50 Things That Make Me Happy

I think we could all do with a little more positivity in our lives and it’s a great idea to take a few minutes out of your day to think of all the things that make you smile. There’s beautiful things in every day life (they don’t even necessarily need to be huge things) and I love to take time to appreciate them.

#1 My boyfriend and his smile

#2 Going for walks outside (even when it’s cold) and smelling the fresh air

#3 The smell of bonfires

#4 Yoga and stretching – this always feels so good!

#5 Cosy evenings in with books and tea

#6 Waking up to the sound of birds

#7 Baking cakes and sharing them with people I love

#8 Playing board games with my family and boyfriend

#9 Harry Potter

#10 The beach – I love the sound of the waves, so relaxing!

#11 Walking around London at night, looking at all the Christmas lights

#12 Going to the theatre

#13 Autumn and the changing leaves

#14 A clean home

#15 Drinking coffee in the morning

#16 Seeing dogs in the street

#17 Getting completely lost in a book

#18 Fresh bed sheets

#19 Exploring new places

#20 Looking through old photos

#21 Dancing around my room in my pyjamas

#22 Baths and bath bombs

#23 Donating to charity

#24 The smell of rain

#25 Candlelight

#26 Libraries

#27 Taking photos

#28 The night sky – I’m obsessed with the moon, planets and stars.

#29 Having deep conversations and knowing that someone trusts you enough to talk to you about their deepest wishes

#30 Laughing until you cry and just not being able to stop laughing

#31 The feel of the sun on my skin

#32 Waking up before your alarm and realising you’ve still got half an hour left in bed

#33 Swimming in the ocean

#34 The first glass of wine after a long day

#35 Making lists – like this one! (I also love ticking things off my lists)

#36 Christmas

#37 Making other people laugh

#38 My blanket that I’ve had since I was a baby (I just can’t get rid of it!)

#39 Nature documentaries

#40 When the golden hour light comes through my bedroom window and makes everything look so warm

#41 When you smile at someone in the street and they actually smile back

#42 Getting comments on my blog posts

#43 Writing on the first page in a notebook

#44 A good sunset

#45 Walking barefoot (very difficult when you live in a big town…)

#46 Planning holidays

#47 Books set in Victorian England

#48 Louis Theroux documentaries

#49 Listening to “Our Favourite Songs” playlist on Spotify with my boyfriend

#50 Visiting castles

What makes you happy? I didn’t think I could think of 50 things, but as I started writing this more and more ideas kept coming to me. I could probably write 100 things that make me happy…

Thanks for reading!

Zoe xx





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  1. It’s a stellar idea, I keep a gratitude journal and I try to update it as often as I can. #9 and #10 I can totally relate to, I like #31, #41, #42 and #50 too. The only castle I visited was Dover Castle on my trip to England last year, it was bloody amazing, white cliffs and all. I never imagined there are tunnels under there, they used them mostly in the second world war and being there did my heart good, being a WW2 history nut.

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    1. That’s such a great idea! Might have to think about keeping one for 2019…
      I love visiting castles! I can’t keep track of the number I’ve visited but there’s just something so magical about them. It’s like stepping into a time machine!


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