31 Things That Make Me Happy

I love being happy. I think everyone does. But sadly life has it’s ups and downs and we can’t be happy all of the time - that’d be too easy (and a bit boring too!). It’s impossible to be constantly happy, but perhaps it’s in those times that we’re sad that we learn to truly value being happy.

 

Although you can’t choose when you’re happy or sad (and the emotions tend to come at the most inconvenient times!), knowing some of the things that make you feel happy can be a great way to make not-so-nice emotions more bearable, by reminding you of the brighter side of life and therefore inspiring more positive thoughts.

 

For this reason, I thought I’d share a list of things that make me happy in a hope to encourage me to make more of an effort to do things that make me feel good! Maybe it’ll help you think about things that make you happy too?!

 

1. spontaneous text messages
2. pretty sunsets
3. slicing a bagel perfectly into two even halves
4. listening to my playlist (and rediscovering old songs that I haven't heard for ages on it)
5. eating fruit (especially strawberries, mangoes and pineapples)
6. flowers
7. finding out that there's actually a discount on the clothes you're about to buy
8. spending time with family and friends

a pretty sunset at the local reservoir

a pretty sunset at the local reservoir

a family selfie last year at Loch Lomond

a family selfie last year at Loch Lomond

a bowl of berries

a bowl of berries

pink tulips

pink tulips

9. new (aesthetically pleasing) stationery
10. performing (or receiving) random acts of kindness
11. dancing
12. wearing heels (well, until my feet get sore at least!)
13. a good night’s sleep
14. running (particularly finishing a race or getting a PB)
15. birthdays (I always love celebrations!)

hands in for the LL Dance Show 2016

hands in for the LL Dance Show 2016

favourite heels (even though I really can't walk in these ones!)

favourite heels (even though I really can't walk in these ones!)

a We Live Like This set of beautiful notebooks

a We Live Like This set of beautiful notebooks

a fun run in the sun with a little Shakira for motivation!!

a fun run in the sun with a little Shakira for motivation!!

16. hot coffee on a cold morning
17. nailing a workout
18. travelling to different places (particularly experiencing the culture when I'm there too)
19. long sunny days
20. cooking and baking (both sweet and savoury food)
21. High School Musical (the second one is the best!)
22. hugs
23. yummy food (especially if it looks as good as it tastes too)

an almond latte at Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham

an almond latte at Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham

the start of a long sunny day in Spain

the start of a long sunny day in Spain

palm trees in Almería

palm trees in Almería

my signature Lofthouse sugar cookies (sadly not vegan!)

my signature Lofthouse sugar cookies (sadly not vegan!)

24. taking good photos
25. wearing the colour yellow
26. getting good grades (and achieving other goals)
27. going on walks
28. reading books (I need to make time to do more of this)
29. having a really good conversation
30. breakfast (as you probably could guess from these posts!)

photography in my yellow top whilst travelling (therefore a super happy moment for me!)

photography in my yellow top whilst travelling (therefore a super happy moment for me!)

blogging on my laptop

blogging on my laptop

walking through the local back lanes

walking through the local back lanes

a yummy smoothie bowl for breakfast

a yummy smoothie bowl for breakfast

and finally…

31. blogging!!

 

I hope you enjoyed reading about things that make me happy and that it inspires you to make a list of your own! Remember to smile and do as many things that make you happy as you possibly can!

 

What makes you happy?

 
31 Things That Make Me Happy - Heather Rowland on hefafa.me.uk Published 25th August 2017