Train your mind to see good in all things
POSITIVITY IS A CHOICE. THE HAPPINESS OF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF YOUR THOUGHTS...
This month we’ve been thinking about perspective and how we view the world. Glass half full or glass half empty? It’s amazing how much your perception of life can change when you choose to look on the bright side, knowing that when you face challenges, there are always better times to come. Take our quiz on page 24 to see how optimistic you are, then read how to bring more positivity, and with it self-belief and happiness, into your day-to-day.
Your optimistic self will embolden you to try new things and step out of your comfort zone with con dence, so this issue is full of ideas to inspire you. From quiet re ection through the simple practice of forest bathing (no swimsuits required!), to the immersive power of sound healing and the life-a rming joy of making and listening to music – there are many ways to bring harmony and happiness into your life.
Like wellbeing practitioner Jo Bisseker Barr, who this issue explores how a regular writing practice can bring calm, I often nd sanctuary in my notebook. I take pleasure in jotting down my thoughts – ideas for stories I may one day write, books I may one day read, recipes I may one day cook! As Jo says, writing “encourages us to slow down, to breathe a little more deeply, and to re ect on authentic feelings”.
So let’s ll our glasses, and welcome more happy moments into our lives. It doesn’t matter what we write, or play, or cook, or draw, or make – if it comes from the heart it’s all good.
PS: Take A Moment is our extra treat for you. Tap here to nd it.