Happiness Tips

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 10.06.2016 | 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 09.06.2016 | 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 26.05.2016 | 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.

When Times Get Hard - Hold On!

Louise Gillett | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

In my opinion, the reason we are here on this planet is to be happy. I don't know how I formed this opinion - I suppose I feel it, rather than think it. Sometimes life gets hard and happiness seems elusive, but there are certain things we can do to help ourselves even in difficult circumstances.

How to Start 2016 With a Positive

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amie Cadwallader

I love am the type of person who tries their best to have a positive attitude, and there is definitely nothing I adore more than sharing the love and making others smile. One thing I do know is when you see the positive side off things, life seems a little better, a little easier, and you are able to make the most of the beautiful life that you have...

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Louise Gillett | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

Basically as you get older, you realise that you are not the only person in the world who worries about things. Everyone is riddled with insecurities, they just manifest them in different ways, or if they are really lucky, they have learned to overcome their difficulties (I recently re-read M Scott Peck's The Road Less Travelled and it was brilliant on this subject).

How to Set Yourself Up for a Successful 2016

Sara Davison | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Many of us remember the tougher moments in the last year but rarely stop to reflect on everything that has gone well, made us feel good and even proud of ourselves. It's important to appreciate the good things in life as well as to learn from the bad experiences.

How to Find Happiness After 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Veronica Melkonian

I actually found myself longing to live a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I as a little jealous of all the excitement wrapped up in the lives of all those in Star Wars and now I need to redeem my own life somehow. So if you're feeling a similar sort of disdain towards your own life, then let's work this through together, how can we find happiness after Epsiode VII.

15 Things to Leave in 2015

Sophie Pope | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

It's so easy to look at what to take forward with you, when the flipside of this - and probably easier way - is figuring out what it is we should leave behind. So here are 15 things I'll be leaving in 2015, and I'm sure a lot of these will resonate.