Happiness – It’s The Little Things

I feel like I’m forever looking forward to doing or having something. It could be jetting off on a swanky holiday, buying a designer handbag or a big night out. I seem to spend a lot of my time planning for the future and a damn sight less living in the right here and now. But I’ve been thinking about it (or perhaps overthinking about it), and I have a question… do these things/plans really make us happy?

Well yes, at the time, of course they do. Clicking ‘buy now’ on my first Gucci handbag was almost euphoric. Although, I have to admit, I generally do find the wanting and waiting way more fun than the getting or doing – but maybe that’s just me? In my opinion, it’s the little things in life that genuinely make us happy. I’m talking about that first cup of coffee in the morning, a spritz of your favourite perfume, tagging your BFF in memes, a dip in the tub or a walk with your friends by the sea.

So many of us have wonderful things in our lives, yet we either take them for granted or simply don’t notice them. I’m the biggest culprit of this! This past week, I’ve been so preoccupied planning the next 4, I’ve barely noticed the time passing.

Life is what happens to your while you’re busy making other plans.

If you look back at your life, you’ll notice it’s the time in between your plans that amazing things happened. It’s the time you spent at uni, chilling in your shared lounge, where you probably met some of your bestest friends. It’s the office kitchen, where you slurped back tea and slagged off your boss (sorry, not sorry), where you made new relationships. It’s even the sofa that you lounge on with the bf/gf binging over yet another Netflix show (Dominos in hand), when you fell even more in love.

Yep, I truly believe that appreciating the little things, or shall we call them the ‘general everyday moments’, that are the key to happiness. Now that could mean something completely different to me, than to you. In fact, it probably does. But as Oprah once said, “be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to positivity and that’s something I’m trying to surround myself with in 2018 – well actually, forever I guess.

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  • I am also at that point in my life where the little things make me happy especially spending time with my loved ones!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I love this! This year i’m really trying to focus and hold onto those tiny moments of pure joy! Also you look gorgeous

    Abi | abistreetx

  • Totally agree. I always say that I live for the little things like a cup of tea, an afternoon spent blogging or fresh sheets on the bed! Great post lovely xxx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

  • Totally agree!! I write down wishlists quite regularly and when finally I’ve managed to buy everything I feel weirdempty (?) I don’t know, but I like the process of accumulating money to spend on something I love and then waiting for my parcel to arrive :P

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

  • I am guilty of this too. I need to stop and enjoy the present more!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • I completely agree with this post! I am trying to appreciate the little things more this year as I often get down about the news and what is going on in the world x

    http://www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

  • Charlotte Green

    I love this post! I definitely think too far ahead instead of living in the now!
    http://chuckiegreen.blogspot.co.uk

  • YES! I love this post and it really is the little things which mater the most!!! Hope you’re having a fab week lovely and can’t wait to see more posts!! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk