Train your mind to see good in all things


In the Moment - - Contents - KIRSTIE DUHIG Edi­tor

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.

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