How Can I Be Happier?
This week I want to share with you a really easy website you can keep on your desktop and complete in 2 minutes each day. Guaranteed to increase your happiness!
It’s called Soul Nutrition and it’s free! No hidden costs or subscriptions to unwanted emails.
Soul Nutrition is an interactive website, developed to ‘help people step back from life, enjoy some quiet space to think, and explore their unique path to happiness.’ It’s been proven that following the practice for 1 week, improves your mood for up to 3 months later!
The idea was created by Katie Sheen, a teacher, presenter and writer in mindfulness techniques. She uses a combination of mindfulness, positive psychology and nutritional support techniques to enhance wellness.
Katie also founded the charity Astro Brain Tumour Fund, after her brother-in-law, Paul Chamberlain, died with a brain tumour at the age of 35. The fund raises money for research in order to help find a cure for this horrid disease.
How Can I be Happier Using This?
Soul Nutrition is based on the concept of gratitude diaries which have been shown to help lift depression, increase self-esteem and feelings of wellbeing.
Here’s a quick video link to explain how it works.
By noticing and recording positive moments in our daily lives instead of focusing on the bad, or being drawn into thoughts about the past or future, this more mindful approach helps us to feel more connected to the present. We start to appreciate what we do have; not what we don’t.
Thinking this way has been scientifically proven to increase happiness.
So…How Can I Be happier?
All you need to do is list 3 things that made you feel happy each day – however tiny these may be. Such as it not raining on the way to work, someone getting you a coffee or getting a seat on the train. I’ve heard it can happen 🙂
Then you choose a colour from the colour wheel that represents how you feel.
You will then see a monthly calendar of your happy events.
By tracking these daily events you start to see that it is possible to find moments of happiness even on the worst of days.
For those of you sat at the computer all day – why not try this as you round off your day before shutting down your screen? Let the stress of the day go and focus on the nice things.
I bet within a week you’ll start to feel more positive about things in general as well as notice more details from your surroundings.
I mean have you seen the magnolia trees this week!? 🙂 If so, please tell me and where!
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Photo thanks to Jill111