Friday, 12 August 2016
Things That Make Me Happy
I have been feeling rather down lately due to the stress of college and just general life. So I decided to compile a list of things that make me happy. Also, I have seen loads of blog posts of people's lists of what makes them happily which persuaded me to do my own.
1. My Family
Although we don't always get along, they still make me happy and I am grateful to have them in my life. I am especially fortunate to have the two most brilliant sisters in the world who push me to be my best and never fail to make me laugh, unless we are in the middle of an argument.
2. My Friends
I have the greatest set of friends. One I have know all my life and she never fails to cheer me and boost my confidence. Also, my college friends are truly an amazing bunch of girls. I never knew I could have so much in common with someone, let alone three. We have incredible inside jokes and are always setting each other off into a fit of tears and laughter.
3. My Dogs
For those of you who don't know, I have two springer spaniels, Harvey and Cooper, who are my furry best friends. Whenever I am feeling sad, they are always there to cuddle. They do so many random and cutely funny things, it's hard not to laugh at them.
4. Reading & Completing A Book
I am a little bit of a book worm and absolutely enjoy just curling up with a good book. I love how you can just sit with a cup of tea and read for hours on end and lose yourself in a book. It is also so satisfying when you finish a really long book, unless it is the end of a series. That's just a disappointment.
5. Pretty Book Covers Or Album Art
There is just something so satisfying about a beautifully stunning book cover or album cover. Whenever I am reading a book with a pretty cover and the book is next to me, I always keep glancing at it and have a little moment to appreciate it's prettiness.
This one is kind of obvious as if I wasn't enjoying it and it wasn't making me happy, I wouldn't be doing it continuously. But, I really do enjoy doing it, even when I get bloggers block. I just love coming up with new ideas for blog posts and actually sitting and writing them.
7. A Good Music Playlist
I am a big fan of music and the majority of the time I am playing music. I just love getting lost in the music and always find myself getting sidetracked from what I am doing and just having a little dance.
8. Getting My Hair Cut
Before I go and get my hair cut I am always stressing about how much I want chopping off and what I want to actually do about my hair. However, whenever it is freshly cut I love it and always find myself taking selfies with my new hair or looking in the mirror.
9. Taking Photos
I really enjoy photography, but only found my passion for it after starting college. Although I don't actually own a camera, I love taking photos of things with my phone as the quality is just as good. Anything I find pretty I just snap a photo of.
10. Bubble Baths
I mean who doesn't love running a bath of bubbly heaven? I love the whole process of picking out which Lush product to use and then seeing in make your bath go from just water to a colour magic land of happiness. I literally sit and watch Lush product demos on YouTube because I find watching a bath bomb fizz so satisfying.
Whenever I a bored and have spare time, I sit and watch YouTube videos. I love watching all sorts of videos and have so any favourite YouTubers. At the the start of the day I usually sit, flick through my subscriptions and add a bunch of videos to my watch later and then binge watch them later. I have actually spent the majority of a weekend watching booktubers. Even if I don't feel like just sitting and watching the video I will play it and then do something else and just listen instead of just glaring at the screen. It's a great alternative to listening to music constantly.
12. Binge Watching TV Shows
This has got to be one of my favourite things to do when I am feeling down. Whenever I am ill and have the day off, I curl up with my duvet and watch episode after episode of whatever I am currently watching.
I have two adult colouring books and love to just sit with either a YouTube video, music, tv series or film playing in the background, and colour for an hour. I have become that obsessed that I went out and bought multiple bits of stationary to colour with. Just sitting and colouring helps me de-stress and forget about whats making me feel down.
14. Reading Blogs
Whenever I am bored I always sit on Bloglovin' and scroll through endless amounts of blog posts. And if I get up to date with ,my blog feed, I scroll through each category of the explore section. I just simply love reading people's thoughts on things. Only down side is reading product or book reviews and then ending up wanting whatever the blogger is raving about.
Until writing this, I didn't realise just how many things make me happy.
What makes you happy?