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International Day of Happiness 20 March 2018

More and more people are becoming unhappy and disullisoned with their lives ... and in tandem with longterm unhappiness, depression seems to be on the increase year upon year too. Is there a link?

Today is #InternationalDayOfHappiness which happens every year on the 20th of March around the world. This day is coordinated between the United Nations and the charity Action for Happiness whose patron is the Dalai Lama.

This year’s call for action is that people’s states of wellbeing and happiness are to be given more priority alongside growing the economy of the specific country. Read more to find out 10 things you can do to be happier.

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Unhappiness Depression

Long-term unhappiness depression can be changed. Find out 10 things you can do to feel happy right now.

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Anxiety Self Help strategies

Anxiety self help techniques and strategies are something positive you can do to give you more control in your life over anxiety rather than anxiety controlling you and your life

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anxiety stress

"anxiety stress" is a term often used by some people to describe their feelings of discomfort. But anxiety and stress are in reality two different conditions with different symptoms.

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Controlling anxiety is a skill you can learn.

Tired of living your life with anxiety controlling your every move? Learn tips on how to control anxiety.

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Today is International Stress Awareness Day 1 November 2017

 take matter of stress into your own handsDo you sometimes say you are stressed when in fact you are anxious or vice versa? Although stress and anxiety are two different conditions, do you think it is socially more acceptable to say we are stressed rather than anxious? Becoming aware of how your own body reacts when under stress is essential as your newfound stress awareness will help you to put on the brakes when your stress bucket gets too full. The idea is to maintain your stress levels to where you can function at your best, but to know your limits.

What can you do right now to de-stress? The one thing we always have with us for as long as we shall live, is our breath. Focusing on their abdominal breathing has been very helpful to other people experiencing episodes of stress. And focusing on your own abdominal breathing is something you can do right now.

Why not record the following lines on your mobile phone and you can then listen to your own instructions - even more empowering

  • Follow your breath and feel it go in through your nostrils
  • all the way down your throat and into your lungs
  • feel how your ribcage expands in your front...your sides...your back
  • watch how your belly pops up (like a sleeping baby)
  • and then follow your breath all the way back out of your body as you exhale
  • feel how your belly contracts as the stale air starts to leave your lungs
  • feel your ribcage contracting
  • follow the air up all the way up through your throat
  • from your throat ... into your mouth
  • and out through your mouth

How did that feel?

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