Understanding our stress reactions

Happiness is… Understanding our stress reactions

As we have previously discussed, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Key to moving through these times and staying happy is to find ways to effectively manage the negative stress that we experience. For me, the first step is to understand ourselves and recognise where and how we are. So today I am going to talk about my own experience in the hope that you may find this relatable, or as things to keep an eye on as a preventative measure.

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Happiness is... loving the little things

Happiness is… loving the little things

In my last video called 'being mindful', I talked about mindfulness, and how being mindful is a way to train our emotional resilience. This, in turn, helps us to stay happy. One of the tips I mentioned was to notice the little things and as for me, happiness is... loving the little things, here are some of the little things that I love.

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Happiness Is… Being Mindful

Having introduced my Happiness is… series, and touched the surface of some of the things that can feed into unhappiness, I am beginning my Happiness is... journey with mindfulness. Not all of the content in this series will be about mindfulness, but it certainly has such strong links to practices that can work to increase our happiness.

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Lakeside Park Hotel – Spa & Afternoon Tea

There are many positive aspects to living on, yes we say on not in, the Isle of Wight and I will talk more about these in future posts. For now, and for those that don’t know, there is a discount voucher website called The Price is Wight that offers discounted deals on ‘the best things to do, see, visit, eat and buy on the Isle of Wight & beyond – while helping boost local Island businesses’. A little while ago, a group of my friends chose to utilise an offer. The deal was to visit the Lakeside Park Hotel as a way to celebrate one friend’s special birthday.

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