Happiness Tips

An Attitude of Gratitude

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Our attitude is the one thing that we have absolute control over. It is totally up to us as to what attitude we have each moment of the day. Choosing an attitude of gratitude is one of the best choices we can make.

14 Ways to Put the Bounce Back Into Your Morning

Karen Pine | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

After starting my day with a diet of positivity I find my whole outlook changes. And this has a knock-on effect. After all, if you enter a room with a smile on your face you're more likely to spread a bit of sunshine than if you go in scowling.

Eight Things You Can Stop Worrying About

Alexandra Massey | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Thinking you can make someone feel bad... It's 100% impossible to make someone feel a certain way. No one can get into another's head and change their emotions, it's absolutely impossible. You are only responsible for how you present yourself to others. How they respond is not your responsibility.

Taking International Day of Happiness Into Work

Nic Marks | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

Today is the International Day of Happiness, a day set aside by the UN to recognise that the "happiness and well-being of all peoples" is a fundamental goal of development. This year, as it falls on a workday, it begs the question of whether happiness and well-being are issues that organizations should take seriously.

Happy International Day of Happiness - How to Celebrate?

Simon Goddard | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Goddard

The UN's recent focus on happiness came at the request of Bhutan, which is now famous for choosing to forgo GDP as a way of measuring its country's wealth in favour of Gross National Happiness. The UN has agreed that happiness should be used as a way of measuring development.

Just Be Positive

Gina Lyons | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I appreciate that I have a brilliantly loveable family, some ridiculously funny friends, a wonderful boyfriend and two silly pets to come home to. I am grateful for my health, my life. None of that changes the fact I worry or am a miserable sod today.

Three Very Simple Things You Can Do to Build Confidence

Annie Ashdown | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Confidence is the key to improving our performance in the work force and to creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

If You Change One Thing This Year, Make it This

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

"Just one more year, and then you'll be happy." How sad, to have to wait a whole YEAR to be happy. Some of us wait all of our lives for the stars to align, the earth to move or a money tree to spring up in our back garden.

Why Feeling Permanently Good Isn't Normal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the third extract from the This Book Will Make You... series as part of our Say No To January campaign, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you ho...

Fine Tune Your Assertiveness Skills

Annie Ashdown | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I was so afraid of conflict and when I did try to be assertive, I came across as being aggressive. However that's a long time ago before I mastered my communication skills and fine tuned my assertiveness skills.

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

The Key To a Happier and Healthier New Year? Resolve To Be Grateful!

Tony Lobl | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Sincere thankfulness is a good idea at any time of the year. But if you are considering making a New Year's resolution, how about committing yourself to a heartfelt gratitude attitude?

Fly With Your Own Wings, Peaks and Troughs and How to Choose in a Perfect Situation

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Too much money and too much choice. Drugs feed off a rampant ego and an absence of self. The finger is too readily pointed at the drugs or the alcohol or the porn as being the destroyer but the truth is, we destroy our own lives.

The Blind Atheist, "Kiss Me as if it Were the Last Time!" And What Really Matters (Part Three)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Our search for God is a hopefulness that we too might find ourselves. Go for a walk in any green landscape near you. You will see what atheists refuse to believe exists because they choose to be blind.

On Perfection, Planning and Losing

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Perfection In our facile society, perfection is glossy, fabricated, manipulated and made to order. Yet we are surrounded by unmistakably perfect momen...

Third Metric - Be the Change

Chantelle Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I'm an ordinary, hard-working woman and have climbed the corporate ladder vigorously. At 25 I was already earning a 6 figure salary & won every award along the way. At 26 I was managing employees 20 years my senior and hosted a business radio show on the side. My whole life up to this stage has just been: Go, go, go! But something lacked.

Suffering From a Case of Expectations!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you ever looked forward to something only to find that when it happened it wasn't like you expected? In your mind it was going to be one way - fantastic, amazing, beautiful - and then it wasn't.

My Manifesto for a Happier World

Dr Mark Williamson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Williamson

My 12-step manifesto for a happier world calls for change not just from our leaders but from all of us. I'm not pretending these are simple changes or can happen overnight. But if we were to put these ideas into practice I'm certain we could create a society which is not only happier, but also more productive, caring, fair, responsible and sustainable.

How What I Caught My Teen Doing Changed My Life (And How It Could Change Yours Too)

Sandi Mann | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

It dawned on me that Elisha's Things To Appreciate List is actually the path to contentment for us all. Taking the time to enjoy the small stuff, to notice and relish even the most basic of what we have and to fully savour the special times is surely the route to happiness.

There Are No Mistakes

Alice Grist | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Suddenly my thoughts were interrupted, no, they were overdubbed by an intrusion. The intrusion (of unknown source as I was alone) quite loudly and clearly stated: There are no mistakes.

'50 Shades of Grey' and the Search for Happiness - The Solution is in Your Own Hands

Mr Pickwick | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

I have reached an age where my peak can be seen disappearing around the corner behind me. I was resigned to this when it was still in focus. But now...

How and to Meditate and Find Inner Peace - An Easy Beginner's Guide

Alice Grist | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Meditation is one of my favourite things. For a long time I felt I were doing a necessary service. But now it has me in it's gentle grip and I cannot get enough! Meditation can be taken as a small soulful snack or if you love it, then it can be an everyday pursuit. Meditation is about striving to find a still tranquil point inside your own mind and soul.

Is Thirty-Three The Magic Number?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new study, our thirties are the new twenties, as seven in ten of us admit to feeling at our happiest at 33. Twentysomethings may hav...

Do Pets Make us Happier?

Annabel Burn | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Research shows that while we think of receiving support as making us happier, it is actually providing it that has more of a positive impact on our well-being.

How to Deal With the Unexpected in Your Life

Phil Parker | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

I've taken two core questions from my book '10 Questions to ask for success' to show you how to get the best out of life.