Where’s your happy place?

According to a new poll, four in five people have a “happy place” – somewhere to escape the stresses of everyday life.

The survey by Skipton Building Society found that most people’s happy place involves going somewhere natural or local, or doing a simple activity in order to relax.

The results showed that some common happy places included:

  • Walking in the countryside
  • Soaking in a long bath
  • Going to the local pub
  • Relaxing in the garden
  • Listening to music
  • Being in bed with a cup of tea

As you can see, visiting a ‘happy place’ doesn’t have to be anything complicated or expensive.

Whatever label you give it, it is important to have somewhere to switch off from the stresses of the world.

After all, you cannot perform to your best every day without some downtime to recharge.

It’s important to make that time to relax. This is increasingly difficult in our always-on digital world, but building resilience can be done with a little planning and self-discipline.

If you’re tempted to just power through and keep working, you may have to schedule some time to yourself.

This could be an allocated slot at a certain time every day, or a longer period set aside weekly. Only you know how much rest you need to function well.

BounceBack’s Resilience Routine includes a planner that helps you organise your time effectively in order to boost your resilience levels.

It also contains several activities and suggestions for how you can introduce wellbeing into your daily life, covering these four areas:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Positive workplace
  • Changing behaviour

Following the routine allows you to be proactive and work towards resilience, instead of becoming overwhelmed by any sudden changes.

It’s available to try as part of our Developing Resilience eLearning package.

Find out more about the Resilience Routine on our Resilience FAQs page here:


Take care,


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