Happy Hacks how to have a happy 2021
Most people will look back on 2020 as a lifechanging year – we have changed the way we live and the way we work, and it has made many of us re-evaluate what is really important in life. For this reason, we’ll look forward to 2021 as an opportunity to get back to all the things in life that make us happy and make ‘new normal’ work for us.
So what is the secret to happiness in 2021? We asked six of the best wellbeing and lifestyle authors to give us their top tips to help make it the happiest of years:
Move into happiness!
“One of the quickest ways to feel happy is to teach your body to get into the state of happiness. The best way that you can do this is to combine a movement with a positive saying or affirmation. Try this fun and effective exercise for embodying more of that feel good feeling!
Sit or stand and gently bounce up and down. Breathe in & out for four counts each. Allow yourself to smile broadly and say out loud (or just in your head) “I AM FABULOUS!” Even five minutes of embodying an elevated emotion can have a significant positive effect on your health and immune system. If you feel slightly ridiculous, you know that it’s working!”
Astrid Longhurst, life & body confidence expert, coach and author of Romancing Your Body