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Happiness tips from Eva Woods, author of How to Be Happy and The Lives We Touch

Happiness Tips from Eva Woods

 

Happiness tips from Eva Woods, author of How to Be Happy and The Lives We Touch

 

  1. Get moving. If I’m in a bad mood, it’s almost always because I’ve been stuck at my desk for hours or not left the house all day. I love swimming, dancing, a walk round the block, or even some yoga.

 

2. Visit a nice café. There’s something so cosy about a warm, coffee-scented café with good cake. I often go there to work, if I need to get out of the house.

 

3. Cook or bake something. I find this a good activity when I need to think things over – it keeps my hands active and requires just enough focus that I can still daydream about my work. Plus you’ll have something tasty and nutritious to eat!

 

4. Go to the cinema. Like everyone, I find it hard to put my phone down these days while watching TV. At the cinema I have to totally immerse myself in the film, and of course I have to get pick and mix as well.

 

5. Tidy up. I find it really hard to relax and be happy if the house is a mess or the laundry or dishes aren’t done. Tidying up a messy cupboard or sorting your wardrobe is very therapeutic – there’s a reason Marie Kondo is so popular!

 

6. Take a class. I love evening classes, as they give me a real sense of achievement while broadening my horizons and introducing me to new people. I’ve made some lifelong friends this way!