Banish the January blues by visiting London’s Happiness Museum
If you live in London, happiness is literally just around the corner – at least for this weekend.
Yes, a pop-up ‘Museum of Happiness’ is opening for three days in Spitalfields and is offering those seeking to banish the January blues different methods to cheer themselves up. The museum is running a number of happiness workshops as well as guided mindfulness exercises, ‘playshops’ and laughter yoga. Among the tents and gazebos that make up the pop-up museum is a ‘Science of Happiness’ tent. Close by, another tent will accommodate visitors seeking to experience random acts of kindness.
As happiness comes in many forms and in a bid to be as inclusive as possible, the organisers are also providing space for dancers and singers while those of a more serious nature will be given an area to build their own stress ball. The Evening Standards reports that more mainline fun will come with face-painting – for both adults and children – and there will also be provision to colour in a ball pit.
The one thing the organisers can’t promise, of course, is instant happiness to visitors over the weekend and they say that attaining that state isn’t what the pop-up is all about. Their aim is to give Londoners the chance to contemplate and understand how they could arrive at an understanding of a more permanent contentment.