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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Understanding the Difference Between Anxiety and Depression

Understanding the Difference Between Anxiety and Depression

Dr. Happy
What's the difference between anxiety and depression? According to mental health professional, Dr. Happy, "Depression and anxiety are the two most common psychological disorders and if combined, would be the largest contributor to disability in the world. Both cause immeasurable suffering, and impact daily on the lives of hundreds of millions of individuals, families, communities and even organisations. But depression and anxiety are quite different." In his latest article for HIF Dr. Happy explores the difference between them. 
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How to Relax More – Dr. Happy’s Top Tips

How to Relax More – Dr. Happy’s Top Tips

Dr. Happy

I’m so busy. I’m so stressed. I’m so exhausted; sleep deprived; burned out! These are frighteningly common responses, these days, to the simple question “How are you?” According to Dr. Happy, "Stress and anxiety have become so common place and accepted that many of us have forgotten life doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, too many people have come to embrace these states of being, thinking they’re helping us function and perform better. So, what’s the answer? What would it be like to have fewer factors causing stress and anxiety?"  In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares some simple strategies that will help us to learn how to keep calm and relaxed despite the common stressors in our lives. 

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Why social media might be destroying your happiness (and what you can do about it)

Why social media might be destroying your happiness (and what you can do about it)

Dr. Happy
Did you know the average Australian spends more than 12 hours each week on Facebook? These numbers prove that social media use is a big part of lots of lives. According to Mental Health expert, Dr. Happy, "Social media can have a negative impact via social comparison. This is when we compare our lives to others and often, judge our own situation less favourably. One of the most common mistakes we typically made is to imagine other people’s “posts” are a true reflection of their lives when the reality is, most people only post the “best” bits. If, therefore, we compare our “bloopers” with other's “highlights” we’re bound to feel underwhelmed." In this article, Dr. Happy invites us to consider his top tips for enjoying social media, while minimising any negative impact it might have. 
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Less Common Forms of Eating Disorders

Less Common Forms of Eating Disorders

Dr. Happy
What about the other types of eating disorders or 'disordered eating'? The ones that people don't often hear about and don't realise are also problematic? HIF mental health expert, Dr. Happy responds to a reader's concerns about other types of disordered eating and provides his advice on what to do about it. 
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