Warmth & Happiness — a little cuban goes a long way

From being in nature to socializing to taking time to enjoy a cup of coffee, the Scandi culture values a little warmth and a lot of happiness.

Warmth & Happiness — a little cuban goes a long way

I’ve won an award!!

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you’re all having a great start to the weekend!

I graduated from the University of Reading 2 weeks ago, but it turns out that my degree wasn’t the only thing I was awarded with on my graduation – I also won an award! We’ll be taking a look at what I won in today’s blog 🙂

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Random Acts of Kindness

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I hope you’re all having a good day!!

Random acts of kindness are contagious, wouldn’t you agree? I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of kindness, and as we haven’t really covered it for a while on the page, we are going to be taking a look at it in today’s blog!!

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My Happy Disposition – Will Temple

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I hope you’re all having a great day!

I think of myself as quite a happy person even in the toughest of situations. I find that this way of dealing with both the events going on around you and your emotions are for me the best. This is something that I like to refer to as “My Happy Disposition”, and is going to be what we are going to be exploring in today’s blog!

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Gen Zer of the Year 2021!!!

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I hope you are having a brilliant start to the week!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that a couple of weeks back, I won Gen Z Talks’ “Gen Zer of the Year” award for 2021!! I still can’t believe that I was nominated, let alone the fact that I won, such a fantastic award, which we’ll be taking a look at in a bit more detail in today’s blog!😁🙌🙌

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Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhism — Pointless Overthinking

As humans we spend most of our lives in a state of perpetual craving and desire. We land a big promotion at work, but soon fantasize about continuing to move up the corporate ladder. We become consumed by discontent and dissatisfaction as we constantly compare our social standing to that of our peers.  Wealth, status…

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhism — Pointless Overthinking

Ways to Reset Your Happiness Set Point

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I wrote this over 7 years ago and as I reread it now, I realize that I really have reset my happiness set point. Enjoy!

Iwrote a post a few weeks ago about perfectionism. In the post, I brought up Hedonic Adaptation which involves a happiness “set point”, whereby humans generally maintain a constant level of happiness throughout their lives, despite events that occur in their environment. So whether it’s buying a new Mercedes or crashing your new Mercedes, your level of happiness resets to the same pre-event level. A reader asked that I expound on how I have tried to reset my happiness set point.

So I’ve tried to reset my “set point” and it turns out there is some science behind it. I think I first became aware of this by reading “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. In the book, she chronicles…

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World Kindness Day 2021

World Kindness Day 2021 is here, and what a fantastic day it is indeed! To commemorate such a special day, we are going to be taking a look at where it comes from, what it’s designed for & how you can get involved, all in today’s blog!

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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Sweeney’s Blogs – What a Community!!

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I hope you are all having a lovely start to the day!

When I first started Sweeney’s Blogs, back in February 2019, I didn’t just want to create a singular blog page – I wanted to build a community, a safe space where people can come to talk about all of the topics that genuinely matter to them. Over the last 2 & a half years, I have been so lucky to see that vision grow more & more into a reality, and it is such a rewarding process!!

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Tokyo 2020 – Team GB Swimmers!!

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Tokyo 2020 is well underway now, and what an Olympic Games it has turned out to be!

I have been absolutely loving watching all of the events this year, with one of my favourites, of course, being the Swimming! Team GB have had some incredible athletes swimming this year, who have helped bring home a massive 8 Olympic Medals!! Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Experiment With Gratitude

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When was the last time you said “thank you”? With all your heart? Everybody preachesthat an “attitude of gratitude” is the key to success, but very fewreallypractice it. Well, start by experience gratitude first, as in doing an experiment with it, and take it from there.

I once did a gratitude experiment. I decided to write down at the end of the day all the things I was grateful for. I created a sort of a gratitude journal. Didn’t plan in advance what to write, went with the flow. Each evening, five minutes.

After 30 days I re-read it. I was amazed by this simple fact: the things I was grateful for grew from one day to another. It was like feeding them with my gratitude. Looking back after 30 days made it obvious: I experiencedmore of what I was grateful for in my life.

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Things are starting to look up

Good afternoon everyone!!

I hope you are all having a lovely start to the weekend! It’s a beautiful day here in Reading today, the sun is shining, it’s lovely and warm outside & everyone who I have seen so far seems to have a really big smile on their faces. To help celebrate this glorious day, I thought I would base today’s blog off of how things are starting to look up recently!

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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