5 ways to stay sane

Five steps to happiness


Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich your life and bring you support

Be active

Sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a daily stroll will make you feel good and maintain mobility and fitness

Be curious

Noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual and reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you


Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence


Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding

You can read the full article via this link: The Telegraph “Scientists suggest five ways to stay sane”

I was interested in the findings linking mental health and debt, and also the long term impact of “feeling good” mentally and its effect on “feeling good” physically.  Using a simple mental checklist of these five items seems like a good way to try and find some balance in your mind, and I was pleased to see that I manage about four out of the five on a daily basis.


One comment

  1. uphilldowndale · October 23, 2008

    I’m lacking in the ‘active’ dept’ but the rest is goooood

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