10 Happy Things No. 3

I love writing these lists so much and so I'm surprised that I hadn't kept on top of this series last year. I was originally inspired to write my list of happy things after seeing Louise Pentland's regular Facebook posts all about the things that made her happy. I loved reading her posts and it was because of them that I began to write my own lists. This week, I decided it was about time to bring them back simply because I love writing these so much and I want to commit to making these a regular and consistent mid-monthly series. I did say one of my 2020 goals was to be a consistent blogger!

A flat-lay including a Nintendo Switch to the top right, two Harry Potter themed face masks at the bottom stacked, three votive candles in pink, white and lilac, a cup of tea in a white and pink mug on the top right and two eye-shadow palettes on the bottom left stacked one on top of the other.

Writing a list of happy things is a lovely and genuinely nice thing to do for yourself, even when things aren't that great. It's a great way to practise some self-care and think about the positives in life or your day no matter how small they are. It could be a particular moment, an appreciation for something, a thing you've been enjoying or something you saw one day by chance. It could be absolutely anything that brings a smile to your face or warmth to your heart. I think writing this list can do you a lot of good and so I hope that this post inspires you to even just try and write a list of your own.

  1. "Alexa, set a reminder for.. Alexa, what is... Alexa, turn the TV volume up..."
    For Christmas, I got an Amazon Echo Show 5 and I'm so pleased to have Alexa in my life. I love finding out what she can do, what she knows and how sassy she can be. She's even hooked up to the TV so she's almost (not quite) made the remote obsolete.
  2. The feeling after a really good facemask.
    I forgot how good a face mask feels! I hadn't had a face mask for MONTHS but the other day I felt the need for one and I want to commit to making face masks a regular part of my weekly skincare routine.
  3. Waking up and finding the mornings are getting just that little bit lighter each day.
    It's so lovely to just know that after the winter solstice the days are slowly but surely getting lighter and brighter. I love the daylight and it's nice going to work and coming home when it's light.
  4. Drinking copious amounts of tea.
    Tea has been a comfort drink over the last few weeks. It's done me and a lot of people around me a great deal of good. It's also great for when you're freezing cold.
  5. Having lots of candles to choose from to burn.
    I got so many candles for my birthday and Christmas. I love candles and just being able to choose a scent to suit the weather or the day is lovely.
  6. The peacefulness, calm feeling and appreciation of being sat in absolute silence.
    I cannot tell you how many moments I have where I have enjoyed the sound of pure silence. It's one of my favourite moments, especially when it's been a particularly loud day. 
  7. Playing with makeup looks.
    I don't know how but I've reconnected with my love of makeup and I've found pure joy in creating new makeup looks every day for the past few weeks. I'm so happy to have my love of makeup back and my urge to get creative. It's comforting to be excited about things like this again.
  8. Playing Ring Fit Adventure.
    Another thing I got for Christmas was Ring Fit Adventure which is a great game and an even greater workout for someone like me who doesn't like working out. It's so nice to be able to exercise in a way where it doesn't feel like exercise but more like a game. It's going to help me reach my goals and I'm so excited about it.
  9. Completing the story in Pokemon Shield in 38 hours.
    I had so much fun getting immersed in my new Pokemon game and completing it in such a short amount of time. The best bit is, is that there is still so much more to do in the game and I love that it's inspired by the UK.
  10. Not wearing a mouth guard to bed for over a week.
    Over the last few months, I've had to wear a mouth guard to stop myself from grinding my teeth at night and breaking teeth and fillings. My grinding comes from stress and being really upset so it's been lovely to not have to wear it for the first time in months. I've not worn one for a week now and I haven't ground as far as I'm aware meaning I also haven't broken any fillings either! It's a big win because my teeth grinding can be a big problem sometimes.

What's on your happy list this month?

1 comment

  1. I always forget the feeling of a good face mask! And every time I see a Switch I'm tempted to buy one, it makes me think of my PSP days!

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