Why are People from Nordic Countries the Happiest in the World?

When it comes to finding happiness, we are often limited by the lens of our own culture. Looking outward to learn from others is one of the best ways to live the most complete lifestyle.

March 18, 2022, World Happiness Report, ranks countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, powered by the Gallup World Poll data.

According to the report, the Nordic country of Finland is the happiest country in the world for the fifth year in a row. It’s followed by Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. All Nordic countries.

The people in the Nordic countries overwhelmingly report greater happiness than others. What exactly is it about these countries that leads to such happiness?

Let’s take a closer look at what they’re doing right and how you can implement key strategies into your own life.

What is the Nordic Lifestyle?

The Nordic nations are known for high living standards and low-income disparity. How have they done this? Using a well-functioning democracy, they prioritize life balance. They offer free education and healthcare among many other publicly-funded systems. They have achieved a perfect balance of personal comfort, economic strength, and societal welfare.

Additionally, nutrition in these nations also plays a role. The Nordic diet is all about eating whole, unprocessed foods without restriction, and with an emphasis on mindfulness, enjoyment, and absence of stress during mealtime.

Ultimately, they have a healthy life expectancy, social support in times of trouble, low corruption, high social trust, generosity in a community where people look after each other, an abundance of natural beauty, and low crime rates.

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What Can
I Do?

Clearly, the Nordic people have gotten something right when it comes to wellness and happiness. How can you bring these lessons to your life?

Here are some actionable tips to try:

  • Use the sauna. Sauna sessions are very common in these countries, and they help to flush out your body and improve recovery. Learn more about the benefits of using a dry sauna.
  • Add activity to daily life. Exercise does not have to be an hour of the day that you dread. Make active choices like taking the stairs, biking in nature, and taking walks.
  • Try Nordic eats. Try out some Nordic cuisine at a local restaurant, and make your own.Add fatty fish and root vegetables to your diet. Focus on mindful eating, not restrictive eating.
  • Take a vacation. In many other countries, the mindset is about working to live, not living to work. Make sure you take time off and enjoy life.

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