06 August 2016

Things That Make Me Happy

I'm going to be honest in that last week was a bit of a different week with highs and definite lows, my kitty was quite poorly and it was really heartbreaking and tough to see her in such a way. Thankfully Tiggy is now on the road to recovery but after reflecting, I have realised how important it is to be happy, positive and motivated to get through the tough times. We all experience rubbish days, weeks and even months and thats perfectly normal but its so important to understand the things that really make you happy, to keep yourself positive and maintain your mental health. So today I am turning to this post to reflect on the things that make me happy.

Family is such a big part of my life and you can always rely on your family to cheer you up or make you feel so much better about a situation, they just know exactly how. You only get one family and you cant choose them so make the most of what you have and cherish every moment you have with them, spend time catching up at the end of each day and make it your goal to do something special for a family member now and then. 

Nothing beats a good movie when you're in need of a pick me up, I love to have a flick through Netflix every now and then or see whats on the television to curl up to in my duvet with a good bar of dairy milk! My favourites include Confessions of a Shopaholic, Mean Girls and Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging. 

Being healthy and active is a great way to take your mind off of the things you're not wanting to think about, I really enjoy going to the gym to clear my head or just keep my mind off of things, its a great way to do this and I absolutely adore being able to stay fit, healthy and active. I find myself so much happier and more energetic when I eat healthy, delicious foods and fuel my body with the right things.

I couldn't not mention my love for cats in this post, I've always been an absolute crazy cat lady and even more so since having my own. Its amazing how my little fur baby can tell if I'm feeling sad or down, she is the best at giving kitty cuddles and just generally makes me feel so much better about life. Having a pet is a great way to maintain your stress levels and just chill out but a pet should be for life not just for christmas don't forget! 

Cups of tea because no matter how you're feeling, this is an essential part of my daily routine, what is it about a nice mug of warm tea that makes you feel so much better?

And of course something else that makes me very happy is food in general, I'm a big lover of healthy eating and I love cooking healthy meals each evening and finding new yummy things to make for lunch or breakfast, being healthy is so easy if you enjoy it and find the foods that you really love. 

Something else that makes me really happy is new makeup and also experimenting with makeup, you will often find me browsing the aisles of Boots and Superdrug, usually with a very large and full basket too! There is something very therapeutic about shopping in general and for me its makeup shopping that hits the spot.

Sleep is my best friend and its also yours, now that I've hit my twenties I find it so important to ensure I get a good nights sleep and I even find myself having short naps here and then if I feel I need it. I can become very grouchy and miserable with lack of sleep so ensuring I get enough of it is definitely one way to keep me happy, it also makes you feel so much better and refreshed when you wake up after a good nights sleep. 

Genuine friends of course, its really important to take good care of your social life and spend time with the people who make you laugh, smile and cry in a good way. True friends will know you inside out and they'll spot when something is wrong a mile off, they will also always know how to make you feel better because thats what they are there for! 

Finally I feel I have to mention YouTube because it really is amazing and has completely changed my life and my perception of life. I am still totally new and a beginner when it comes to YouTube but I have learnt so much over the years and everything about the platform makes me so happy. Receiving such lovely comments on all of my videos and emails from top brands is an absolute joy and this motivates me to keep going and work even harder to achieve my ultimate goals. 

Whats your happy place? 

Alice May Snell