Hi Everyone, It’s a new week and who doesn’t love some daily happiness vibes boosters? I know I do!
For as long as I’ve known myself I have been good at doing the following things:
- Planning an exciting event/treat/holiday to look forward to.
- Getting impatient while waiting for this exciting thing to happen,
- Half enjoying said thing while it’s happening while thinking about the next thing to plan ahead.
Lately though, I have decided that I don’t want to wait for the weekends, the holidays, the special events to experience happiness and excitement. I want it every single day of my life. Cause let’s face it, I’m not going to have more weekends than workdays anytime soon!
And sure, I’m still up for organising special treats, but I’m making an even bigger effort to add little happy details in my routine. They don’t have to be big or expensive but the impact they have on me is great.
Here are some things I have been really enjoying lately:
I’m spending a long time commuting everyday. I can’t really read on the bus as it makes me dizzy (and not when walking for that matter!) so podcasts are my new favourite thing. Being the beauty-obsessive that I am, I love this podcast so-so much! Hosted by make up artist & Youtuber Harriet Hadfield and bestselling author and beauty addict Lindsey Kelk, this podcasts makes you feel like you are having a cuppa with your besties talking about my favourite subject-beauty, what else? Harriet and Lindsey make me laugh so much while keeping me updated with all the latest beauty news. I’m only cross with them because they tempt me into buying more make up!
Chick lit is one of my favourite little pleasures. I love a good romance, where everything works out and everyone is happy in the end. I can just switch off, relax and enjoy. I came across the I Heart series while listening to Full Coverage host, Lindsey Kelk, talk about her books. I bought the first one, I heart New York, and that was it. I was hooked. Funny, warm and with many beauty and fashion references, it’s a great read and I am now binge-reading through the full series.
There is such a feeling of comfort in hot cup of tea! Although I normally drink coffee at work, I have my friend Beverley make me her special cup of tea if I’m feeling poorly. Now that it’s getting cold outside, I love the ritual of putting the kettle on as soon as I walk in the house and I always have a nice cup of herbal tea next to me while I’m curled in the sofa reading a book or watching Netflix. Pukka Teas are my favourite and I am currently obsessed with the Vanilla Chai and the Three Cinnamon flavours. Naturally sweet they are also perfect for my sweet tooth satisfying my cravings.
Speaking of cravings… Well they don’t always go away with a cup of tea-shock! Sometimes-most times- I need a little chocolate fix but hey it is perfect with a cuppa 🙂 Hotel Chocolat is the chocoholic’s paradise, so many delicious, mouthwatering options. I love peanut butter almost as much as I love chocolate so the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar is a majestic combination for me!
Now this falls more under the special treat category rather than a daily pleasure but it was definitely a happiness booster so I had to mention it! Last weekend was an impromptu spa break weekend at the Newcastle Village Hotel and Spa. The room was beautiful, the bed was so soft and snugly that I didn’t want to get out of it but the highlight was the spa! I usually find hotel spa massages a bit too soft but the therapist that I had my aromatherapy massage with was amazing! Strong and knowledgeable, I really melted under her hands.
What are your go-to tips for making everyday life happy and special?
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Love and Kisses,