Do you need a man to be Happy?

Do you need a man to be Happy?

“Is the route to Happiness Sam to get a man?” asked my friend Mike, in our group WhatsApp chat. “Do you think? In your experience?”

Hmmm. Good question.

When I recovered from the audacity, absurdity and arrogance of the question, I could see that it was indeed a good question. The short answer is no, of course the route to Happiness is not to get a man! In reality it’s not as simple as that. Many women, although they may not admit it, do they think they will be happy when they’ve found a man. (Boy are they in for a shock!) For many years I was one of those women!

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Self-Care – Happiness Tips for Surviving Social Isolation

Self-care for Surviving Social Isolation

Self-Care – Happiness Tips for Surviving Social Isolation

In the second post of the Happiness Tips for Social Isolation series we look at self-care.

I am very impressed with the we not me mentality that has emerged as a result of the current situation. However, I do believe that our own self-care must come first. When we fly, parents are advised to apply their own oxygen masks before applying their children’s mask. This is because parents can’t help their children if they have passed out.  In the same way, we are only able to help others when we are on top form ourselves. We cannot fill another’s cup if our own cup is empty.

Here are my tips for self-care during social isolation:

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Quiet Time – The Social Isolation Diaries

Quiet time

Saturday 28th of March 2020

It is the 2nd week of lockdown during the Coronavirus crisis in the UK. I’m enjoying some much-needed quiet time.

When they started talking at work about us taking our laptops home every night, I didn’t take it too seriously. Although after a few days I did start to stow my laptop away in my pink rucksack and take it home with me every evening. The thought of lockdown secretly excited me. I also found the idea of working from home appealing. I thought it would give me lots of extra time to relax and work on Happiness Club.

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Lessons I’ve learned from being ill

AKA my recent Happiness wake-up calls

Lessons I’ve learned from being ill
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I’ve had a cold for over two weeks, and I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from being ill. To give you some background, my healthy eating plan has slipped over the past few months. I repeated my pattern of starting the year strong, then slowly eating more and more chocolate and cakes and ended up ill with Candida. I had to go on a complete detox of all sugars including alcohol, fruit and sugar substitutes. I was feeling pretty rough due to Candida and subsequent die off symptoms. I started to feel better and then I came down with a flipping cold! On top of all that I’ve had a stressful few weeks at work. Continue reading “Lessons I’ve learned from being ill”

Turn off your phone

Turn off your phone

How often do you turn off your phone? Or at least turn off notifications? I find there are two benefits of doing this. Firstly, I am much more productive. Secondly, life is much more peaceful.

Try Easier

Try easier

Yesterday I left work early as I felt tired and tearful. I went to bed at 9 pm, determined to wake up feeling better and raring to go. Inspired by my ex-flatmate Lottie, I’ve been challenging myself to do Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning (more about that in a later post) over the last couple of days. I set my alarm for 6.30 am, determined to have a successful day three.

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