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The happiest man on earth

Meik Wiking knows more than most about what it takes to be happy, and he tells Simon Creasey that for teachers, the key to wellbeing could be having a little hygge in their lives

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Meik Wiking knows what it means to be happy. Not only is he the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, he is also one of the world’s leading experts on hygge, the Danish recipe for happiness. He has been described as “the Indiana Jones of smiles” and dubbed “the world’s happiest man”.

So what would be his message to teachers? A staggering 97 per cent of teachers in our survey said that their job negatively impacted on their wellbeing. This reflects what you hear repeatedly in education: anxiety, stress and fear around teaching are adversely impacting on the profession’s mental ...

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