From an app that will help transform your breathing habits to a course in happiness, explore something new and revitalising for your wellbeing
You Will Be Able to Collage by the End of This Book by Stephanie Hartman
You might think collaging is simply cutting and sticking things, but there is an art to it that makes it a therapeutic activity worth trying. Written by the creator of Collage Club Ldn, this how-to guide will show you how to unleash your creative capabilities, with practical exercises, tips, and tricks.
(Out now, Octopus Publishing, £19.99)
2. Out and about
Whether you’re an avid astronomer or you’re simply looking for a serene escape, there’s nothing quite like moon gazing in the summer twilight to help you unwind and gain some perspective. Grab a cosy blanket, find a peaceful spot, and be transported to a world of wonder as you observe the magic of lunar sightseeing.
(Visit skyatnightmagazine.com for their observing guide)
3. Act of kindness
Support charities while you shop
Are you someone who regularly purchases online? Well, now you can make a difference while you shop. For every purchase you make online when you sign up to easyfundraising, the brands you shop with will pay a percentage back to the charity of your choice by making a donation. You’ll even be able to track how much you’ve raised!
(Visit easyfundraising.org.uk for more information)
4. Lend us your ears
‘Squiggly Careers’ by Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper
Everything you need to know about navigating your professional life can be found in the ‘Squiggly Careers’ podcast. Presenters Helen and Sarah offer a refreshing insight on how to take control of your career development with confidence – including advice on how to quieten your inner critic, and how to support your stress tolerance at work.
(Available on all podcast platforms)
James Cook Artwork
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is literally the case for creative artist James Cook who creates artistic masterpieces, using only a typewriter as his tool. Follow along for his journey into this unique and captivating typewriter art on TikTok.
6. Lesson Learned
10 Days of Happiness
Sign up to a free 10-day happiness programme run by the charity Action for Happiness, and set aside a few minutes each day to discover how to build habits that could help lead to a more happy and meaningful life.
(Visit actionforhappiness.org for more)
7. Tech tip-offs
Breath scientists at Breath Hub know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to breathwork, and that’s what makes it the go-to app to help you transform your breathing habits. Using a breath analysis algorithm to allow you to create a personalised daily program, it will help to maximise the benefits of breathwork that are unique to you.
(Available on all platforms)
8. Get going
Step Aerobic fitness
Ready to turn your fitness routine up a notch? Step fitness might just be for you. This high-energy cardio workout involves stepping up and down from a small platform to an uplifting, rhythmic beat. It’s a fun and refreshing take on traditional stair-climbing exercises that will get your heart pumping and leave you feeling invigorated.
(Find out more at lesmills.com)
9. Square eyes
A Man Called Otto
Consumed by grief and hardened by sorrow, Otto (played by Tom Hanks) is a widower who struggles to navigate life without his wife, and spends his days pushing away the people around him. That is until a new family moves in next door, and a friendship begins to blossom. Will this newfound friendship help him to find the peace and happiness that he has been longing for?
(Watch on Prime Video)
10. Treat yourself
Seaweed Bath by Ishga
Indulge in the ultimate bathing experience this summer with Seaweed Bath by Ishga. Simply run your bag of Hebridean seaweed under running water, and let its rejuvenating properties work their magic – helping to remineralise your skin, and soothe aches and pains. And, if that’s not enough, it comes with a QR code to take you to an immersive sound experience.
(£37 at uk.ishga.com)
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