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BBC Happiness Manifesto

'Making Slough Happy' BBC 2 TV series rounded up research on happiness. Do these for two months and see if they make a difference.

1)  Get Physical - exercise for half an hour three times a week

2)  Count your blessings - at the end of each day, reflect on at least five things you're grateful for

3)  Talk Time - have an hour long uninterrupted conversation with your partner or closest friend each week
4)  Plant something - even if it's a window box or pot plant. Keep it alive!
5)  Cut your TV viewing by half
6)  Smile at and/or say hello to a stranger - at least once each day
7)  Phone a friend - make contact with at least one friend or relation you have not been in contact for a while and arrange to meet up
8)  Have a good laugh at least once a day
9)  Every day make sure you give yourself a treat - take time to really enjoy this
10) Daily kindness - do an extra good turn for someone each day



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