Tips, tools and gifts for you to choose from
Explore what resonates, leave the rest, and maybe come back later if you are in need of some support.
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If you’d like to feel a little happier, then why not contemplate tapping into some extra possible resources in your life?
You might have your own lists of things you enjoy and are grateful for that perhaps you journal, or maybe you create images, poems or collages about. If you wish, you can pick something from the suggestions below to try connecting with. If you want to amplify the positive effects, you might consider sharing or talking about your experiences of tapping into these resources to savour with a companion or group that you trust.
Some resources that you might be able to find are:
People who help you to feel happy and loved
Places where you feel safe to relax and unwind
Memories of the past where you felt connected with beauty and wisdom
Music that soothes your nerves, calms your breathing or brings a sparkle to your spirit
Songs with kind lyrics and gentle melodies or anything that you like to hear yourself sing
Films about great deeds, legendary adventures or simple wonders
Recipes that tantalise your tastebuds or nourish your vulnerable, inner child
Arts that you love to dabble in such as dance, sewing, drawing mandalas, still life sketching or languages
Body practices such as massage, yoga, tai chi or lying down on a shakti mat
A little of anything that gives you sensual pleasure - aromas such as ylang-ylang, vetiver or grapefruit, bright, earthy or pastel colours, pungent or zingy flavours, soft full sounds, tender touch
Being of service to others can feel rewarding and strengthen community
Smiling and laughing, alone or with others such as family, friends or new people
Gazing up at the clouds, birds, moon, stars, tree canopies
Connecting positively with the more-than-human world, such as growing seeds, composting, cleaning up streams, keeping bees or planting trees
To learn ways to meditate, I suggest:
For self-help with eco-grief and eco-anxiety, I suggest:
For self-help with mental health struggles, I suggest:
- Multiple Intelligences
Hierarchy of Needs
Philosophy & Spirituality:
Action for Happiness
Jung on Depression