As Stephen Covey said: "the problem is not the problem; the problem is how we see the problem." In other words, perspective alters our perception and our perception/s alters our reality - in fact our perception becomes our reality, whether it is actually real or not...
This week's top tip is that blinking, taking a moment to take a mental 'snap shot', can really help us remember the positive moments in our lives, so that we not only remember them but reflect and see more of these kind of events in the future.
When we smile our brains release a cocktail of neurotransmitters that we have already spoken about as having a positive impact on our mood and wellbeing: dopamine and serotonin (also called 5-HT) as well as endorphins - our self-made natural painkillers. These help lower anxiety and increasing feelings of happiness.
So confession time: Back to the Future is probably one of our favourite films of all time. Now this probably says a lot about our age. As science geeks we have been speaking about what if we could time travel - and then it hit us when talking to a colleague and therapist Mark Evans that we already have all the equipment we need(ish) in our own brains.