What a happiness jar can teach us about resilience, hope & gratitude

Finance, Relationships, The happiness project, Wellbeing

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.

Coping with depression and anxiety

The Ambitionist lifestyle, Wellbeing

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 lauren@nakedfashions.com.

Ideas to reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint

Lagom, The Ambitionist lifestyle

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.”

Is 5 the magic number when it comes to weight loss?

Diet and fitness, The Ambitionist lifestyle

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.

Is damp January the new dry January?

The Ambitionist lifestyle

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.