International Day of Happiness was set up by the United Nations in 2012 and is now being celebrated on the 20th of March all over the world.

It was the efforts of Jayme Illien who believed that the pursuit of happiness is not only a human right but also a ‘fundamental human goal’. And we 100% agree – it’s important for us all to try our hardest in everything that we do to spread happiness into the lives of others.

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    Also, did you know that every single person is in control of 40% of their own happiness? That leaves a lot of potential to make a change!

    The ‘Ten Keys to Happier Living’ by Vanessa King

    The ‘Ten Keys to Happier Living’ is based on a review of the latest research from psychology and related fields.

    Everyone’s path to happiness is slightly different, but the evidence suggests that these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people’s happiness and well-being. Out of the ten rules we want to show how 6 of them are practiced daily at SkinViva to help us spread those positive vibes.

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    1. Giving – do things for others

    Doing things for others is something we do every day. From the outside, we are essentially an aesthetics clinic – offering treatments such as Lip Fillers or Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty.

    But if you get underneath our skin, you’ll find that the most important thing to us is how we can help someone on their route to happiness. We want to give confidence and vitality to people’s lives through the treatments that we do.

    Giving and providing something that will make someone happy is what is at the heart of SkinViva.


    1. Relating – connecting with people

    Relating is another element to happiness that is crucial. How our clients relate to us is so important, just as how we relate to our clients. We want everyone who walks through our door to feel comfortable and at ease. A good connection and good communication come hand in hand.

    We understand that people may initially feel nervous or shy to come in to the clinic and we can relate to that and help them with it. One of our clients recently said that one of our clinicians ‘was easy to talk to, took his time to answer all of my questions and was very patient with me’. This shows that we are practicing what we preach.


    1. Awareness – live life mindfully

    The simple action of being aware is something many people struggle with in the 21st century. With the rise of technology, it is common that we spend more time looking down at our phones rather than looking up and paying attention to what is around us. However, being mindful and aware is key to how we act at SkinViva. It is so important that we are aware of how people are and feel. We appreciate that everyone is unique and that everyone has their own personal goals.


    1. Emotions – look for what’s good

    Emotions play a massive part in how we work at SkinViva. We have a positive emotional impact on those who come to us. People may come in unhappy with something and we can help them turn that into something that will make them happy.

    This is our power, and this is how we put out happiness into the world. One example of this is shown in this client review which states ‘Dr Aimee is a very positive and happy person, who takes her time with you and doesn’t make you feel ‘hard sold to’ at all’. Emotions really are contagious!


    1. Direction – having goals to look forward to 

    Our clients may not always have a clear direction of what they want when they come in. It may just be a vague idea, a thought or a feeling. We can help give direction that will help achieve that overall goal or idea. Having purpose is important for happiness and looking forward to the future.

    One of our clients said our clinician ‘made me feel at ease through the entire process, I felt well informed and all my options were explored, I wasn’t rushed into making any decisions’. This shows that we work hand in hand with our clients to create an outcome that is in the best interest for them.


    1. Meaning – be part of something bigger

    Another thing that makes us happy at SkinViva is knowing we are part of a much bigger picture. Our Training School means that we can share the wonderful gift of making people happy to fellow medical professionals. By giving back to the industry we are raising the bar across the board for clients everywhere. The Trainee Network helps this message be spread even further!

    Whether people come to us directly or to the people that we train, we know that people are being treated in safe environments and are leaving with a positive experience.


    So, these are our keys to happiness in the clinic! What are your keys to happiness? Let us know!

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