Londoners who are frequent visitors to Central London this past weekend were a lucky lot if not more. Museum of Happiness came to central London with tips, tech and science aplenty.
The world’s first pop-up Museum of Happiness arrived in central London to teach you the science behind feeling fulfilled. Founded last year by wellbeing expert Shamash Alidina (the author of Mindfulness for Dummies) alongside youth mentor Vicky Johnson and event designer Kieran Walton, the vlog inaugural event  kicked off last weekend and ran through Blue Monday.
Different people  had different motivations for coming, ranging from wanted to have a ‘pick up’ from the January blues, to wanting to try out discover new strategies to a happier, healthier and more interesting lifestyle. Parents brought children to teach them the importance of school happiness; teenagers came  looking for a way to have a bit of fun and pick up some tips to destress.
The Science of Happiness part of the pop-up  included 11 displays.
Alidina explains, “At the Museum of Happiness we use the acronym ‘CAN DO’ to make them easier to remember. Connect with others, be Active, be Nice, Discover something new, Observe and be mindful.”
The event also included workshops on the value of gratitude, using research from Berkeley University, California. According to Alidina, just writing down three things you’re grateful for on paper can make you feel happier. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
people learnt how to define the meaning of happiness through the teachings of leading positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, and even be able to explore how your happiness levels can affect your bodily odours, using research published in the journal Psychological Science.
The Museum of Happiness pop-up  also showed how technology can help to improve your mental state.
Apps like Mindfulness Daily can remind you to stop, breathe and come back to the present moment – a quality shown in studies to raise wellbeing and mental resilience. Gratitude apps, like Gratitude Journal 365, remind you to jot down three things everyday that you’re grateful for. Others, like Moment, track your phone usage, and block you from using your phone excessively. You need to have a break and meet real people to feel happier.
Oevr the weekend, Maneesh Juneja, a leading Digital Health Futurist, explained how emerging technologies can make the world a happier, healthier place. As part of this, visitors will be able to take part in immersive virtual reality experiences themselves, and be transported to everywhere from a sunny beach for guided meditation, to a refugee camp in Jordan
The FREE pop-up Museum of Happiness was held at Spitalfields Market, London. Saturday 16-Monday 18. 10am-5.30pm.