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National Inspiring Joy Day – April 3, 2023

National Inspiring Joy Day is on April 3 every year. The idea came from the “Woman’s World” and “First for Women” magazines, whose objectives were always to spread joy and motivate their audience to live their best lives. On National Inspiring Joy Day, features that offer many ways to help their readers find what makes them happy and share this inspiration with their family, friends, or community, especially feel-good stories and small acts of kindness, are included. Well inspired by them, National Today would like to share ideas to find joy.

History of National Inspiring Joy Day

‘Heinrich Bauer Verlag’ is a European magazine publisher from Hamburg, Germany, who trades as the Bauer Media Group. In 1981, the company set up an American subsidiary, Heinrich Bauer North America, in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Their first American release that year was the magazine “Woman’s World,” which targeted an audience of middle-class mothers. Printed on paper generally associated with tabloid publications and priced accordingly, the weekly magazine concentrates on short articles about subjects such as weight loss, relationship advice, and cooking, along with news stories about women in the STEM fields and academia.

“Woman’s World” quickly gained popularity, and by 1991, it already had a circulation of 1.5 million readers, generating $15 million in annual revenue.

According to a profile at magsdirect.com, as of 2003, the content in the magazine was in the following categories: Features, 32%; Food and Nutrition, 22%; Health, 16%; Home and Gardening, 9%; Beauty and Grooming, 8%; Travel, 5%; Fashion, 4%; and Parenting, 4%. In 2004, it became the most popular newsstand women’s magazine in the U.S., selling 77 million copies.

“First for Women,” another women’s magazine by the Bauer Media Group, was first published in 1989. It presents positive information on everything from beauty and fitness to health and nutrition and home and family. It’s published every three weeks, and every issue includes a 24-page pull-out-and-save cookbook packed with original recipes for fast, easy, and healthy meals. In 2011, the circulation of the magazine was 1,310,696 copies. Together, both magazines created National Inspiring Joy Day in 2019.

National Inspiring Joy Day timeline

1981
The Woman’s World is First Published

The Bauer Media Group publishes “Woman’s World,” its first U.S. release.

1989
The First For Women is First Published

The Bauer Media Group releases another women’s magazine — “First For Women,” published every three weeks.

2004
The Woman’s World Sells 77 Million Copies

“Woman’s World” emerges as the most popular newsstand women's magazine in the U.S.

2019
The Start of National Inspiring Joy Day

The two magazines — “Woman’s World” and “First for Women” — create this holiday together.

National Inspiring Joy Day FAQs

What is a quote for joy?

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

What is joy versus happiness?

Happiness is an emotion in which you experience feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure. Joy is a stronger emotion of spiritual connection to people.

What is a joyful person like?

A joyful person is pleasant to be with, considerate, respectful, warm, and helpful.

National Inspiring Joy Day Activities

  1. Read these women’s magazines

    The objective of “Woman’s World” and “First for Women” magazines has always been to spread joy and motivate their audience to live their best lives. Today is a great day to enjoy their content.

  2. Drink tea

    Green tea, Matcha tea, and Turmeric tea are mood boosters. They contain L-theanine, caffeine, and other substances that help relax, calm, and decrease tension.

  3. Share hugs with others

    When we hug, our bodies release oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin ― the ‘feel good’ hormones. They make us experience feelings of happiness and relaxation, improve our mood, and lower levels of depression.

5 Scientific Facts About Joy

  1. It positively affects your body

    Research shows that joy can boost the immune system; people with more positive emotions are less likely to develop the common cold.

  2. Flower scents can boost your mood

    According to a study by Rutgers University researchers, people exposed to the smell of flowers are about three times as likely to be happy.

  3. Satisfying relationships outshine money

    A study from the “Journal of Socio-Economics” found that relationships made people happy more than $100,000 would.

  4. Happier people favor brighter colors

    According to the journal “BMC Medical Research Methodology,” happier people prefer yellow, while gray is most closely associated with anxiety and depression.

  5. Being outdoors makes people happier

    According to a study published in the journal “Global Environmental Change,” the ideal spot for happiness is an outdoor spot near the water when the weather is warm.

Why We Love National Inspiring Joy Day

  1. Everything would be better if everyone could find their joy

    If everyone felt happy and spiritually connected to the people they love, the world would be a better place to live. At least for just one day, everything will be fine.

  2. It’s a day to take a well-deserved break

    When was the last time you took a break? You don’t necessarily have to go on vacation; just slow down and take some time off and tea to relax.

  3. It’s a day to resume reading that book you abandoned

    Every year we promise to read more but almost immediately leave things halfway through. This day is a good opportunity to give it another go and try to make it more of a habit like it used to be.

National Inspiring Joy Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 3Monday
2024April 3Wednesday
2025April 3Thursday
2026April 3Friday
2027April 3Saturday

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