After 10 episodes of road-testing techniques for a happier and healthier life on The Well podcast, Rebecca Sparrow and Robin Bailey have learned a few tricks.
They’ve done their homework every week and discovered that, low and behold, the life hacks they’ve been trying actually work! Bec and Robin are happier, healthier and they have even have more free time on their hands. Honest.
Take a caffeine nap
Coffee AND a nap? This is all our favourite things in one! And it’s so nice not to have to choose between them. If you’re wasting your afternoons being grumpy and unproductive, a caffeine nap will help you survive the day and get things done.
When you start feeling weary, drink a cup of coffee then take a 20 minute power nap. The caffeine kicks in around the time you wake up, so you’ll leap off the couch energised instead of groggy.
Say goodbye to bad friends
Apparently we recycle our friends every seven years, making room for new and better ones. It’s time for you to take a look at your friendship circle and dump the toxic ones.
Toxic friends are the ones who won’t clap when you win. If they don’t lift you up, if you’re feeling drained after spending time with them or if you simply can’t trust them, it’s time to break up. There’s no right or wrong way to let them go, but do it kindly. Put on your big girl pants and just tell them, or simply wave goodbye.
Follow the 1-minute rule
This godsend is from the beautiful mind of Gretchen Rubin, our happiness guru. She taught us that anything that can be done in less than a minute should be done immediately, and it’s saved us SO. MUCH. TIME.