Have you had an experience recently that’s made you feel incredibly grateful? Perhaps someone close to you had a health scare, you might have walked past a homeless person sleeping on the street, or heard about a colleague going through a rough time.
Getting out outdoors and feeling a part of nature has been shown to lower cognitive anxiety, whilst also increasing mindfulness, vitality and happiness.
Today is the day that the concept ‘Blue Monday’ will be shared across social media platforms as the most depressing day of the year.
A lot of us are guilty of spending too much time on our phones and are aware that this time should be reduced. However, with smart phones constantly being developed to increase functionality along with notifications of social support triggering happy chemicals in the brain, are we becoming addicted to our handsets?