Five Reasons to Take Time Off to Relax Over the Festive Season

Relaxation is a very basic need of almost every living creature. Not only does it keep us from getting ill, but it has the potential to rejuvenate us. Some simple well-intentioned time off can fix, or at least ease, many stresses and problems. This is especially important to remember during the often-stressful holiday season.

Perhaps you’ve been too busy with your job or your family commitments, or you simply find it difficult to relax and let go of daily pressures. So here are five reminders of why you should take your remaining vacation days and find ways you to unwind before the end of the year.

What would you #InvestIn? Join the Happy City Campaign

Guest post by Mike Zeidler, Happy City

We’ve been in the happiness game for just over 7 years now; talking to people about what matters to them, delivering practical training, and developing measures that allow us to see beyond GDP growth towards a society that benefits from true prosperity. This week I’m very excited we’re putting our activist foot forward with our new #InvestIn campaign.

Five Ways to Kindness on World Kindness Day

Did you know that World Kindness Day is marked each year on 13th November? This Day offers a lovely opportunity to celebrate the importance of kindness, so below we’ve shared five ways to be kind to yourself and others on 13th November (and every day!). These suggestions are inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing, so you can improve your wellbeing while being kind!