International Day of Happiness: five tips for everyday happiness

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17 March 2017 | Lifestyle

Smile! Monday (March 20) marks the International Day of Happiness.

Detaching yourself from negative emotions is much easier said than done, so here’s five top tips for day-to-day happiness.


Work/life balance

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - so make time in your day for your own interests and hobbies, even if it's just for an hour or so after work.

Take advantage of your weekends and days off too - plan days out to recharge your mind and stop yourself falling into a rut.



Books are a great way to help you switch off, and reading a chapter or two each night will help you get a better night's sleep.

Our recent recommended reads blog is a great place to start if you’re looking for a new book.


Happiness comes from within and by taking time to meditate, you can let go of negative thoughts.

Turn off all distractions and unlock your inner peace - it’s best to meditate before bedtime to lower your stress levels and de-clutter your mind.

Take a walk

Not only does walking have obvious physical benefits, the endorphins you get from exercise can greatly improve your mood.

As the days start to get longer and the sun starts to break through the clouds, now is a great time to start walking.

If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at our walking the tube blog.

Balanced diet

A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, and the best way of keeping your body in check is to eat a balanced diet.

Make plans to up your fruit and veg intake, and try to avoid overindulging in fatty foods when you’re stressed.


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