In the latest issue of In The Moment, we’re cultivating happiness and finding new ways to bring joy and gratitude into our lives.
Editor Kirstie Duhig says: “This month, we’re talking about happiness and how we can bring more moments of joy into all areas our lives: our relationships, our homes, our work and our down time.
“Happiness coach Samantha Clarke shares her 14-day challenge, setting a simple exercise each day to help you find a fresh perspective, say yes to the things and people that bring you joy, and spend less energy on those that don’t.
“‘Where could you be kinder to yourself through the day?’ Samantha asks. It’s a good place to start. So often we push ourselves too hard, judge ourselves too harshly and allow ourselves to be led or pressured into taking on more than we can handle. I know that saying ‘no’ is not something that comes particularly easily to me. I like to help. I like to feel capable. I like to feel I can face any challenge head on.
“And yet, I also know that left unchecked this mindset is a recipe for days spent rushing from one task to the next, missing out on those little moments in between that are often a source of joy – a coffee savoured, lunch shared in the sunshine, a few pages of a novel instead of another email sent.
“For me, being kinder to myself means remembering to pause and consider what really makes me glad and grateful, and being a bit more choosy about what I say ‘yes’ to. The me that goes a little bit slower – and yes, maybe achieves a little bit less – is definitely a happier version of myself.”
Find the issue in most UK supermarkets and WHSmiths and view our full list of stockists here.
Read on to see what else is inside the latest issue…
Take our happiness challenge with simple exercises to help you find a happier self, learn how to accept compliments, try sound healing, discover how failures set us up for success, fill your feed with good news and much more.
Make your house the home you really want and find out how a low FODMAP diet could help improve your gut health.
Learn how to take pride and call your work by its real name and try crafting to ease anxiety.
Sian Lewis combines wine and wanderlust, explore Bhutan and find serenity in Scottsdale.
Cover illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova.