At the end of 2016 my mother-in-law suggested I start a ‘happiness jar’ and it’s one of the best resolutions I’ve ever made.
The principle is simple – it’s an effective way to remind yourself about all the good things in life, which can so easily be forgotten about when you’re thrown a curveball. In 2017 my husband and I experienced perhaps the toughest year in our decade long relationship, and our ‘happiness jar’ taught us a lot about resilience, hope, and gratitude.
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The Ambitionist has teamed up with the wonderful Naked Fashions to talk mental health. Naked Fashions was created in 2012 by Lauren Johnstone. For more information drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lagom is the new Scandi trend sweeping the UK, giving hygge a run for its money. It’s centred on moderation; living life a little more frugally; and planning for the future. A loose translation of the Swedish word, lagom, is “not too little, not too much, just right.”
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There is a new diet in town and it’s called the 5:5:5 diet which encourages its followers to eat five small meals every single day. The creator of the diet, UK nutritionist Angela Dowden, says it can help users lose up to five pounds in a fortnight.
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Lagom is predicted to be the latest Scandi trend we’ll all be raving about in 2017.
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Former Cambridge University lecturer, Terence Kealey, 64, believes that breakfast is a “dangerous meal” and hope that in 10 years’ time people will consider it as harmful as smoking cigarettes.
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A new year is upon us and chances are you’ve resolved to be a better person or higher achiever in 2017. No matter what your goal is, a few simple changes to your routine could make you far more productive and therefore more likely to see positive results.
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You may want to rethink your New Year’s resolution this year if you’ve vowed to swear less, because a recent study entitled, ‘Frankly, we do give a damn: The relationship between profanity and honesty’ has found that the more foul-mouthed and vulgar among us are the most honest.
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It’s the 29th December and today is the first day in approximately two weeks when I haven’t had a drink. That really does sound like the opening line to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The thought of raising another glass of prosecco to my lips is quite stomach churning. Christmas, you’ve beaten me. I’m done. So it may come as a surprise that I’m not partaking in dry January.
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A recent study of more than 70,000 women has revealed that those with an optimistic outlook on live may live longer than those who do not.
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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.
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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.
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From self doubt to the fear of missing out, The Ambitionist discusses how to navigate a quarter life crisis.
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Dates you should always have lined up in your diary for a healthier, happier and more productive you.
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January has been and gone and we’re now in the full throes of 2016. Last month we published an article about why we’re not making any New Year’s resolutions and instead but instead set ourselves a handful of goals we’d like to try and live by.
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