Tuesday, June 18

Happiness is...

Given the somewhat somber mood around here of late I thought that I would see if I could spark a bit of happiness and brighten things up a bit. Even though I generally like to think of myself as a Little Miss Positive always able to see the silver lining, there are times where the clouds of sadness are so dark that there is not even the slightest inkling of silver to be seen anywhere.

Thankfully though those days quickly pass and before long I can feel my happiness start to replenish. Sometimes rather than wait for my happiness to to refill itself I take steps to make it happen a little quicker.
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So in no particular order here is a collection of some of the things that help me create my happiness.

  • Listening to my favourite tunes. The tunes vary between a range performers and includes the likes of Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Paul McCartney, and the Bee Gees. I actually have a playlist called Rhianna's soothing soul music with a few others thrown in as well but I wont bore you with all the details.
  • Pulling a few Angel or Fairy cards. They always know the right thing to say and help me think my thoughts over.
  • Going for a run. Need I say more? Those endorphins are for real and I love 'em!
  • Hanging with Mr Awesome
  • Sitting by the ocean
  • Getting some extra sleep
  • Blogging/writing
  • Cleaning. Yep I really did just say that. While I may not actually like the process, the end result from cleaning the kitchen or getting on top of all the washing does leave me quite filled with happiness.
  • Actively look for rays of hope and sunshine
  • Do something I think would make someone else happy. You know like bake them some cupcakes.
Naturally things like getting a massage, going on a shopping spree, having a night out, bubble baths, and all the other cliched happiness creators would also all work but I don't really do any of those. Perhaps if we had a bath I would give that a go, a steaming hot shower has been known to bring a smile on more than one occasion so I am sure a bath would work as well.

So what is it that helps you create happiness 
when you need it most?

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  1. Music, movie (at the cinema) and sunshine...all mood lifters for me.

    1. Sunshine does wonders for me as well but only at this time of the year. The rest of the year the sunshine is too hot!

  2. Music is the best mood lifter ever. It is also the easiest for me to do as I can just put a cd or the radio on with no effort!! I found some of my angel things the other day in a random place- maybe it was a little sign!! Although I got way too distracted looking at my things!!

    1. I think it is most definitely a sign Ann!

  3. A drive in the car with awesome music, loud singing and the beach is always good.

  4. I think we are on the same track at the moment. My blog post is pretty much aolong the same lines today :)

  5. It's a great idea to make a list of things that make you happy, sometimes that's all it takes. Music for me is number 1.

  6. Actually going for a walk, visiting the beach, and writing - also listening to my fav tunes. Getting enough sleep another biggie for me - makes the world a much happier place for all - Em x

  7. Dancing in the kitchen. It really is the best. Though I am quite partial to a clean floor myself

  8. I've nodded along to all of these Rhi! I can totally appreciate it when the washing's all done and put away, a good walk on the beachfront is awesome, and catching up on sleep is essential for me.
    Take care of you hun xx

  9. All of the above and time to myself (which I am getting plenty of lately !!!)
    Yor picture is a great - you have to feel uplifted when you look at it.
    Have the best day !

  10. This post came at a great time for me, I'd been having a not-so-great day and it gave me something brighter to ponder on. Thank you!

  11. Umm sitting by myself with a glass of wine, reading my magazines or catching up on my reading. Or listening to music or sitting outside with the sun upon my face, always makes me happy. Love your list.

  12. Going for a walk is definitely on my list, also, chocolate, wine, NZ House and Garden, Country life, spending 4 days down south wining and dining. Watching Game of Thrones, and a few others that I tape so I can watch them in total peace. To much? xxx Rae

  13. Going for a walk while listening to my favourites playlist, that always cheers me up. Hope your happiness returns in droves soon Rhi!

  14. What a beautiful "to-do-list-of-happiness"
    Love all your suggestions - and am secretly jealous of the sitting by the coean one - I wish I could do that more often xx

  15. Music. Lots of music. Happy sing at the top of my lungs music.

    Luckily I can sing at the top of my lungs because my closest neighbour is across the gully about half a km away! lol

    Sending you happy vibes hunny xx


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