Happiness Tips

The Power Of Floating

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nader Dehdashti

He showed each of us to our private room where a large white pod filled with salt water greeted me. He explained its features and left us to shower and hop in. Normally I would be nervous, but the staff were so friendly and positive that any residual nerves evaporated.

Live Life Happy Everywhere

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

Before you continue your day, take a moment to think about what is truly important to you. Take another moment to appreciate those things and let go of anything you cannot change. Find your own balance to happiness.

All About Happiness

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Happiness is something we all strive for, but do you know the benefits it can bring; how happiness is a skill that can be learnt; and why all forms of...

How To Unstick Yourself From Life's Problems

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Stuck is a word that often gets talked about by people who approach coaches and therapists like me. It's a big problem and heck, I often feel stuck in aspects of my life too - it's a chronic human condition. Luckily there's much that can be done. If you're feeling it, or have ever felt it, read on!

10 Ways To Bring A Piece Of Peace To Your Life

Becky Stafferton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Do you ever get a moment of peace? Or is your head constantly swimming with to do lists, appointments, deadlines and data? I've put together my top ten tips to help bring a bit of peace back into your life and to basically help you to just chill the heck out!

Setting Goals For Mental Health Recovery

Nik Higgins | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Higgins

Keep it simple and practical. Combating depression and other mental health conditions is about you controlling the illness, and not letting it control you. It's as necessary to regain mastery over the weekly shop as it is over the inner-most workings of your mind.

How To Stay Motivated When Anxiety Wants You To Fail

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

My anxiety wants me to fail. It makes me second-guess myself, my ability and my likelihood of succeeding. Even whilst writing this article, the doubts and worry about failing, about my writing not being good enough, makes me want to stop typing and crawl into bed with some Netflix instead.

How To Be A Happier Mama

Claire Shutt | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Shutt

Offspring; the apple of your eye, your sweet little darlings, sponges of love, thieves of sleep and all round controllers of life. They give you joy you've never experienced and love you've never known.

Creating A Resilient Workforce

Emma Rosen | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Emma Rosen

What would it be like if we were all fulfilled in our careers? I hope that many readers are happy and feel fulfilled in their working life. I assume...

Why Having Just Enough Is More Than OK

Becky Stafferton | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

That cosy, woollen knitwear you cocooned yourself in over Christmas... that's Hygge. But don't worry you can still have that with lagom, you're just going to have to knit it yourself. Oh and ideally it should be from the wool of your own grass fed sheep, which you've lovingly sheared and then spun on the spinning wheel you found on Freecycle.

Looking Up When Your Body Is Down

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

Even when we do all the right things, like sleep eight hours a day, eat well and exercise regularly, sometimes we just get sick. We can't help it. When and how we get ill is not necessarily in our control, but how we deal with it is.

Of Me And Mine

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Finally, our thoughts can consume us. We believe in them so firmly that nobody else should think otherwise or we will challenge them to a heated debate. This 'my and mine' become more obvious when we are angry. If you look at your anger, which part of the body is angry?

Where Is The Happiest Place To Live?

Izzy McRae | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

For as long as I can remember I've been going on holiday to Galloway. It's in the south west corner of Scotland - a part of the country that's often ignored as people power up the motorway to Glasgow or Edinburgh and beyond.

Me And You

Kamontip Evans | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

A stroll through the woods, colourful leaves gently fluttering down to the ground like the wings of butterflies, the sounds of chirping birds, the sunlight turning the bare branches of trees to glistening gold - the heart absorbs such natural delights, with no words, no thoughts

Finding The Best Of Myself For The New Year

Julia Burness | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Julia Burness

I'm looking at getting the best out of myself as a human right now - really getting to grips with understanding myself as an adult but also dealing wi...

Is The Key To Happiness Really Just Staying True To Yourself?

Paul Laver | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Laver

Living by one's own values has a positive effect on every aspect of your own self worth, regardless of location and culture. Our study comprehensively agrees with the principle that we are all happier if we are able to live our lives by our own values. So take stock, take time to identify your own values, and take the opportunity to live by them every single day. Perhaps your own personal happiness is much more achievable than you think? I certainly think it is.

Why We Must Lead By Example And Inspire Children To Be Kind To Others

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

They would have kept their heads down, denied knowledge of the envelope's existence, and not reached out to help that person as I had done. But if we opt for the former, what is the message we're passing on to future generations?

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

If Governments Only Cared About Happiness, What Would They Spend On?

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Finally, as individuals, we can attempt to tackle the issues of adaption and comparison directly. We can try to avoid comparing ourselves to others, and try to adapt to negative things quickly while staying appreciative of positive things. But governments can't do this for us. Or can they? Possibly through education, but I think I'll tackle that another time.

'A Helping Hand Is at the End of Your Own Arm' - Seven Simple Self-Help Steps to Start Controlling Your Life With Depression

Adam Dow | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Dow

When Depression hits, it is difficult to find out how to escape. There are thousands of well-known metaphors for what depression really feels like, an...

Eight Ways to Guarantee You'll Be Miserable

Frederika Roberts | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frederika Roberts

Are you fed up with being surrounded by happy, smiley people? Do you want to bring more misery, stress, anxiety and depression into your life and the lives of your loved ones? Then here is your handy guide.

Learn to Love Yourself...But How?

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

To love yourself, you need to begin with knowing and accepting yourself. In practical terms it means learning about who you are, getting to know yourself, exploring your values, learning about your boundaries, and feeling good on your own.

Mental Health Funding Is Essential but Real Change Starts With Us

Graham Doke | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Graham Doke

A report into mental health care released this week by an NHS England Taskforce contains a stark statistic: severe and prolonged mental illness can shorten life expectancy by 15 to 20 years. The equivalent statistic for chronic smoking is 10 years.

Creating a More Compelling Story of Your Life

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

My question to you today is, If you were to go through the stories that have made up your experience, what genre would you classify each of them as and is that classification helpful to you?

Working Mum or Stay at Home Mum?

Louise Gillett | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Louise Gillett

I do usually manage to fit in some writing during the day but it is sometimes hard to find the motivation as well as the time. So by last weekend, after a whole week of not writing, it was tempting to think that perhaps I should find a job and contribute to the family in a more measurable way - i.e. financially.