We are constantly told to want more, achieve more, to be more. But more doesn’t necessarily make us feel happier. Feeling good, is an inside job. Our mission is to give you the tools to do that. Feel calm, balanced and refreshed, regardless of what is happening around you.
At Happy Not Perfect, we approach feelings and mental wellbeing in a practical way. Our minds need recharging and often on-the-go. Through daily practices, studies have proven we can all help our brains to feel less anxious, less stressed and more in control. So we designed an app (launching in September), and a selection of products, combining all the science to provide simple, quick and effective routes to relaxation.
Happy Not Perfect was founded as a result of personal experience. Meditation wasn’t sticking, feelings of stress and anxiety were becoming overwhelming and the pressures of life seemed unmoving. In the same way we care for our bodies by exercising, our mind, the most important muscle, needs to be looked after. Instead of waiting to hit rock bottom, what can we be doing regularly to help us have a more balanced emotional and mental wellbeing.
The team, made up of scientists, life coaches, CBT therapists, breathing specialists and designers have spent the last two years figuring out how we could shake things up. Make looking after our mind snackable, fun and convenient. The power is in repetition and the results are worth it. Like with everything, what you put in, you’ll get out… progress not perfection.
Founder: Poppy Jamie, Head of Tech: Alex Tikhman, App Designers: We Them Us Collective, App development: Monclarity, Website Design & Build: Our Place Studio, Neuroscientist: Dr Alex Korb, Breathing Specialist: Kristina Macias, Psychotherapist: Philippa Jamie, Product Manager: Fuad Hawit, Music: Laura Westcott (Music for Mental Wealth), In partnership with First Access Entertainment.
The 5 daily science-backed life hacks to help you feel high on life (without side effects)
Everyday find 5 minutes or more to relax your mind. Meditation, breathing, walking, dancing, listening to music, whatever works for you.
All emotions are important and serve a purpose. Don’t suppress, check in. How are you feeling? Why are you feeling? Talk, write, begin to understand them.
People who regularly think about what they’re thankful for and those who help others were proven to experience more happiness.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to boost your mood and release happy hormones. Sleep is crucial for balancing hormones, recharging and repairing brain cells. Late night office/school sessions are not…
Firstly, your gut is the second brain… what you eat effects your mood and brain functionality so aim to eat a balanced diet. Secondly, getting outside or just having plants around you has been proven to increase levels of well-being.