28 Jan Did you feel more relaxed during your holidays? Here’s how you can bring that chill into your everyday life!
Happiness shouldn’t just be something we enjoy on the weekends and during holidays.
Relaxation shouldn’t just be for the summer break.
What if we could feel happy and chilled EVERY DAY???
If this sounds attractive then keep reading…
via ABC by Tegan Taylor
A few short weeks ago, many of us were hanging out for the end of the year, dreaming of lazy days spent connecting with loved ones and maybe even taking a trip somewhere exciting.
Now, as the reality of the new year lands with a thud, those longed-for holidays can already feel like a distant memory.
Work dramas, lunch-packing, stop-start commutes and an overflowing calendar threaten to swallow up any vestiges of getaway afterglow — but it is possible to bring that sunny holiday attitude into everyday life. All you need is the right approach, says psychologist Christine Bagley-Jones.
Your brain on holidays
We often associate travel with happiness and fulfilment, but Ms Bagley-Jones says it’s not the holiday location that brought you joy. It’s the attitude you had while you were there.
“When we’re on holidays, we have a more upbeat mood, we care less about the trivial things in our life, we focus more on the beauty around us and we’re not so bound to routine,” she says.
“And that, you can duplicate in every situation. You can take that everywhere you go.”
Holidays do us a lot of good at the cognitive level, Ms Bagley-Jones adds. We’re often getting better sleep, we’re eating better and we’re not getting the same prompts towards negative thoughts.
“That freedom from stress is extremely good for your wellbeing.
“On a chemical level you’re operating in a far more effective way, which is why you want it to be part of daily living.”
So how do you help your brain replicate the happiness you felt on holidays? Here are Ms Bagley-Jones’ top five tips…
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