Relaxation

Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats Happiness

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

You put in the word 'banana' and you find out how many people have googled banana in the last month. Or if you really want to know, the trends in banana interest over the last 12 months. Search terms and their popularity reveal a mine of information about our interests and perhaps our psychology.

Make Love, Moisturise and Drink Tea This Autumn...

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Autumn is officially upon us and we are more than ready for the falling leaves and unlimited cups of hot tea. As the temperatures shift, so do our internal seasons

Do You Feel Stressed Before You Get Out Of Bed?

IKEA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress: it's one of those things that you just can't avoid. At some point in your life, you're going to come face to face with it. And if you're Briti...

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

Feeling Stressed? Then Find a Hobby and Learn to Relax

Diana Moran | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Living as I do at the side of a river and with many beautiful lakes in the area I have no shortage of inspiration. Painting in oils is my preferred medium although I must admit oil painting can get a bit messy at times! I often work as a motivational speaker aboard cruise ships enabling me to travel the world, but always carry a sketchpad and paints in my luggage.

This Meditation Comic Sums Up Why We Keep Forgetting Our House Keys

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle we're loving the idea of a meditation comic. Mike Medaglia, an illustrator and comic book artist takes everyday situ...

Intensify Your Life: The Power of Going Slow

Sacha Knop | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Try the power of slowing down by focusing on all your senses while eating, by focusing on the food, the environment you're in and on chewing. Once you've experienced what going slow can do for you, you'll want to try it all the time.

Nine Ways to Banish Stress in Five Minutes (or Less)

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Stress is just a fact of life for the majority of us living in the 21st Century. The mere thought of next week's presentation, the mother in law coming to stay, the kids Nativity play costumes to be made all have the tendency to send our stress levels soaring. Which means the sources of stress are literally everywhere!

Poorna Bell

These 3 Things Are Killing Your Sense Of Wonder

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When was the last time you felt "a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar"? That's the exac...

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What I've Learned By My Mid-Thirties (Including The Joy Of Missing Out)

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

My entire twenties, like almost every other person, were lived with an utterly responsibility-free attitude. So much so, that Shaggy's song 'It Wasn't...

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Tried And Tested: Does Five Minutes Of Meditation Actually Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Judging by one of my colleague’s reactions to my announcement I was off to a meditation class – a loud guffaw – coming out of the closet can be...

A Simple Meditation For Your Brilliant Mind

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Meditation is not a religion. Nor is it a tradition involving levitation while sitting cross-legged on the floor pretending to be an all-knowing master of the universe. Meditation, sometimes disguised as boredom, slows our breath, lowers our heart rate, relaxes our mind and provides space for self-exploration while restoring our natural energy.

Being With the Busy Mind

Anne Loyd | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Loyd

When you start to observe how the mind works, you will laugh at the impossibility of clearing your mind of thoughts. It just isn't going to happen! Having thoughts is part of being human. Some researchers say that we have around 50,000 thoughts a day (National Science Foundation) and that around 95 per cent of these thoughts are the same as you had the day before.

Poorna Bell

How This Famous Chef Manages His Work-Life Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're about to see a lot more of chef Marcus Wareing, who replaces Michel Roux Jr in the Autumn series of Masterchef: The Professionals. Wareing, ...

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This Is What Makes Our National Feel Good Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

National Feel Good Day is a bit of a strange one. It started with a big bang last year, and this year seems to have dropped off the radar, despite bei...

Does This Massage Actually Clinically Reduce Stress?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Massages by their very nature are meant to be de-stressing, but having tried and tested many, many treatments during the course of my career, I sadly ...

Where Do You Think We Rank On The Happiness Scale Compared To Europe?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Happiness, it seems is becoming a much more respected and valued measurement of a nation's wellbeing than money and power. According to the Offiic...

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How This Man Swapped Being A Financial Trader For Yoga And Writing

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The financial world is well known for being highly pressured, stressful, operating long hours and (in some cases) the inevitable burnout of employees ...

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you constantly feel tired or like you don't get enough sleep, it may be time to revisit your sleep techniques. Most of us view sleep as an optional...

How Stress Can Literally Kill Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stressing yourself out is a phrase we're all familiar with, but how many of us take it seriously? If you allow yourself to consistently experience hig...

Toilet Anxiety- Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of needing the toilet, being caught short, of not finding the loo in time is a fear that blights both men and women, young and old. Many hours are spent planning the next toilet stop or an aisle seat for easy access at theatres and cinemas, one eye on the nearest toilet all the time.

This Is What Thriving Looks Like To Other People

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Arianna Huffington, HuffPost's founder and CEO, is bringing her Third Metric ethos of wellbeing and happiness to the UK through her book tour for Thri...

This Makes Meditation Easier Than Queuing Up For A Latte

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Headspace, the masters of online meditation, have unveiled a new version of their app that promises to make switching off and zoning out even easier. ...

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What Does A Former Buddhist Monk Have To Say About Men Chilling Out?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Former Buddhist monk and co-founder of online meditation app Headspace Andy Puddicombe knows a thing or two about big life decisions and taking the ti...

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Pictures Of The Glorious Gardens And Displays

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday saw the arrival of the bigwigs - the Queen and other celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Rowan Atkinson - today sees the Chelsea Fl...