Health & Wellbeing

Get Happy and Healthy in 30 Days

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Petal Photography

So here we are at the end of our Fresh Start 2012. Do you feel more organised? More Active? Healthier? Happier? I hope so! And you know what? Even if you don’t just yet, go easy on yourself. Just feeling energised to make a start is all you need to make 2012 fabulous. Remember – every moment of brilliance and beauty started with one small detail.

So to leave you with that final bit of motivation to make this year Your Time to Shine here are some tips for the next thirty days. Try to cross one off each day and I promise, by the end you and your pooch will be happier, healthier and ready to take on the world…


1. Give your dog a hug. Daily.
2. Take a photo of a moment of beauty you see in everyday life.
3. Brush your dog.
4. Cook a healthy meal from scratch.
5. Write down 5 awesome things you love about being you.
6. Write down 5 awesome things you love about your dog.
7. Turn off the phone and spend an afternoon watching your favourite comedy.
8. Have a Nana Nap in the middle of the day.
9. Try a sport or a gym/dance class you have never done before.
10. The night before, pack a healthy lunch to take to work the next day.
11. Make some home made treats for your dog.
12. Get a skin cancer check at your local doctor.
13. Floss.
14. Make a ‘Get Happy’ iTunes playlist to use when you’re feeling low.
15. Go to bed early.
16. Try a new dog park or destination you and your dog have never visited.
17. Give yourself an at home mani/pedi.
18. Choose your next holiday destination.
19. Get an eye check up at your local optometrist.
20. Learn how to stretch properly.
21. Stand up straight.
22. Clean up your work desk or office space.
23. Treat yourself to your favourite dessert or snack.
24. Play a new game with your dog.
25. Buy yourself some fresh flowers and display them in your home.
26. Tell someone you love them. (Your dog counts!)
27. Drink more water.
28. Fill a treat ball for your dog and watch them enjoy it.
29. Moisturise your neck as well as your face.
30. Write a list of 10 Failsafe Things that have left you feeling happy and healthy in the past 30 days. Put it on your bathroom mirror ‘In Case of Emergency’. Keep the fun going…

Wishing each and every one of you nothing but the best for the year ahead xo

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Petal Photography

Pick of the Week

Show Comments +Hide Comments -

Comments (12)

12 responses to “Get Happy and Healthy in 30 Days”

  1. Rachael S says:

    Awesome list, we do 1/2 of these already! Thanks for sharing

  2. Great suggestions! My dog hugging definitely keeps me happy 🙂

    ps. I’m hosting a lovely giveaway on my blog!

  3. Rachel says:

    Great list! I only just started following your blog but I will definitely have to give them a shot!

  4. This has been a great series Serena! Love all of your get happy tips; they are all brilliant. Saving this post to reference 🙂 xx

    • Thanks so much Rachel – glad you enjoyed it, I’ve had so much fun doing it 🙂
      I can safely say all of the above make Soda and I happy and/or healthy. I’ll be using it as a reminder myself whenever I need a pep up! x

  5. Such a beautiful and imaginative list Serena. I don’t have a dog (yet) but am definitely going to work my way through the human ones! xx

  6. Ann says:

    Very imaginative, great picture, I like! !

  7. Pevita says:

    I love this, write down 5 awesome things you love about being you. Been doing it for 2 years and it works to make me everyday!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Pick of the Week