(Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the original creator of this cartoon)
So, food might seem a strange topic to start with for a happiness project, for one eating doesn’t really make me directly happier, but eating has always been something I struggle with, while some tend to stress or emotional eating, I lose my appetite when I get stressed. At the moment I am super proud … Continue reading In the beginning there was food
“I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”- Voltaire As 2019 is upon us, many start thinking about the New Year’s resolutions they would like to make. Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project gave me the idea to dedicate each month of the next year to an area of my life and to try … Continue reading 2019- My Happiness Project
As I leave to visit my family for Christmas this year, last year I came the days after Christmas and it was one of the most relaxing Christmases to date, I have a few wishes and thoughts, not only for myself but for all of us. I wish that we spend the holidays looking after … Continue reading My wish for you this Christmas
I don’t know about you but I find the Christmas holidays extremely stressful and have since I was 11 years old, but then again, I was a fairly strange kid. I just feel there is a lot of pressure for everyone to be cheerful and grateful and to get along. My family doesn’t really do … Continue reading Shinrin-yoku: a different way to relax over the holidays
In this year aside from partaking in the 333 challenge I decided to commit to not buying any new item of clothing, including second-hand clothing, shoes, bags etc, in 2018. One reason was to become more mindful of my spending and my consumption. On average Germans purchase up to 60 pieces of clothing a year … Continue reading Lessons from a year without buying new clothing
" Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -William Arthur Ward In the past month I wrote quite a bit about why to practice gratitude, here is a tip how to build a gratitude practice. Today I read about the "gratitude jar". The first thing that came … Continue reading A Jar of Gratitude
Here a quick tip for the month of December, go have a look at the Greater Good Science Center’s Happiness Calendar with every day of this month being dedicated to different ways to bring more happiness and optimism into everyday life!