Things That Make Me Feel Happy

I’ve always believed that true and authentic happiness is not something that we ‘reach’, but rather a state of being as a result of moments, experiences and being present. It is a state that we are in control of for ourselves, so your happiness is totally, completely, undeniably, in your hands. Of course, we wouldn’t be human without experiencing other emotions such as sadness, but you are not sadness; you are love and happiness. It’s the way we were born into the world. Sometimes, I know that the ‘rush’ of life can overwhelm us, blanketing stress over our state of happiness. We’re ‘supposed’ to be busy all the time, ‘supposed’ to be productive, ‘supposed’ to be constantly up on our feet…and we may forget that life is really just simple. This is why I have written up a list of things that personally make me feel happy, so that I can read over them when I sometimes get caught up in the hastiness of life, and bring myself back to the simple stuff.

While this post may be my own unique list of things that make me happy, I am here to inspire you to do the same too. Take some time out today, sit somewhere quiet and peaceful, and really think about all the little things in life that make you happy. Write them down, and stick this list on a surface that you see frequently. Don’t be afraid to go wild- this is your list. No one will judge you, so make it authentic and make it true for you, even if it sounds crazy! Don’t think too much about each thing either. Once it pops into your head, just simply write it down, and move on. Whenever you feel that you are getting out of touch of your state of happiness, just look at that list, pick something off it, and go do it. In fact, I try to do at least a few things that make me happy each day (apart from always trying to be present, in which there is only contentment), regardless of how many things are on my to-do list. You deserve to be happy, you are worthy of happiness, and only when you are in this state of being, can you serve others and spread love and kindness.

So here is my list, in no particular order. Of course there are an endless amount of things that I could have written down, but I chose to focus on the most simple ones which I can incorporate into my daily life and keep it to 50 for now.

Things that make me feel happy

  1. Spending quality time with my family
  2. Waking up and watching the sunrise
  3. Reading a nice book in the morning
  4. Listening to motivational podcasts
  5. Walks along the beach
  6. Lunch date with friends
  7. Cuddling an animal
  8. Creating videos that I am passionate about
  9. Vlogging days in my life
  10. Going for a walk
  11. Eating wholesome foods
  12. Standing in the sun for 2 minutes
  13. Scenic views
  14. Simple meals
  15. Giving to others
  16. Donating to charity
  17. Doing something for a cause
  18. Bullet journalling
  19. Writing
  20. Lying on the grass and gazing into the stars at night
  21. Wearing comfy clothes
  22. Achieving my goals
  23. Cooking
  24. Bike rides with dad
  25. Random acts of kindness
  26. Putting a smile on someone’s face
  27. Going to the farmers market
  28. Taking deep breaths outside
  29. Ripe and spotty bananas
  30. Seeing my family and friends happy
  31. Travelling
  32. Adventures
  33. Hiking up mountains
  34. Snorkelling
  35. Watching the sunset at the beach
  36. A warm shower
  37. Cleaning my skin
  38. Manicuring my nails
  39. Yoga and stretching
  40. Going on a swing
  41. Homecooked meals
  42. Learning languages
  43. Deep conversations
  44. The smell of fresh air
  45. Picnics
  46. Singing in the shower
  47. Decluttering
  48. A swim in the ocean
  49. Hugs
  50. Picking fruit off our trees

 

When you’re done writing, you really will come to realise that happiness truly comes from living, not necessarily owning things. Don’t be afraid to make changes to your list too if you wish, because we are indeed always changing. Like I mentioned earlier, be sure to do at least one or two of the things written on your list every day. You will never ‘not have enough time’, because time is Now. It’s all about prioritising and doing what you know is best for your wellbeing. Go ahead and get started now, and I’m sure you’ll be glad that you did this! Ask yourself, “what truly makes me feel happy from inside my bones and my heart?”

Have a wonderful day, and be the love that you areβ™‘

Jasmine

xxx

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10 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Feel Happy

  1. It’s so true, I really believe that stress and worry is something we learn. As children, we were so carefree and happy. We would laugh at the small things and not overthink things, we wouldn’t judge others. It’s a wonderful reminder that there is so much to be grateful for.

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  2. Totally agree with you that through we are rush in our lives, it is important for us to do what is truly meaningful to us. Love this article so much as well as your videos

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  3. More people should realize that there is never “not enough time” — it really is a matter of sorting out what is important to you in life and making sure that, throughout your days, you make time to do the things you are passionate about. I used to feel overwhelmed with how little time I supposedly had to do what I am most passionate about — write — but after blogging for nearly a year, I found my happiness and fulfillment in life growing exponentially. It’s all because I decided to make writing a main part of my life, and I’m so glad I gave up other time-filler things in my life to allow room for more blogging & writing throughout my days. 😊 Lovely post, Jasmine!

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  4. Woah! That is an extensive list! I feel like you could keep adding and writing more. I really resonate with ’15. Giving to others’. It’s just such an amazing feeling when you see someone else happy, and you are the cause of it. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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