10 things that make me happy

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

My lovely friend Kate from Family Fever tagged me in a post about the 10 things that make her happy, asking me to do the same. There are so many little things that make me happy in life so it is hard to narrow it down to just 10 but I will give it a good go! In no particular order...

1. The sea. I have always been a fan of beaches and simply just being by the ocean. There is something about it that makes me feel instantly calm and almost at home. I could listen to the waves all day and especially like walks on the beach in the early morning or at night when there is no one else around and you can hear nothing but the sea.

2. Talking with friends. Something I am lucky to get to do almost every day. I have so many amazing friends. All with different things that make them special to me. I love to take time out of my day to chat with them about all the weird and wonderful things going on with our lives. It is even better when it is face to face and accompanied by a good cup of tea or a glass of wine.

3. Reading. I have always loved being able to escape into another world, full of adventure. I have loved reading for as long as I remember and still try to give myself time to unwind and relax with a good book as often as possible.

4.  A peaceful bath. Something I have been indulging in a lot more recently. I love to run a nice hot bath once the kids are asleep, using decent bath products like oils, melts or bubbles that leave your skin feeling amazing afterwards. 

5. Seeing my kids happy. This is definitely one of the most important. One of the best feelings as a parent is seeing the big beaming smile on a child's face when they are proud of themselves. It doesn't matter how big or small the reason for their pride is, the overwhelming happiness they feel is always the same and I wish I could bottle that feeling.

6. Having someone to share my happiness with. I haven't written about it yet but I do have an amazing man in my life, who makes me smile every day and I feel I can share everything with. He definitely has something to do with my current happiness.

7.  Music. I wouldn't even say I have a certain genre of music that I listen to. I have a very mixed music library but I find I spend most of my day listening to music as it really motivates me. Whether I am working on the blog, cleaning the house or at the gym, I always have music playing to keep me going.

8. Pretty clothes. Since losing weight, I have definitely felt more confident to wear whatever I like and now love shopping for clothes to suit my new shape. It is so nice to look in the mirror and genuinely believe that what I am wearing looks good on me. I think it is the first time in my life that I have felt this way.

9. Napping. I think I enjoy a nap even more than I enjoy sleeping at night. I just love to snuggle up in bed at any given opportunity. I don't actually get to nap that often which is probably why I enjoy them so much. Whenever I have a child free day I have to fit in an hour or two of quality snooze time.

10. My Cat. Flynn AKA Bim. He is an absolute pain 99% of the time but I definitely wouldn't laugh half as much as I do without him around. He is no normal cat, in fact, he is barely a cat. He is a bit of an idiot, but he is so affectionate and loves everyone and I definitely wouldn't be without him.

I would love to know what makes you feel happy?

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  1. So many great things which make me happy too. A peaceful bath with a facemask, finishing a series I've been working on for ages and spending time with all the people who I love makes me happy x

  2. Most of these make me happy too! I love this post, so positive and inspiring.

  3. I haven't had a peaceful bath or a nap in months - you can tell I have a baby :-) x

  4. YOUR CAT!! He makes me happy too!! <3 <3 <3

  5. It’s great to have a blog like this. It makes you positive and remember the things that make you happy.

  6. The majority of these things make me happy too (especially napping!). I love seeing kids so excited about little accomplishments, it serves as a reminder to adults that we should spend more time celebrating our triumphs throughout the day.

  7. reading would be my first thing on my list. I love having a nice bath with oils or a nice bath bomb, only as long as the kids aren't in and out every 5 minutes

  8. Ah I love how happy you sound, you definitely have lots of blessings and I'm glad that you're enjoying them!

  9. Awwwh this is a lovely list and I agree with all of them!! A nice bath definitely makes me happy and stress free! But also seeing the kids makes me so happy its funny how so many factors can change how we feel!

  10. angela milnes8 May 2017 at 09:07

    What an awesome list and we are the same I'm a fan of beach too especially when I'm sad and stress