Happiness Tips

Please Can You Do Me a Favour? Can You Touch Yourself?

Monica Millares | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

According to Breast Cancer UK 331,000 people a year were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK only, that's around 910 people every day, or 38 people every hour. It's so common now that unfortunately 30% of us will experience cancer at some point in our life.

Self-Help Is Driving Me Crazy

Marianne Power | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Power

Shock horror, it turns out that analysing your feelings and facing your every weakness is a recipe for crazy. There is now hardly a minute in the day when I don't think: Why did I say that? Why did I do that? Am I self-sabotaging? Am I scared of being vulnerable?

Three Things That Make Kids Happier Every Day

Alexandra Massey | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

I used to vex about how happy my children were, and still do sometimes, but with experience I've come to realise that their fundamental needs are very simple. They want to be heard, loved and given some special time. If I give them these three things every day, they thrive. So I do everything I can to ensure I make that happen and I know I'm investing in their happiness.

Do You Have a Bitchy, Resting Face?

Amanda Elias | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I lived in London in my 20's and quite often had comments such as "smile, it may never happen" or "cheer up love" and I didn't really understand, was I meant to walk around with a continuous smile on my face?

How to be Happy - Eight Ways to Bring Greater Happiness Into Your Life

Maite Baron | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Make the journey more important than the destination. In other words, don't automatically buy into the mantra that 'there's no gain without pain', instead allow yourself to experience the 'joy of the getting there' while also enjoying the 'here and now' too.

The Economics of Happiness - Changing the System

Maite Baron | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

From the national data that's being collected, mostly by developed nations, one thing is clear and it's that increased GDP and higher levels of consumer spending doesn't seem to make us that much happier. So what does?

Finding the Big Happy

Chantelle Smith | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I've always been slightly obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. Not the movie. The real thing. How do we attain happiness and how do we damn well keep it.

Why We Need to Be Brave

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

I believe that all of us have an inner voice that tries to guide us through life. I believe that this voice wants the best for us and tries to steer us toward happiness, contentment and love. I think many people have a sense of this 'voice' but often refer to it simply as their 'gut instinct'.

Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

In order to succeed and thrive in this cut throat culture many also turn to lying, cheating, back-stabbing and elbowing others out of the way to reach the top. People can live in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about not being good enough.

10 Secrets Of Happy People (Which Don't Involve Cake Or Wine)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some people are just so darn chirpy - while the rest of us are grumbling about our workload they're skipping through the office (literally) with a smi...

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

Maya Angelou, Be Yourself and How to Make Herb Liqueur

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

he poet laureate, author and activist who passed away recently redefined herself many times throughout her life. Even her name was an invention! Ms. Angelou once worked as a prostitute but that didn't define her.

Are Your Perfectionist Ways Holding You Back?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we need to be called out on really obvious behaviours that are getting us nowhere. And, surprisingly, perfectionism is one of them. When ...

When the Mind Plays Truant

Kamontip Evans | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Happiness can be had right here and right now, anytime, anywhere - when the mind stays fully focused and becomes one with the body, when it no longer travels into the past or future but remains at peace, at home and in the present moment!

Seven Ways to Conquer Fear and Live the Life You Want to Live

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If you are not living the life you want to be living, then firstly get rid of the idea you can't as generally the biggest obstacle is your mind set, so that has to be changed. The best way to measure success is by your own happiness and if you are not happy take a look at why and how you can begin to make changes.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 02.06.2014 | 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 20.05.2014 | 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 17.05.2014 | 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 14.05.2014 | 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 19.04.2014 | 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.