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The Museum of Happiness is hosting a series of free events to cheer up sad Londoners

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The days are growing shorter, the weather colder, and the world’s political arena ever more insane, so it’s unsurprising that we’re suffering from a severe case of the winter blues at the moment.

However help is at hand, as London’s Museum of Happiness have organised a series of free events – all focused around mindfulness and well-being – in a bid to cheer up sad city dwellers.


Read more: 10 ways to be a more calm and mindful person


And their eclectic series of scheduled weekly events ensures there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

On ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’, you can join in an array of different activities designed to give your emotional health a much-needed boost. Think mindful colouring in, designing Christmas decorations, writing a letter of compassion or motivation to yourself, making aromatherapy dough or getting creative with some arts and crafts.

If you head to the museum’s Canvas Café on a ‘Feel-Good Thursday’, you’ll be able to partake in anything from gratitude bingo, beach meditation, laughter yoga, or just an amazingly positive movie night.

Other events include ‘Tick the Bucket Tuesdays’, which encourage people to complete all the life goals they had in mind before they got tied down to their jobs, and ‘Free Your Mind Fridays’, which are all about mindfulness and meditation.

And the Museum of Happiness is still hard at work on the weekends, aiming to boost your mood by sharing the work of charities and organisations making a difference. There’s also a special yoga class for beginners on a Sunday morning, so you can start the day with a big smile on your face.


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If you get peckish while getting happy, then it’s worth remembering that there is a huge array of delicious cakes and coffees available, too – and all are very reasonably priced indeed, making this an ideal fun and frugal night out with friends.

When asked why they’re so keen to help lift us up when we’re down in the dumps, the staff at the Museum of Happiness had a very simple answer.

“We’re [just] a group of people that want to spread the art and science of happiness.”

Talk about being a little ray of sunshine – and their timing is absolutely impeccable. We imagine that a lot of people will be needing a little help from the Museum of Happiness right about now…

The Museum of Happiness is at The Canvas Café, 42 Hanbury St, London, E1 5JL. 

You can find their full schedule of free events here (and, yes, the innovative scheme is already in full swing!).

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