Have you ever sat and thought about what makes you happy? Do you have a list in your head that you refer back to when you are having a bad day?
When you are not feeling well or having a bad day, you want to do things or enjoy things that make you happy. Writing down a list of things that make you happy is a great way to practise gratitude and it really highlights the smallest of things that make you smile.
Here are 50 things that make me happy and what I appreciate:
- Relationships with my family, partner and friends
- Practising gratitude
- Do things that I love
- Buying new stationery
- Watching my favourite television shows
- Visiting zoos
- Video chatting with loved ones
- Listening to music
- Cosy nights in
- Being on the beach
- Practising calligraphy with Crayola Supertips
- Bullet journaling
- Getting my nails done
- Watching YouTube videos
- Planning and celebrating family and friend’s birthdays
- Buying gifts for family, my partner and friends
- Reading blogs
- Organising and tidying
- Clean bed sheets
- Watching movies with my family
- Going to concerts
- Chocolate cake
- Eating out at restaurants
- Family parties
- Face masks
- Writing and sending handwritten letters
- Keeping scrapbooks
- Taking photographs
- Singing (even if I can’t ha ha!)
- Sleeping with my weighted blanket
- Starting a new notebook
- Going to a pub or club
- Collecting memories such as: concert tickets and pride festival wristbands
- Washing that has been hanging outside
- Krispy Kreme doughnuts
- Nature Walks
- My Pets
- Sunny days
- Going to the cinema
- Getting my hair done
- Visiting Newton Abbot
- Surprise text messages and phone calls
- Travelling by train
- My phone
There are so many benefits from you living a happier life and enjoying the things that make you happy. Living a happier life can:
- Combat stress effectively
- Have fewer aches and pains
- Helps to combat disease
- Reduces anxiety
- Strengthens your immune system
Living your life how it makes you happy is important for so many reasons. I hope you enjoyed reading 50 things that make me happy. I saw this tag online and thought it would be fun to do. Here are 4 bloggers I am tagging to take part: Kayleigh, Sarah, Jenny and Lisa.
What things make you happy? I’d love to hear in the comments.
life with lynette says
Lovely list, I love that colouring’s made it on there…it’s my ultimate wind town tool!
It’s so nice isn’t it! I love it! Thank you for reading x
Great post! I also love chocolate cake. Anything sweet makes me happy! And discovering new movies 😊
Yeah sweet things are good, I do enjoy some savoury too! X
Such a lovely post! Sorry you’ve had some stress at work lately. But how awesome of you to come up with this “happiness list”. I love it! Especially hand-written letter one. I thought I was the only one!
No definitely not the only one, I love writing and sending letters. I want to write and do a pen pal thing but no idea how to go about it. Thank you for reading x
The things that makes me happy and makes my world goes around a little faster mirrors yours just slightly. If I had to add, push came to shove, I would say, sports ie. Football, a big Man U fan (my birthplace), Barca and Sufc, F1, yoga fanatic, Rambling, travelling, playing and watching Tennis, retail therapy :-), cinema, beach and sun.
I want to try and get into yoga and meditation. Any tips? Xx
Ooh brilliant. Firstly, I would recommend on finding a qualified instructor within your area, check your level as some exercises may/may not be suitable for others. Work on your balancing and breathing by going online ie. youtube has tonnes of them to ensure that you are prepped. Balance: make sure you get enough iron in your system as this will strengthen your stamina levels. There are some exercises that will challenge you. There are so many ways that you can do yoga so to make sure that it is for you, choose wisely. For example there is kudalini yoga which is one you can do in heat. I recommend taking a friend with you for dutch courage but I strongly advise doing yoga as it will improve your posture, encourages you to be grateful and once you do it everyday, you will see the benefits. Believe you me, it will also tone your tush and tums. Your body will thank you. Eventually you’ll be able to stick your leg in the air and be so flexible you’ll be answering the door whilst doing a headstand (joking). Best of luck and have fun! Enjoy it while you can. It is fun for all ages. Practise, practise and practise (makes perfect). Xx
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me! I a definitely going to do some research. Thank you 💚
You’re welcome. Anytime. I am flattered that you asked me and thought of me. Means alot. Hope I can help out with other enquiries, even if it means making a difference to your life and others, then so be it. X
Thank you hun. .
I always love reading about the things that make people happy. YES on clean bed sheets! They feel so nice and smells so fresh as well, haha. I can totally relate to buying stationery. I have boxes of stickers and such – aka LOVE! Yum, chocolate cake is the best, isn’t it? ;). Thanks for sharing these happy things – keep it up ♥
Thank you for reading 😊. Yes stationery and cake! So good. Clean bed sheets are so good! Such a good feeling xxx
I will check yours out x
No worries x
Thank you for reading and following. I have followed you back too x
Jess’ Secret Diary says
Thank you so much! x
Such a simple, but lovely idea 😊
Cosy nights in are the best 👌
Lovely list Lauren! We are so similar in so many ways, especially in our love of stationery, colouring, scrapbooking & notebooks 😍. I also love nature walks, sleeping and keeping memories like concert tickets. Also, yay for Krispy Kreme doughnuts! I really fancy one of them now! Great post lovely, really enjoyed reading it. Hope things at work get better for you too 💖 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
We we get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts at work too 😍. Thank you I hope work gets better too. Yes so many things that I see you write about, I’m like oh my god, same! 😂. Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend 💚xxx
Oooh! I love this. I am definitely going to do this as part of my Magic Moments Challenge! Thanks for sharing. <3
Awesome! You are welcome! Thank you for reading! 💕
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Such a lovely idea for a blog post! I really like the fact that so many of these are small things and things to relax and unwind. It’s always the little things that put the biggest smile on my face. Like sitting down and watching Netflix after a long day or walking my dog. I really need to try an adult colouring book too! x
Yes adult colouring books are so good! I find them really relaxing whilst I watching something on tv or Netflix. Xx
Awww, I love this! My list would almost be identical to yours! 😂
Aww we are so alike. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my post x
So many fabulous things 😁 I do love krispy kreme doughnuts as well 😍 and I live in my dressing gown 😂 great post!! x
They taste so good don’t they.. we often have free ones at work too. Like for the past two days! So even better! Thank you for reading and commenting x
Best doughnuts ever!! Omg that’s amazing, I am very jealous and very much want to go out and buy a tray of doughnuts for myself 😂
You’re welcome 💛 x
Awesome be sure to tag me on Twitter so I can check it out xx
Yeah I love it!
Lisa's Notebook says
Such a lovely list, I agree with so many on here – line dried washing is the best, chocolate gateaux, being on the beach, our cats, writing and receiving letters. I think we’re quite similar, although I’ve never had my nails shellacked – I might have to try this, although my gardener’s nails are pretty much wrecked already, haha! xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
Shellacked nails I have found from my experience are so much stronger, so it might benefit you, when you are gardening. Yeah washing outside smells so much nicer I think! Xx
sincerely me says
Oh my gosh I loved this post! I completely agree with like 98% of the things u mentioned haha xx
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. Have a few things in common then haha xx
Just M.E. says
I relate to so so many of these!
Thank you for reading!
I think I’d struggle to think of 50 things, but maybe it’s easier than I think? Nice to see a lot of the things that make me happy make you happy too. Might have to do this myself one day. ♥
You’ll be surprised. A lot of the time it’s the little things! Yeah if you tag me on Twitter so I can read xx
Aw I love this tag, and I think its so important to sit back and list what you appreciate and love in life! xx
Yeah definitely! Such a positive tag! Thank you for reading and commenting xx
Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl says
I loved reading this! It’s so easy to get caught up in life and forget about the little thing that can make us happy. Your list is fab lovely, I love nature walks as well, they really help in clearing my mind and Clean bed sheets is Definietly up there for me.
Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk
Thank you for reading and commenting! I really appreciate it 💗. Yes I love walks, definitely helps get myself out of my head! Xx
Chloe🌻 (@yourschloex) says
I love lists like this, they’re such a lovely way of spreading positivity!
Hope you’re having a great week.
Thank you for reading and commenting! I hope you have a great week too xx
Nicka Jerao says
I love reading this! ♥️ and hello I love your blog so much. Looking forward to see more of your posts.
Thank you for reading and commenting! I have followed you back x
Oh my goodness, what a great list! And you saved the best for last – LOVE Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!!
They are so good aren’t they! Thank you for reading
Really like this idea. And I can definitely agree with a lot on your list. Great post.
Thank you for reading and commenting!
Great post! A lot of your favourite things are mine as well ❤ I literally live in my dressing gown haha! I love to sing along in the car especially if it is Mamma Mia, Ariana Grande or any type of musical. My family are also everything to me that is why our Christmas holidays have always been so fun because all seven of us are together 😊
Amy x | fleurdubelle.blogspot.co.uk
Love mamma Mia, have you seen number 2 yet? Aww, family time is the best time. Thank you so much for the comment 💚💚xx
Yes! Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was incredible and I’m officially obsessed with the soundtrack! Have you seen it? 💛 xx
Yeah took my littlest sister to see it, it’s awesome! Xx
It is such an incredible film! I cried so much throughout the film xx
I cried at the end a bit, but I found parts funnier than the first one. Xx
Yeah I found it funnier than the first one as well! Some of the one-liners were hilarious xx
Yeah definitely funny! Xx
Sunshine with Savannah says
Great list! I think this is an excellent practice. Focusing on gratitude can really do wonders for frame of mind, perspective, and overall happiness. 🙂
Thank you for reading and for following me. Xx
Awww this is such a wonderful post 😀 I uploaded a 10 things that made me happy this week post on Friday as I’ve been pretty stressed out too and it makes you feel so much better replacing negative thoughts with the positives 😊 I hope your feeling a lot better now too 😁 🖤
I am thank you! Thanks for reading and commenting! ❤️
Love this idea! Also a big lover of fresh clean bedsheets with clean pjs after a lovely relaxing bath – bliss
It’s so good isn’t it! X
Family parties are the best!
C. K. says
Reblogged this on To The Core and commented:
What a wonderful post full of fantastic ideas for self-care!
Thank you so much xx
C. K. says
These are so simple and perfect! Thank you for sharing. I am a mental health blogger at tothecoreblog.com and to see these ideas for self-care makes me so so happy. WAY TO GO!
Thank you so much! Xx
Our Carpe Diem says
Great list! Never heard of Kiki Archer, will have to check her out!
I believe that when you can acknowledge how many little moments of happiness you have, you can feel true Happiness. Your list is a perfect example of it! Well done bournemouthgirl!
Thanks so much! X
XD I love Krispy Kreme Donuts too! <3 🍩