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‘Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things’
Another one of my favourite quotes (the list is endless), this saying means a lot to me. It’s easy to forget sometimes that happiness doesn’t always lye in getting a good grade, buying a new dress or coming first in a competition. Sometimes, I believe, it lies in the little things in life. When something is getting me down or I’m having a bad day, I always try to do something small, that doesn’t require a lot, and soon enough I’m feeling a bit better. There are so many little things that can bring great happiness if we just sit back and realise it. I find that if you fill your day with little things that make you happy, it really helps to lift your mood. So, here’s a quick list of some of the little things in life that make me happy. When you combine them all together, I find that they really amount to, and exceed, the big things. I hope you enjoy reading 🙂
Warning: Major cheese-factor alert
1. Having fresh sheets – We all know how good this feels.
2. Buying new pyjamas – The softness and coziness of a new pair of pair of pyjamas is unbeatable
3. Having a cup of tea with someone you love – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Tea solves all problems.
4. Reading your favourite magazine – Opening a new magazine with pages and pages of clothes, makeup and articles is absolute bliss in my eyes.
5. Baking cookies – One of the best things about homemade cookies is the smell that they fill your house with. If I could get a candle that smells like that, I would.
6. Walking along the seafront – Something about the fresh air and being able to look out into the distance for miles and miles really gets me.
7. Looking through old photos – Laughing over how we dressed years ago and the memories that come with looking over old photos is priceless.
8. Getting something done on your to-do list – When something has been on my to-do list for months and I finally complete it, now that’s satisfaction.
9. Spending time with family and friends – Being with the people I love is one of my favourite things to do, and it’s not until I step back and think to myself ‘This day will never happen again’ that I really appreciate the time that I spend with them.
10. Doing something for someone else – Writing a letter, making a card or just sending a nice text to someone who needs it always makes me feel good.
11. Writing down the good things in life – If you were asked what you don’t like about yourself or your life, I bet loads of things spring to mind. But if you were asked what you do like about yourself or your life, I’d say you’d find that a lot harder. I use the Gratitude app whenever I can to write down good things that happened in my day or things I’m happy about. It’s good to look back over them when you’re feeling down, and is also proven to lift your mood when done over a long period of time.
12. Making plans – Planning to do something tomorrow, or in six months time always gets me excited. It’s great to have something to look forward to, no matter how big or small.
13. Listening to my favourite album – Belting out your favourite song is always a good thing. (Maybe not for the people who have to listen to you if you’re not a good singer, though.)
14. Having a bath – Having a bath is something I rarely do, so whenever I have one it’s always total bliss. Candles, a good book and fresh pyjamas waiting on the radiator makes for the perfect night in, in my opinion.
15. Listening to the rain while you’re in bed – Knowing that the weather is dreadful outside is a common occurrence in Ireland, but listening to the rain while I’m tucked up warm in bed will never get old.
These are just a few things that lift my mood, make harder days a bit easier and make great days a bit greater. I hope that everyone’s having a great weekend, and a good start to spring!
*If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely – Roald Dahl*
Reading one of my favourite blogs and drinking tea is unbeatable on a Sunday afternoon.