I may have lied a tiny bit when I said I had plenty to talk to you about the other night – turns out I’ve been up to a lot, but when it came to making a post none of it was worth writing about (I did try, honestly, but everything I wrote got very boring very quickly!) Let’s talk about being happy instead.
One of my personal goals of 2014 is to keep a positive mental attitude as much as I can. So far it’s going so well and on the whole I’ve had little to no low days/nights/moments since the year began. As obvious as it might sound, my trick to feeling happy is having more happy thoughts. If something starts bothering me and I know deep down it won’t matter in a few months’ time or whatever, I’ll try replacing that one bad thought with plenty more that make me feel much better. It can be really difficult sometimes but I’ve noticed a real change in my attitude in general, which is brilliant!
For instance, here are 5 things I’m feeling great about today:
- The sun is out and shining, which is an automatic mood-booster.
- I’m drinking tea out of my Mike Wazowski mug, my absolute favourite! It’s lemon green tea as well which ranks pretty high on my (admittedly hypothetical, but important nevertheless) list of All-Time Favourite Flavours of Tea.
- My Mum sent me some sweets in the post as a total surprise that I used to love when I was little! (3.5 I’m heading home for the weekend on Friday and I really can’t wait for some quality family time 🐱)
- My hair has reached ‘Proper Ponytail Territory’ and it’s glorious. I had my waist-length hair chopped to my ears at the end of August last year and as much as I love my hair so short, it’s a nightmare when I’m trying to work or sleep and it’s all in my face. The ponytail is now long enough to not stick out at the back and look ridiculous and it’s almost embarrassing how much joy that brings me. Is it just me that has to tie their hair up to sleep, by the way? Having it all over the place makes me so uneasy. I know it’s odd; I’ll see myself out.
- I’m getting really stuck into February’s book, The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer (a review will follow once I’m done, don’t worry.) I’ve been torturing myself the past few days by browsing the Waterstone’s website, knowing full well I haven’t got the money to spend on books. I’m the worst, but I’ve started compiling a wishlist for my birthday which is exciting. It doesn’t matter that I’m not 20 for another 3 months; there’s no such thing as too much forward planning, is there?…
I totally appreciate that feeling happy is something that’s a lot more of a struggle for some, which is why I’ve kept these reasons pretty trivial. A positive thought is a positive thought, and you don’t need to be content with every aspect of your life to feel a little bit of happiness. We all deserve it, after all! I hope wherever you are you have reasons to be happy, even if they’re as silly as mine.
Until next time,
Emma ✌ x