The Power of Movement

As a child you’re constantly moving, whether it be on the playground, mandatory PE lessons, after school clubs or playing with friends. The benefits of childhood movement are widely recognised not only physically but also mentally. Scientist’s regard physical activity as a useful tool to help maintain mental wellbeing in a number [...]

By |2019-03-08T08:07:13+00:00March 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

My Best Bits

I’m leaving! I’m writing this blog with just 5 working days left with Sally here at the Happynesshub in our children’s television and emotional wellbeing bubble. What a delight it has been. For the past 15 months (minus the couple I was in India), I have learned more than I ever [...]

By |2019-03-14T22:44:07+00:00March 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Managing Worry

Worrying has always been easy for me ever since I was a small child. But a few years ago, my mindset shifted when I realised that being anxious was about trying to force an outcome over which I had no control. It also took away valuable mental energy I would need for problem solving. So I [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:42:39+00:00January 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Learning to Adapt

I’ve been having somewhat of a rollercoaster of a couple of weeks… On Friday 18th January I hopped on a train to Bournemouth to spend the weekend with around 50 of my relatives. On the 20th I returned to London, met Tim and got straight back in the car to head to Bristol [...]

By |2019-02-01T10:17:54+00:00January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

My Mental Health: A Work in Progress

"Mr Happy". I bet many people make this assessment of me when they meet me. And I am generally a happy person. But I can also be anxious and this makes me grumpy and hard to handle around my closest and most precious ones. For me, being happy has, and continues, to take [...]

By |2018-11-15T18:00:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Feeling Better with ‘Bake Off’

I’ve been writing a lot of Happynesshub blogs recently. This week, Tuesday hit, and with all of Sally’s goings on, I needed to think of a subject last-minute I’d like to write about. Then, Tuesday afternoon turned to Tuesday evening and I had my regular Great British Bake Off gathering with [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:35:23+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Things that Martin Seligman Taught Me

On Friday, I went to ‘The Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference’ - hosted by Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, President of IPEN, and co-founder of Action for Happiness. It was a jam-packed day that discussed topics ranging from the wellbeing of teachers, to measuring students’ wellbeing [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:17:17+00:00October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Talking Loneliness

I’ve been thinking quite a lot recently about loneliness. Not loneliness in the sense of the passing emotion when you’re left alone at home, or when you find yourself without anybody to take your lunch break with, but the painful feeling that comes from the perception that your connections with others [...]

By |2018-10-18T22:35:15+00:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Choosing Happiness

Over the course of the last few months I have gotten into a ‘low-mood rut’. I started to find that my mood was regularly dipping, I often felt overwhelmed, I was failing to get much enjoyment out of things that used to make me happy. And then, the other week, this [...]

By |2018-09-27T14:39:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments