Read more about the article Crucial tips for your happiness
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Crucial tips for your happiness

by Dr Pam Spurr

Psychologist and children’s author Dr Pam Spurr shares crucial tips for your happiness with Respect Yourself!

Her new book Eva the Bear and the Magic Snowflake is available now.


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Read more about the article Conforming to labels
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Conforming to labels

by Elizabeth @ TeenagersWithExperience

Many labels exist in our world. They can range from the clubs we are a part of to the gender and sexuality we identify with. Some people may choose to conform to labels, others do not. Whilst there are some negative affiliations to do with labels and the stereotype they might bring, giving yourself labels could be a positive thing.


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Read more about the article Give
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Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.


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Read more about the article Keep learning
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Keep learning

Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun. Try something new, or rediscover an old interest. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving.


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Read more about the article Take notice
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Take notice

Be curious. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.


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Read more about the article Be active
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Be active

Exercising makes you feel good. Discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness. Go for a walk or run, step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Try gardening, or dance.


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Read more about the article Connect with the people around you
Friends! by Dawn Pennington

Connect with the people around you

Connect with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.


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Read more about the article 5 steps to wellbeing
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5 steps to wellbeing

Research by the New Economics Foundation has shown that people who introduce the following five steps into their lifestyle can improve their mental wellbeing: Connect, Be active, Take notice, Keep learning, Give.


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