Having spent the best part of the week before last feeling jet-lagged as sin, I forgot for a minute how it felt to feel alive. I couldn’t get out of bed, I struggled to drag myself to the gym, I felt constantly on the verge of tears, and I probably looked damn bleak too. All good though, I’m recovered (!) and back to my usual happy-go-lucky self, thinking how God damn annoying it is that I basically lost a week. Now that I’m feeling positive again, I wanted to take a second to reflect on the little things that bring me big happiness. I’m definitely someone who gets pleasure out of the smaller things in life, and I'm strongly believe that they're the secret to a life of happiness. So on that note, I thought I'd make a list. Hopefully, after reading it, you’ll feel positive too, and perhaps reflect on your own happy things. And failing that, at least I’ve got it as a keepsake for next time I’m seeing no light, just zzz’s at the end of the tunnel!
A productive work session.
Listening to house music first thing in the morning, last thing at night.
Jaunts with ed.
Booking flights – anywhere, anytime.
That fuzzy warm feeling after 2 pints of cider.
Taking a photograph I'm proud of.
A portion of sweet potato fries.
A good run.
A sassy outfit.
Taking off my socks at the end of the day.
Lash extensions that make me feel like a princess.
A killer workout – and that burn afterwards.
An enlightening yoga session.
Ticking life admin off my to-do list and feeling like a fully fledged grown up.
Cycling in the sunshine.
Taking off my mascara with cleansing oil.
Chasing Ed around town on our bikes.
So next time you're feeling a bit blue or under the weather, try and think of the small things that bring you happiness. Make a list. Try tick a few off, and in no time, that tingly happiness will be back.