Dr. Happy

Dr. Tim Sharp is Australia’s very own ‘Dr. Happy’, at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and founder of The Happiness Institute.

A sought after public speaker, consultant, best-selling author, news columnist and a regular on Australian and International television, Dr. Happy is widely regarded as a leader in mental health and the authority on all things happiness in Australia.

With three degrees, including a Ph.D in psychology, plus an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach, Dr. Happy is a passionate professional with a wealth of experience both in the field and the media.

To find out more about The Happiness Institute, visit drhappy.com.au

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How to Stay Stress Free at Work

How to Stay Stress Free at Work

Dr. Happy
According to HIF Mental Health professional, Dr. Happy , "Stress should not be seen as an entirely negative thing. In fact, quite the opposite. Enjoy and welcome stress to a point; the point at which it helps and motivates you. At the same time, however, do all you can and use those around you to ensure that the level of stress in your working life does not exceed that tipping point where it has a deleterious effect on your performance, health or wellbeing." With this in Mind, Dr. Happy shares his top tips on “How can we effectively manage stress at work and use it to our advantage”.
Category:Mental Health
Men's Mental Health Week - Why Don’t Men Seek Help for Physical and Mental Health Problems?

Men's Mental Health Week - Why Don’t Men Seek Help for Physical and Mental Health Problems?

Dr. Happy
Did you know that today is the start of National Men’s Mental Health Week? This year's theme - "Men and Families: Making Healthy Connections" explores the different ways families support the health and wellbeing of men and boys, and the positive contributions they make to their families. The focus is on healthy connections and exploring ways these can look like. To celebrate Men's Mental Health Week, we caught up with our Mental Health expert, Dr. Happy to discuss how we can make a positive difference in the lives of men and boys.  
Category:Mental Health
Staying Motivated - Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Staying Motivated - Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Dr. Happy
Do you struggle to find the motivation to achieve your goals? Maybe you’ve slowed down at work, or you’re not exercising as often as you used to? Whatever your reason, don’t worry – we know it doesn’t take much for commitment levels to slip sometimes. In this post, Dr. Happy discusses ten powerful tips you need to think about in order to muster up some energy and motivation.
Category:Mental Health
10 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and be Patient

10 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and be Patient

Dr. Happy
Have you ever wished you could keep your cool more often? According to mental health professional, Dr. Happy, "Well, if you’re human then you probably answered “YES”. Why? Because we all get frustrated and we all feel upset sometimes and we all find patience much more difficult than we’d like! This is normal; this is part of being human!" In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares his top ten tips on how to achieve calmness more often. 
Category:Mental Health
7 Ways to Switch Off From Work Without Feeling Guilty

7 Ways to Switch Off From Work Without Feeling Guilty

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Do you struggle to switch off from work without feeling guilty? According to mental health professional Dr. Happy, "Technology advances have meant we can do almost anything from almost anywhere which can be wonderful in so many different ways but it can also be stressful and problematic if we feel we can’t ever “switch off” and get away from work. We all need to take breaks, and if we believe we can’t do this because we need to always be available then “burn out” can occur; a form of stress, anxiety and depression that in the worst-case scenarios can have significant health and wellbeing consequences." With this in mind, Dr. Happy shares his guilt-free guide on how to switch off from work. 
Category:Mental Health
Why You Should NOT Try to Have a Good Day!

Why You Should NOT Try to Have a Good Day!

Dr. Happy
Throughout January, you probably heard and read a lot of people talking and writing about how to have a great year and that probably sounds like a pretty good idea. However, our very own mental health blogger, Dr Happy suggests "DON'T aim to have a great year...because a whole year of greatness, happiness and success is just not possible! Instead I suggest aiming for happy moments. At the end of the day (or week or year) it's likely a few things would have gone wrong. But it’s also extremely likely that some things, possibly many things, "went right"!" In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares his top tips on to look at your day. 
Category:Mental Health
Why you need NOTHING more for happiness...

Why you need NOTHING more for happiness...

Dr. Happy

Running errands. Doing the school run. Making dinner. Going to work. Getting some exercise. We live stressful and busy lives, whether we notice it or not. We are always juggling schedules, commitments and even when we think we’re relaxing, we’re usually thinking about something we have to do. We never really take the time to recharge out batteries, clear our heads and gain a fresh perspective on our day-to-day lives. But according to our mental health professional, Dr. Happy, it actually doesn’t take much at all to reboost our mental health, simply doing "nothing at all" is sometimes all we need. 

Category:Mental Health
How to Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

How to Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

Dr. Happy

"Don't sweat the small stuff" - it's a saying we've all heard before. But if we're honest, we've all allowed ourselves to become upset about something (that with the benefit of hindsight), really wasn’t that bad or even that important. Despite knowing that we shouldn't worry about the little things, we can't help but do it anyway. The question is, how do we kick the habit for good? In his latest article for HIF, mental health professional, Dr. Happy shares his top tips on how we can let go of our everyday stressors.

Category:Mental Health
Take Control of Your Work Life Balance

Take Control of Your Work Life Balance

Dr. Happy

How can you get the perfect "work-life balance?" According to HIF blogger and mental health professional, Dr. Happy, "I’ve seen so many people try and fail, that I’ve come to believe the phrase “work life balance” does potentially more harm than good. But there is an alternative which is both more desirable and more achievable. I suggest that rather than aiming for work life balance our goal should be to aim for… life!" So how do we do this? Dr. Happy shares his top 10 tips. 

Category:Mental Health
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