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50 little things that make me happy

I’ve had this post in the notes on my phone for a while now, adding things to it as soon as I experience something new that makes me happy that I’d like to add in the post. I keep all my blog post ideas in the notes on my phone, so it’s an easy way to just delete them once they’ve been written. I also categorize them into months but that’s for another post altogether (categorizing… that’s one thing that clearly makes me happy!) Then I saw in March, one of my favourite bloggers Hello Bexa actually did a post more or less the same. Great minds think alike, I say. She’s cool with me doing a similar type of post so here we are, my usually miserable self about to share 50 little things that make me happy!

  1. Staying in a hotel
  2. Meeting other dogs on a dog walk
  3. Tea and cake
  4. The perfect bath temperature
  5. Cheap chocolate
  6. A Yoga sequence that feels awesome
  7. Freshly washed bed sheets
  8. Ticking that last thing off my to-do list
  9. Listening to an old band I haven’t heard in years
  10. Cuddling my dog
  11. Deep-cleaning / sorting out my bedroom
  12. Reading a book I can’t stop thinking about
  13. Fairy lights
  14. Heartfelt blog comments
  15. Hot water bottles
  16. Hitting a blogging goal
  17. The Sims
  18. Spyro the Dragon
  19. Exciting emails
  20. Amazing book to film adaptations
  21. Small victories which usually make me anxious as heck
  22. Formula 1 (it’s baaaaack!)
  23. Baking a cake from scratch
  24. Banana milkshake
  25. Being organised and on top of things
  26. Making lists (clearly!)
  27. Watching a documentary
  28. Weekends away
  29. Stand up comedy
  30. TV / Netflix series
  31. Disney songs
  32. My Teddy (called Brown Teddy – how original a child I was!)
  33. Knowing someone loves your blog!
  34. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  35. Service stations
  36. Breakfast food
  37. Bean burgers
  38. Being inspired with blog post ideas
  39. Re-reading an old favourite book
  40. Winning a giveaway
  41. Treating myself to something – even something small!
  42. Light evenings
  43. Getting up early and getting loads done
  44. Doing something for someone else
  45. Water (lakes, rivers, the sea, a bath, a glass of it)
  46. Blogging
  47. Hoovering and seeing the dirt and dust come up
  48. Watching movies
  49. Strictly Come Dancing
  50. Knowing how far I’ve come

I also just want to add that a month or so ago, I read the book How To Be Happy by Eva Woods, which is what inspired this post idea in the first place. You can find my review of the book here. It taught me an awful lot about happiness so I wanted to expand on that by writing this post!

List 5 little things that make you happy in the comments below!



  1. Love this. So many of these things also make me happy, especially cheap chocolate and watching movies.

    1. Thank you 😌

  2. joannamc97 says:

    This is such a cute lil post… for quite a few of these, I was like “yup, me too”! Thanks for sharing what makes you happy xx

    1. Hehe awh that’s great to hear!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I loved reading your list. It’s so important to know the things that make you happy!

  5. Great post idea! 5 things that make me happy; my husband, my cat, a good book, the sims, fresh bed sheets.

    1. The Sims has been making me VERY happy recently! I’ve been playing so much!

  6. Oh I love this post Jenny! Such a lovely idea that I may have to give it a go! I also LOVE staying in a hotel as well as rereading an old favourite book!

    Tabitha xx | whattabithaloves.co.uk

    1. Go for it! Would love to read yours 🙂 xxx

  7. Awh I love this list of little joys! I especially love the one about the right bath temperature – for me it’s always either scalding hot or very cold and it’s only on a rare occasion that I get into the bath at the right temperature. Ticking off to-do lists is another thing that makes me ridiculously happy!

    1. Thank you 🙂 Aha I totally agree about the bath! I hate jumping in assuming it’ll be okay and then freezing to death 😂

  8. I’m allergic to banana so the milkshake isn’t for me, but ticking the last thing off a to-do list is so satisfying!

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

    1. Omg really? I’ve never actually heard of anyone being allergic to banana! xxx

  9. I love that you’ve included water, I feel the complete same! Being by the water is my happy place – and obviously, drinking it is pretty good too. Also, the staying in a hotel thing is so relatable, even if it’s not far away I bloody love it! Feels so luxurious haha!
    Beth x

    1. Yes same! The hotel could literally be around the corner to my house and I’d be like YAS! haha cxx

  10. I love this post, so many of these make me happy too! I weirdly love water too, there’s definitely something that makes me happy being by the sea or a lake.. I find it so relaxing 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk

    1. It’s lovely isn’t it? A few people have said the same! xxx

  11. Great and inspiraitional.

    1. Thanks 🙂

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