Keep Happy

Some people just seem to keep happy. If you'd like to join them, start small. It's not about getting rich, being a celebrity or living in a big house. Think of the happiest person you know. How do you know they're happy? Maybe they smile a lot, or make time to chat, or just look relaxed and content.

You can be like that too! No matter how busy you are, there's time to squeeze extra pleasure into your daily routine. Try it and feel the difference.

Here's how to lift your mood: and it's free!

Stop for five minutes. Listen to your own breathing. Take a moment longer to breathe out, emptying your lungs completely. Notice how much more relaxed you feel. You'll go back to work happier and more productive than before.

Rearrange the furniture: you'll feel as though you've moved house.

Passing a chemist? Try a squirt of perfume or after shave from a tester bottle.

Smile at the very next person you meet: especially if you don't like them. You'll be amazed at the warm glow you feel.
Decide on the most important task of the day. Make this your priority and take a few minutes to congratulate yourself afterwards. 

Take your next meal slowly, enjoying every mouthful.

Find something to look forward to tomorrow..

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Frances Evesham: on the run around Europe for years, with only a husband, three children and a succession of opinionated cats to keep me out of trouble. Somerset stopped me in my tracks. Now I walk in the country and breathe sea air. I will get around to cleaning the house soon.

I've been a speech therapist, a professional communication fiend and a road sweeper. I sometimes work in the criminal courts to uphold fair questioning of people with special needs.

I smell the roses, lavender and rosemary as I cook with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of chillies in the other. Writing historical romances and books on communication leaves enough time to enjoy bad jokes and puns and wish I’d kept on with the piano lessons.