Whether you want to lose weight, banish stress, quit alcohol or be happier, here’s how to make 2019 your best year ever...
Happiness is not our default state, believes Rickman – the key is to pursue balance and realistic optimism. Often it’s our negative thoughts about a situation, rather than the situation itself, that determine how we feel. Fortunately, the science of neuroplasty – which shows you can create new neural pathways when you reframe your thinking (see box right) – means you can banish unhelpful thoughts in favour of positive ones, and feel happier as a result.
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