Editors’ Picks: Find your mind

With the holiday season now upon us and 2017 now insight, it is so easy to feel more than frazzled at this time of year. Take some time out and enjoy our three steps to bring some quick mindfulness back into your everyday.


Get ‘hygge’ with it

Hygge (pronounced ‘Hooga’) has been the lifestyle choice of 2016.

Roughly translated as ‘cosiness’, the concept is brought to us from Denmark, the country continuously voted as the Happiest Nation in the World,

Where to start: The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well, Meik Wiking (Penguin Life)


Colour yourself happy


Colouring is said to be an effective method of de-stressing and finding zen. Take the opportunity to get away from the phone and computer screens and create your own artistic piece.

Where to start: The Mindfulness Colouring Book, Emma Farrarons (Boxtree)


Put your trainers on


Keeping active throughout the Christmas period (and indeed throughout the year), helps you leave a healthier and happier lifestyle.  According to research, physical activity reduces your risk of stress and depression.

Where to start: Bodyism, James Duigan (Kyle Books)

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