Improve your mood by redefining happiness

‘Just look on the bright side’ ‘Put on your big girl pants’ ‘It’s not that bad, someone else has it much worse’ Many of us grow up with messages that sound similar to those above. Positivity isn’t inherently a bad thing, but toxic positivity can be detrimental to our mental health. If we are taught…

How to cultivate happy thoughts to improve your mood

Here’s a challenge for you: See if you can notice when your thoughts spiral into a string of negative thoughts. It might take some practice at first. The more mindful you become, the easier it becomes to notice your negative thoughts once they arrive. Once you’ve noticed it, challenge yourself to reframe those thoughts! Why?…