#mentalhealthmonday – 10 things that make me happy

I got the idea for this post from Neha, who is one of my favourite bloggers, and a person you should definitely check out! There are a lot of things that get me down, and make me anxious and paranoid. But there are a lot of things that I know I take for granted in my life, and that I should really pay attention to more. So here’s a quick list of 10 things that make me happy and actively help with my mental health.

  1. Pets – I’ve written about the power of pets before, but yet again I have to mention how much I love snuggly puppy tummies and little toe-beans on cats. I can’t wait until me and my boyfriend are settled in a flat of our own, and we can get a kitten and some corgis.
  2. My boyfriend – I know this is cringey, but I can’t make this list without talking about my boyfriend, who is the best person in my life, EVER. There are so many ways in which he helps me and makes me a better person. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him. 
  3. My friends – my friends are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting, both IRL and online. They help me in ways that they will never know.
  4. Reading/the publishing industry – I combined this because part of my reading experience  (my favourite hobby, as you could probably guess) is now all wrapped up in my career. I love publishing, I love (most) of the people who work in the industry, and I can’t wait for my career to really start!
  5. Haribo – ok this is a less cringe answer. I bloody LOVE Haribo. It makes me so happy because it is so squishy and yummy!
  6. Tea – I don’t know who I would be without tea. I have a teapot and a teacup tattooed on the back of my leg, it’s so integral to who I am. I’ve been drinking tea since before I can remember, and I don’t think I will ever stop.
  7. Holidays – this too means a couple of different things. I love going on holidays (I’ve had the privilege of going to some amazing places so far in my life) and I love holidays such as Halloween and Christmas. All of these types of holidays just make my heart sing!
  8. The 80s – I love the super flamboyant music and the cheesy movies. I love A-Ha, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Steel Magnolias, The Goonies, and so many more!
  9. My blog – although I do get some anxieties about this blog, and blogging/social media in general, I think it has been a great way for me to discover all sorts of new books, and learn things about social justice that I never would have without it.
  10. Naps – I am the napping queen! I love snuggling down in an afternoon with a blanket (and perhaps a cuddly boyfriend) and napping.

What are the things that make you happy? Let me know!

9 thoughts on “#mentalhealthmonday – 10 things that make me happy

  1. Norrie says:

    Yay, 80s! I love it too!
    Just this weekend i watched Ready Player One and it was soooo totally 80s with the music and fashion stuff. Loved it.

    I also secretly love Haribo. I mean, not so secretly, but when i tell people i do, they don’t want to believe me, cuz apparently the fact that i go to gym regularly means i can’t love haribo for some people… 😀

    I used to not like naps, but recently i just can’t stay awake during the day on weekends. I barely make it during the week too, but since i’m at work, i can’t just drop off at any time unfortunately… 😀


      1. Norrie says:

        I had a colleague who took her lunch break between 3-4 when the kitchen was empty and she had a nap on the couch almost every day 😀


  2. Inge says:

    I always love reading posts like these because they always put a smile on my face. Love it when we get to be positive. ♥ My cat makes me happy every day, and I love me some tea and Disney.


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