Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Little Things That Make Me Happy + My Favorite App

I'd consider myself to be a geniunely happy person. I like to spend most of my time smiling and laughing and I try not to take myself too seriously. Yes, I do have days when I've got myself down but for the most part, I like to be happy.

I was reading a book the other day and it asked the question, "what makes you happy?"

This got me thinking about all the little things that make my happy and put smiles on my face. I'm definitely the type of person who enjoys the littest things in life, it really doesn't take much to make me smile. If you've ever wanted to get to know me a little bit better, here's a handful of things that make me happy.


Early mornings, because I like being awake before the rest of the world. Fresh fruit & big, elaborate breakfasts. Iced coffee and local coffee shops. Getting dressed up but also lazy days where I don't change out of my pajamas. Trader Joe's Cookie Butter and Trader Joe's fresh flowers and carefully arranging them in vases. Opening my blinds each morning to let in the natural sunlight. The sound of little kids laughing and receiving handwritten notes in the mail. Christmas lights, because I think it makes everything a little bit more magical. Summer nights, when it's 8pm and still outside and I'm driving around, windows down, blasting old songs and singing my heart of with my friends. Watching my creamer mix with my coffee. Storms with heavy rain and loud thunder and lightning so bright that for a split second, it looks like daytime. The feeling of a plane speeding the runway right before takeoff. Golden hour. Laying on the kitchen floor with my dog. Making Spotify playlists. Ballcaps with messy ponytails. And so many more things.

There's a lot of things that can easily turn my mood around and one of my favorite ways to remember the little things that made me smile is by using the app HappyFeed. No, this post isn't sponsored, I just really love this app and wanted to share it with you.

The way this app works is like this: you can set a notification for a certain time every day and you'll be prompted to write down three things that made you happy that day or three things you're grateful for. You can upload pictures to remember special memories, too. After you've been using the app for one, two, three weeks and longer, you'll be able to go back and view your memories from previous weeks. My favorite time of the night is when I write down what made me smile that day and then going back and seeing what made me happy last week and previous weeks.

By recording what made me smile and what I'm grateful for each day, I'm creating an ongoing list of things that make me happy, so on days when I'm not quite feeling myself, looking back on previous memories can always put the smile right back on my face. Even if it's something as simple as getting iced coffee or seeing a friend, it's such a fun way to record my memories.

Happy Tuesday!

xoxo,

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