Quokkas are teddy-bear sized marsupials from Australia and they’re known as the happiest creatures on earth thanks to their permanent smiles and adorable cuteness.
We were inspired by these dear little fellas to look at some alternative ways to be happy and bring some much-needed smiles to the world!
These seven top tips will go a long way to helping you feel as contented as a quokka, inside and out…
Quokkas have a reputation for being the happiest animals in the world due to their beaming smiles that are hard to resist.
Inquisitive, tenacious and fearless, the cute little quokka can teach us a thing or two.
These seven alternative happiness tips will go a long way to helping you feel as contented as a quokka, inside and out.
Robot, twist or mash potato
When you dance your body releases endorphins, the chemical that triggers positive energy and good vibes! So get your groove on and shimmy!
Grab a banana
Bananas may help turn a frown upside down. They’re high in vitamin B6, which helps to arouse those feel-good chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.
Titter, shriek and guffaw
Laughter adds joy to life, it eases anxiety and tension, relieves stress, improves mood and strengthens resilience. So have a proper chortle every day!
Be a little kid again
Take inspiration from a day in the life of a 5-year-old – sing at the top of your voice, get messy, bake and paint,play, colour in, imagine, splash in the puddles and don’t sit still!
Get outside and love the outdoors
A quick walk in nature could be all it takes to chase away negative thoughts and lift your mood. Pop on that parka and explore the outdoors.
Change the colour of your world
Colorology is the ancient study of colour and its meanings. Surround yourself with colours that lift your mood – pink may suggest calmness, yellow for warmth or orange for happiness!
Boost the cuteness
Overload your senses with a hit of cuteness. Seeing something cute, like a grinning quokka, makes us smile which in turn makes us happier.
Happiness is something we all have to work at.
Building these small things into your life can have a big impact on your overall wellbeing and have you smiling like a quokka, even when times are tough.