How sleep impacts your mood

Sleep plays a significant role in our functioning as humans. We need sleep. Without sleep, we will not be able to function. Sleep helps our body to recharge, reset and heal. Not only the quality, but the quantity of sleep is important and affects your mental health. Have you ever struggled to fall asleep, no…

Experiences create happiness

Experiences more than things create a sense of happiness. For centuries, consumerism sells the idea that you can find happiness when you buy a certain product or service. That you will be happy when offered the opportunity to buy whatever your heart desired. Is the secret to happiness owning more things? Or is it doing…

Do something fun to improve your mood

Well-being is made up of a few factors: happiness, satisfaction, enjoyment, contentment, engagement, fulfillment and resilience. These factors are all somewhat interlinked. Enjoyment according to the Cambridge dictionary means ‘a feeling of happiness or pleasure’. A number of questions come to mind when thinking about the abstract concept of ‘enjoyment’. What does enjoyment really mean…

Acts of kindness lead to a happier you!

Acts of kindness are a powerful tool to help you improve your mood and become a happier version of yourself. I truly believe the world will be a better place if we all intentionally and purposefully participate in kindness. Kindness not only towards others but to ourselves as well. Kindness is a quality seen through…

How to build your self-esteem to improve your mood

How do you build healthy and positive self-esteem? Where to begin? Well, it must start with L.Y.F – LOVE YOURSELF FIRST. Life is a constant navigation for us through relationships, work, friendships, and our own self-criticism. When we struggle with self-doubts and low self-esteem, life becomes a hard and rocky road to navigate. Self-esteem is…

Healthy relationships are essential for a sense of happiness

The importance of relationships is essentially what makes us human and connects us to other human beings. It allows us to grow, love, respect and learn about life itself. ‘Relationships are imperative for many different reasons such as increasing our emotional well-being, creating stability, learning how to be a good friend or mate, having someone…

Managing conflict effectively will boost your level of happiness

Set your boundaries and keep them. We all find ourselves in difficult situations at times, for example where we disagree with someone or feel we need to confront them. Disagreements can be healthy and may provide you with an opportunity to assert yourself and stand up for something you believe in. In other cases, however,…

Physical activity boosts your happiness

Research shows a positive link between physical activity and happiness, with even small amounts of physical exercise being linked to increases in happiness. It is important to note that when we talk about exercise, this does not necessarily mean running for miles or hitting the gym. Research studies have shown that regular physical activity boosts…

Healthy habits create happiness

Incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine can increase your happiness. Research has shown that engaging in intentional activities on a regular basis may increase your sense of overall happiness. When talking about intentional activities, we are referring to activities that you choose to do or be involved in that have a positive impact on…

Change: making small, deliberate changes can lead to a happier you!

Changes in circumstances can trigger an increase in happiness but research shows that these increases are often short-lived according to the Journal of Happiness studies. In contrast, engaging in intentional activities that you enjoy has been shown to have a more sustainable positive impact on your well-being. This is likely because intentional activities tend to…