Yesterday was #InternationalDayOfHappiness and I was having a happy smiley time at work. I love my work, I help people, I talk to loads, and I end the day smiling every time. Not yesterday. Yesterday I was robbed by conmen, two young men who came in talking and yabbering, making a fuss and going off with whatever was on the desk. My mobile phone, sadly. … Continue reading How my Happiness Day turned out… Paint Your Wagon at The Liverpool Everyman
Well, hello! It’s a bright, sunshine filled Tuesday morning here, and I’m at my desk and working hard (cough) already. I didn’t realise it was #InternationalDayOfHappiness until I looked at my Twitter feed first thing. In between all the gloom, sad news and pain there was a reminder from Action For Happiness that today was, indeed, the day to be positively happy. It brought me … Continue reading It’s #InternationalDayOfHappiness: How are you going to celebrate?
March came in like a lion, didn’t it? All the freezing cloud, snow, wind and weather that stopped life from going on as per usual. It’s so appealing to a hygge lover, because it makes us want to stay inside and hygge. There are very few pleasures quite as appealing as snuggling down with a pot of tea and a warm slice of toast. When … Continue reading The snow has gone, and the spring weather is following soon.
Hygge isn’t mindfulness. I don’t think I need to point that out half as much as I used to, when hygge was a new concept and it was very easy to think of it in terms of sipping tea and resting in the moment alone. Or, if hygge is to do with mindfulness, it’s a sociable mindfulness that works best in small groups when you … Continue reading Mindfulness March
This Wednesday is International Hygge Day. All over the world, hygge lovers will be doing small actions to make their world a happier, more hyggely place and sharing it with the hashtag #internationalhyggeday on social media. I’m almost sorted for my hyggely day. I’m in work from 8.30 am, so I’ll take my overnight oats with apple to eat at my desk. It’s really good … Continue reading International Hygge Day 2018: Two days left!
Have you ever read Flow magazine? It’s a pricey little thing, at £46 for three editions via subscription, but they are beautiful magazines, with articles designed to inspire crafting, mindfulness and hyggely feelings. I have had a subscription (as a gift) but now I make do with buying an edition now and again when I can afford it, or something tickles my fancy. What started … Continue reading Hygge Book: A Book That Takes Its Time by Irene Smith and Astrid van der Hulst
Do you keep a journal? I mean a diary where you write down thoughts and emotions? A record of events and more? Research shows that journalling can boost mood, health and more. It frees up expression, lets you vent emotions without fear of comeback, unless the source of you annoyances gets a look, and it lets you unburden your mind freely. I don’t know about … Continue reading A Self Care Christmas Day 21: Recording Memories Can be as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Put on Your Favourite Christmas Music and Dance to it. I don’t know about you, but music and Christmas are inextricably linked. I have songs that take me right back to the Christmases of my youth, ones that place me on the dance floor as a curly haired teenager at too many turkey dinners and those that have come along more recently. The link between … Continue reading A Self Care Christmas Day 7: Music is the Memory of the Soul