"I have made a little change to my day which has massively improved my happiness. I leave for work half an hour earlier, and get off the tube a stop before mine. The walk between the station and the office, which takes about 20 minutes, has been totally transformative. I get a chance to stretch my legs, breathe in some fresh-ish air (this is central London after all). I try not to rush, and just take my time.
"Being a kind of Disney-character trapped in dystopian urban London, the walk also gives me a chance to indulge in things I enjoy like marvelling at the wonder of trees (srsly, London has some really majestic plane trees), listening to the few remaining birds in the city, and occasionally enjoy the warmth of the sun on my face.
"I'm not good at weaving exercise into my working day, so this is a way for me to get some steps in and hopefully reverse some of the hideous side-effects of my sedentary desk-bound lifestyle.
"ALSO one of the things that contributes most to my stress and misery is being late. Before I shook-up my commute, I was at the mercy of the trains, often 15 minutes late for work because a tube was stuck in a tunnel. There is nothing like half-jogging on morning-stiff legs, with your rucksack bashing into your sides, sweating profusely, and panicking that you are going to be bollocked at work, for totally ruining a day. With half an hour extra to play with, I'm always on time, and feel so calmer as a result. – Becky Barnicoat