Needing a happiness boost was an easy post for me to write as I find happiness in everyday life. Below is my list of things that make me smile and make me feel good. Sometimes we can get overwhelmed by just about everything, so taking a moment to appreciate things can make a huge difference to your well-being.
Here are things that make me smile. I highly recommend doing your own list. It's surprising how when you start thinking about these things how your mood will lift.
  • Sunsets. Over the weekend I took this shot whilst on the hills in Exmoor. Watching a sunset is such a beautiful sight. There is something very majestic about seeing a sunset. Due to the wonderful weather just lately the night skies have been absolutely stunning.


need a happiness boost Exmoor Somerset Sunset

Baby Jacques. He is just so adorable. Having the ray of sunshine in my life is simply wonderful.
need a happiness boost - baby J

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  • My friends and family. I am so fortunate to have great friends and have close family members that can really make me smile.
  • My 2 beautiful cats. My cats are sisters that couldn’t be more different. One of the cats has the personality of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. The other is so switched on and resourceful that she could be a world leader in the cat world. If you have seen the film “cats and dogs”, you will know what I mean.
  • Snow. Seeing the snow fall whilst you're nice and warm inside. It's such a good feeling.
Just writing this is making me feel positive - NEED A HAPPINESS BOOST

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  • Happy, positive, and relaxed people. I love being around people that aren’t living in the past and dragging others down. Those who uplift others are those I sync with.
  • Candles. I love candles. I started making candles in 2015 and now I have a business selling them. Check out the candles which are all handmade and made from a coconut and rapeseed wax. They smell amazing too!
  • Refreshing and uplifting smells. Lemon zest smells and bergamot seem to be something I really like. During the day I tend to choose uplifting scents by burning wax melts. You can check out the range of wax melts available by clicking here.
  • The home being clean and tidy. This really brings me a sense of peace. I can’t work in an uncluttered environment.
  • Having fun. I will find fun in everyday life. Fun doesn’t have to be expensive. Quite often as a family we play games that make us roar with laughter.




  • Flowers. Seeing and smelling fresh flowers is so nice. One of my signature candles is a sweet pea candle. It's one of my favourites as I love the smell of mixed sweet pea handmade candle made in somerset
  • Sunny days with a blue sky. This just makes me feel automatically happy.
  • Finding money in a pocket or bag that I had forgotten about. I love this one!
  • Other people's good news. It is so nice when other people are so excited about their good news.
  • Food. I am such a foodie, I so enjoy delicious good food, the aroma alone can make me smile.
  • Flying. That noise of the engines boosting before an aircraft takes off gets me every time. I haven’t been on a plane for a bit due to covid restrictions.
  • Beaches. Being on the beach is one of my favourite past times. I find the sound of the waves so lovely and I love the scent of the sea air which is so clean.Ten things already on how to be happy!
  • Seeing others in love. How nice is it when you see people that are so loved up. That look they give each other is so beautiful.
  • Meditation. After each mediation session, I always find I am smiling and feeling grateful.
  • Stationery. Weirdly I can spend ages in a cool stationery shop. Picking up cool rubbers and things makes me happy.
  • Editing videos. I lose time doing this.
  • Animal videos. The cute puppy/kitten videos or cute pandas. Sooooooo adorable
  • Cleaning. I find this very therapeutic and once it is completed everything feels so fresh around me.
  • Walks. A good walk where you can take in the sounds, smells and be in the present moment.
  • Makeup. I love buying good makeup. I love the whole experience when talking to the person at the counter.
  • Clothes. How amazing do I feel if I wear a good outfit! My confidence beams.
  • Rainbows. Maybe this goes back to my childhood when Rainbow brite was a childhood tv show.
  • Photography. Would love to sell my photography.
Once you start listing you can’t stop ways to on how to be happy!
  • Garden centres. I can spend hours in garden centres. I love looking at the variety of plants. Being in the moment smelling the different scents from green foliage plants to super scented flowers.
  • A book. I read alot. A couple of years ago I was constantly in the library loaning books.
  • Soup especially with fresh bread. Ohhh yes, on a dreary cold day, a nice soup in a bowl is quite calming and fitting. In fact, I think I might have this for my evening food.
  • Podcasting! I love podcasting, I can talk for hours and hours so this comes so naturally to me. Should of put this at the top actually!
  • Compliments. If someone says something kind this instantly puts a smile on my face
  • Clean bedding. Getting into bed with clean bedding feels so nice.
  • Stars in the sky. A good frosty night with an array of stars is so beautiful.
  • Kind surprises. A kind gesture or gift from a friend or family will make me smile over and over again.
  • Positive videos. Something I listen to every day.
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • Nature. I sometimes look up from my laptop just to watch the birds hopping along the fence.
  • Shopping for new clothes.
  • Music. This feeds my soul. It’s good to put some tunes on and do the housework.
  • Haircuts. I love getting my hair washed and blowed dried at the hairdressers.
  • Massages. I have one booked for next week. I’m having a hot stone treatment which was a gift from a friend. I can’t wait!
  • Spa days. I live for spa days!
  • Helping others. It doesn’t have to cost anything to help another and this literally will make you feel so good.
  • Sparkling water. I really enjoy sparkling water.
  • Yachts. Would love my own Yacht. I really should put this on my vision board. DREAM BIG!
Has any of this resonated with you?
What makes you happy? By simply writing down a list of things that make you happy this will lift your mood.