The Good team share their ultimate pick-me-ups
Carolyn Enting, editor · Happiness is… being in nature, and a sea swim! · My favourite pick-me-up movie is… Mamma Mia – it never fails to make laugh. · My favourite feel-good book is... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Or, if I want to laugh, Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander is priceless! · I always feel uplifted after… listening to Beautiful Day by U2 and Happy by Pharrell Williams. Maddie Ballard, sub-editor/features writer · Happiness is… singing in a choir. · My favourite feel-good book is… Pride and Prejudice, for pure unrivalled sunniness. · I always feel uplifted after… I’ve watched You’ve Got Mail or Little Women. Sarah Tuck, editorial director · Happiness is… when both my grown-up sons are well and happy… and a swim in the sea… the whole deal, warming up in the sunshine, getting in, being submerged in water, then later showering off the salty goodness! · I always feel uplifted after… listening to You’re the Best Thing by The Style Council and Higher Love by Steve Winwood. · My favourite pick-me-up movies are... Billy Elliot, Pride and It’s Complicated. Sam Bluemel, commercial manager · My favourite feel-good book is... Harry Potter for a light pick-me-up! · I always feel uplifted after... going for a good long power walk while listening to the Armchair Expert poddy, or plonking myself down with a bowl of popcorn and a bit of Disney magic. Millie Hinchliffe, digital producer · Happiness is... looking after myself and surrounding myself with people who radiate good energy. · My favourite feel-good books are... Gone Girl and The Lord of the Rings series. · I always feel uplifted after... I’ve listened to the feel-good Spotify playlist I made for myself with songs including Mr Blue Sky by ELO, You Get What You Give by New Radicals, Good Life by Kanye West, Lately by INXS and more. Also after I’ve watched my favourite feel-good movie, 10 Things I Hate About You! Archie Blohm, art director · Happiness is… having a good laugh with friends and family. · My favourite feel-good book is… Ali: a Life by Jonathan Eig. I found it really motivating and interesting. · My favourite pick-me-up movie is... Monty Python and the Holy Grail.