A few months ago, after a couple of glasses of red wine and an evening of healthy debate, I took the somewhat shallow plunge and deleted Facebook (from my phone). I deleted Facebook for a number of reasons; 1) to become more productive, 2) to improve the way I communicate with people, and 3) to see if less social media would make me happier.
According to Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, the third Monday in January (this year 16th January) is the gloomiest day of the year based on factors including weather, debts, time since Christmas and motivation. And as if that isn’t depressing enough, Arnall has predicted that 2017’s Blue Monday will be the most miserable yet because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US.
When it comes to looking after people we – especially women – can tend to put the needs of everyone else before our own.
Attending evening classes can improve physical wellbeing and mental health according to a new study conducted by the University of Oxford.
In 2016 the big health trend was clean eating and 2017 looks set to be the year of clean sleeping. In a recent article penned by Gwyneth Paltrow, she says that while diet plays a vital role in her health and wellbeing, so does sleep.
As part of the happiness project my aim for the year ahead is to explore what makes us happy and why. I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring whether we can truly influence our own happiness in the modern world.
Why finding time for creative pursuits each day will make you happier and improve overall wellbeing.
I suspect the one thing all human beings have in common is a desire to be happy. The happiness project will be focusing on what it means to be truly happy and how we can influence our own happiness in the modern world.