Beauty In Believing

I can remember vividly a Christmas Eve when I was about five years old. I was laying so quiet and still, hoping and hoping I would hear reindeer on the roof and the bells on Santa’s sleigh. And… I did! Lying there in bed, I am sure I heard sleigh bells and reindeer hooves. And even today […]

Mental Health In The Workplace

As we I am sure you already know, one in every four people will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. But probably more alarmingly, nine out of 10 of those people will experience stigma and discrimination because of it. This is often particularly prevalent in the work place. Why Mental Health In […]

Ways I Am Becoming Happier

Though my project happy (as I call it) is a work in progress I want to share with you 3 tips that have helped me on my journey. “To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right in an atmosphere of growth.” I have thought about this a lot […]

Achieving Happiness

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, which says that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Well, there’s another law, which says that left to themselves, things have a tendency to go from bad to worse. When something is making you unhappy, for any reason, the situation will tend to get worse rather than better. So […]

The 12 Best Pieces Of Advice I Have Received

1. Remove the word “should” from your vocabulary as much as possible. 2. If you can’t control it, there’s no point worrying about it. 3. Stop trying to solve an irrational problem with a rational solution. 4. Don’t compare your behind-the-scenes with someone else’s highlight reel. 5. Remember that no one thinks about you as […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Five

We have reached the end of the Theme for this week ‘Choosing Happiness’ with Step Five which is Share Positivity with Others Not only do you need to be positive with yourself for this training to really take effect, but you need to be positive with others. You have to share your wealth of positivity […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Four

Step Four is Reinforce Positivity in Yourself Once I started thinking more positively, I realised I had to reinforce these thoughts and behaviors in myself so they would stick. As with any sort of training, practice makes perfect, and, yes, you can practice being positive. The best and easiest way to do this is to […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Three

Step Three is Look For the Positive in Life There is positive in everything. In every person, in every situation, there is something good. Most of the time it’s not that obvious. We have to look. And sometimes we have to look hard. The old me was content to sit back and just glance around. […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Two

Step Two is Rid Your Life of Negativity If you want to live a positive, joyful life, you cannot – absolutely CANNOT – be surrounded by negative people who are not encouraging your happiness. As a negative person, I tended to attract negative people. When I decided to make the change to live a more positive life, […]

Choosing Happiness – Step One

Step One is Believe Happiness is a Choice For me, this was a hard one at first. I thought that people were either unhappy or happy (and I was one of the unhappy ones). I used to blame this on all kinds of external factors – experiences, parents, relationships – but I never really stopped to […]

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