50 Things That Make Me Happy

A brown haired lady holding the camera out in front of her smiling.

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:

  1. Relationships with my family, partner and friends
  2. Practising gratitude
  3. Do things that I love
  4. Buying new stationery
  5. Watching my favourite television shows
  6. Christmas
  7. Colouring
  8. Visiting zoos
  9. Video chatting with loved ones
  10. Listening to music
  11. Cosy nights in
  12. Being on the beach
  13. Practising calligraphy with Crayola Supertips
  14. Bullet journaling
  15. Getting my nails done
  16. Watching YouTube videos
  17. Planning and celebrating family and friend’s birthdays
  18. Buying gifts for family, my partner and friends
  19. Reading blogs
  20. Organising and tidying
  21. Clean bed sheets
  22. Writing
  23. Watching movies with my family
  24. Going to concerts
  25. Chocolate cake
  26. Eating out at restaurants
  27. Shopping
  28. Family parties
  29. Face masks
  30. Writing and sending handwritten letters
  31. Keeping scrapbooks
  32. Taking photographs
  33. Dancing
  34. Singing (even if I can’t ha ha!)
  35. Sleeping with my weighted blanket
  36. Starting a new notebook
  37. Going to a pub or club
  38. Collecting memories such as: concert tickets and pride festival wristbands
  39. Washing that has been hanging outside
  40. Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  41. Nature Walks
  42. Animals
  43. My Pets
  44. Sunny days
  45. Going to the cinema
  46. Getting my hair done
  47. Visiting Newton Abbot
  48. Surprise text messages and phone calls
  49. Travelling by train
  50. 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.

86 thoughts on “50 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. 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!

    1. 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

  2. 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.

      1. 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

      2. 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

  3. 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 ♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  4. 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

    1. 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

  5. Oooh! I love this. I am definitely going to do this as part of my Magic Moments Challenge! Thanks for sharing. <3

  6. 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

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

      1. 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

  7. 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

    1. 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

  8. Oh my gosh I loved this post! I completely agree with like 98% of the things u mentioned haha xx

  9. 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. ♥

    merkitty.co.uk

  10. 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

  11. Oh my goodness, what a great list! And you saved the best for last – LOVE Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!!
    Joan
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

  12. 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

      1. Yes! Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was incredible and I’m officially obsessed with the soundtrack! Have you seen it? 💛 xx

      2. Yeah I found it funnier than the first one as well! Some of the one-liners were hilarious xx

  13. 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 😁 🖤

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

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