In our second instalment of our The Write Space series, we're pleased to present a collection of videos and activities from founder of myHappymind, Laura Earnshaw.
The Write Space is a six-week series of creative writing and wellbeing live events and videos. Keep an eye on the Well Ahead homepage for new The Write Space activities every week.
Laura Earnshaw is the founder of myHappymind an organisation dedicated to building resilience, self esteem and happiness in children. Before starting myHappymind Laura had a long career as an HR Executive supporting CEO’s and their teams to develop resilience, and wellbeing in organisations.
Laura is also the author of the bestselling book My Happy Mind. She has two children and one very cute dog called Max, and lives happily in Cheshire.
Watch the video - part one
In this video Laura discusses the importance of setting goals, dreaming and how that can relate to our happiness and wellbeing.
Try Laura's friendship activity
Laura has a real treat in store for you with this activity! What do you look for in a friend? This can be a hard question to answer but one thing is for sure, it’s usually due to a part of their personality or character.
So what exactly is character? It is the things about us that make us special and unique! Scientists have actually done a lot of work and research to understand character and today you get to complete a survey that will tell you all about the best bits of yours!
Answer a series of questions in this quick survey. Make sure you're super honest and go with your gut feeling when answering. After you complete the survey, you’ll be given a list of your character strengths in order of how much you use them or how strong they are in you. Don’t worry - all of the strengths are really positive and you have all of them, just in different amounts.
Keep hold of your results because we’ll be using them as part of the creative writing activity in the next video!
If you’d like to learn more about the science behind character, watch the video below:
Watch the video - part two
Listen to Laura talk about the power of friendships and how their quality is really important for our wellbeing and happiness.