Don’t be fooled by the title – I’m not saying we should all become self-involved people that no-one wants to be around. Actually, it’s quite the opposite.
I read articles and books all the time that suggest humans aren’t inherently unhappy creatures – we choose to be. Unsurprisingly, the lens we see life through makes a rather big difference to our wellbeing, even affecting how long we might live.
Offices can be high-pressure environments – and it’s all too easy to think that everything is our fault thanks to pesky intrusive thoughts making our days that bit more anxiety-inducing.
‘Everyone gets a bit nervous’ is just one of those inherently annoying phrases people say, no matter how well-intentioned – so I thought I’d try and set things straight.
As much as I have a serious case of wanderlust, I’m also a seriously anxious traveller. From the initial planning and research to the pressure of actually making it all worth your while when you’re there, I’m Queen of Overthinking It.
We’re always being told how great plants are – you know, helping us breathe and all that. So it makes sense that there are plenty of articles and tips on mindfulness out there that encourage you to ‘bring the outside in’ and add some green goodness to your home.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to gravitate towards things that provide escapism when I’m feeling low. Familiar books, Friends re-runs and Lilo and Stitch are just some of my ‘go-to’s. At my last visit to the local library, I stumbled across Hector and the Search for Happiness.