Thursday, 6 April 2017

5 Tips for Finding Happiness

1. Smile more – It’s so contagious, we need more of it. Children smile on average 400 times a day whereas adults smile only a measly 20 times. We have a lot of catching up to do! Smiling gets those positive endorphins and happy hormones, serotonin and dopamine working. It immediately makes you feel good and makes other people around you feel good because it’s contagious.

2. One out of Poppy’s book - give more hugs! – It really helps build those social connections and strengthen them. Again there’s a chemical component with oxytocin (the bonding hormone) being released but also it lowers your stress and calms down your body, relaxes your muscles and makes you feel loved. It makes you feel good in so many different ways so you should definitely try and make the time to hug. If there isn’t a person you can hug you can make do with your furry friends; why not try hugging a dog or a cat?

3. Gratitude again is so important – Say thank you more, both towards yourself and what you’re going through, how you’re coping with life but also to the people around you. Embrace gratitude as a way of life.

4. Connect with your values - When you connect with your values and principals you want to live your life by, that’s when you can start making decisions in your life aligned with your values and you start to build a life aligned with who you are.

5. Understand your sense of ‘why’ – It’s important to find inner happiness through understanding why is it you do what you do. What is it that motivates you and gives you meaning and what is it that drives you?


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