! Cool to see some hilarious moments added into the plot! Yet to catch it? you better not miss it!
4. Shopping Festivals in 2016
Have you heard of this saying, “If shopping doesn’t make you happy, then you’re in the wrong shop!” Totally true! Take a peep and be prepare for 2016 overseas shopping festivals!
5th June – 65eDay (Singapore Ecommerce Day)
18th June – Taobao Mid-Year Sale
4th July – USA Independence Day
11th November – Taobao Craziest 11.11 Sale
27th November – USA Black Friday
29th November – USA Cyber Monday
12th December – Taobao Year End Sale
There’s always a good reason to smile, to make the bad times good and the good times unforgettable. Most importantly, happiness is only real when shared!
Having said, 65daigou is giving away FREE SMILE MY 2016 calendar where you can draw an emoticon to record down your daily emotions. *While stock last
“One day when you look back, these good and bad times might not simply be your memories, but it’s the milestones of your life” – Happy, Inside out.
So do keep in mind! Despite the hectic Singapore lifestyle that we face, whether in happy or the troubled moments, SMILE!