Wednesday, 12 August 2015

5 Simple Ways To Make Yourself Happier

5 Simple Ways To Make Yourself Happier
It's natural for us all to not feel hunky-dory all of the time, we all get off days and it is difficult to stay happy twenty four seven. When I am in a bit of a gloomy mood I like to try and get myself out of it as soon as possible, I decided to share some simple ways to make yourself happier.

1. Bake A Giant Chocolate Cake - I find there is nothing more comforting then shutting off those negative thoughts with a bit of baking in the kitchen. I enjoy baking a lot with my boyfriend so whenever we spend time indoors we bake something and it can be a lot of fun as well as tasty!

2. Turn Off Social Media - Sometimes the internet can really take over our lives and it's important sometimes to turn it off. Go get some fresh air in your lungs or even colour in I find this so therapeutic. I have a post about de-stressing with colouring in here too.

3. Get Out Of Your Rut I love comfort. I don't enjoy blogging anywhere apart from in my bedroom at my work space. I also enjoy working on projects at home too, but sometimes it is nice to change it up a little. Maybe visit a coffee shop or a library, change it up a little can actually make you work a lot more positive and feel very refreshing.

4. Treat Yourself - A quote I found on Pinterest says "buying clothes isn't just buying clothes, it's buying happiness" and I completely agree. There is nothing more enjoyable than treating yourself to a new outfit or makeup so if you are feeling a little blue go out and buy something nice to cheer you up, I am so guilty for doing this.

5. Spring Clean Go and buy some pretty flowers to brighten up your home with a bit of sunshine. Get yourself to Paperchase and purchase some inspirational postcards, I have dozens of them dotted all over my walls or on my desk and they really do make a difference. I wrote a post on giving your room a detox here.


What do you do to keep happy??
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  1. These are great tips hun! I'm all for a bit of therapeutic baking ;) Beating the batter is a great stress reliever, and you get to eat all the things once you're done!! Winning! I also agree that cleaning is a great way to get out of a funk, too. :D If I'm feeling meh at the minute I'll stick some tunes and have a bit of a dance around my room, it's a great way to feel a bit better :)

    Fii | little miss fii

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    1. I think I am going to bake some marshmallow stuffed cookies on Saturday (I blame Pinterest for this!). Oh I used to love blasting some music and dancing around it always made me feel a lot better about myself!

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  2. Great thoughts and will definitely refer to this when I get a bit stressed or sad!

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    1. I'm glad you found them helpful I will be doing the same too! I shall give it a read :)


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  3. What lovely tips, especially getting off social media. It's unbelievable how bogged down you can feel by twitter and instagram sometimes
    Megan x
    London Callings

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    1. Thankyou, Yeah I know sometimes it takes the tiniest of things to see on Twitter and you instantly feel down. I like to try and come away from social media a bit more often it does make me feel so refreshed

      Katie ♥

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  4. Awh this is so lovely post. Definitely going to keep it bookmarked for when I'm feeling a little blue. Thank you for sharing :) x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

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  5. Have to agree. I can feel so shit about myself when I look at other people's instagrams.

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    1. It's nice to come away from social media to stop comparing yourself or beating yourself up, life is too short

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  6. I'm going to try some of these tomorrow - especially number one!! Xxxx

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    1. ooo good! Let me know if you feel any happier!

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  7. I feel taking some 'me time' to relax, or rather avoid contact is a big help haha :), I love soaking in the bath with a good read for a while x

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    1. Me too it is something I have been doing for a long while now and it always helps me feel a bit better


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  8. I find that turning off my phone and having a pamper session does me the world of good!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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    1. Whenever I have a pamper session I leave my phone in another room or away from me as it is so distracting!


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  9. This is such a quote idea and lovely tips!

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    Xx

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    1. Glad you liked it lovely


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  10. Spring clean makes everything better! Nothing like a completely clean space to make you feel new again

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    www.siobhanrothwell.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh yes definitely I am forever cleaning and upping my tidying in my room it makes me feel so much better!

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  11. Fab tips, I agree with all of them! Lovely post :) xx

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    1. thanks lovely glad you agree!


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  12. Love all of these, and I find getting out a rut really works for me. I fall into routines way too easily!

    Annabel ♥
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    1. I am the complete same it is always nice to change things up it makes the rut feel a lot more positive haha


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  13. I like eating junk food and watching netflix haha =]

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    1. Who doesn't?! I love doing these!


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  14. I also think doing something different and getting out of the rut you're stuck in really helps! I also like exercising and going for walks on the beach with my dogs : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. Me too I love exercising some people hate it but if I've been working all day or stuck in my house I have to get out and feel a lot fresher


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  15. Awh great tips!
    Victoria | bloggingismysecondname.wordpress.com

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    1. Thankyou Victoria glad you liked them


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  16. Lovely tips! I agree TURN OFF YOUR PHONE! It honestly makes you feel much better!
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    1. Yes definitely I am doing this more often when I have a pamper session in the bath I leave my phone in my bedroom


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  17. These are lovely tips! I think the key to becoming happier is to be at peace with yourself. I think that it is important to accept compliments because if you always dismiss them then it teaches your brain that they are not true

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    1. I completely agree with you there, I used to be terrible for not accepting compliments but you are right be at peace with yourself


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  18. I love how baking a cake is #1! Nothing says happiness like chocolate cake! Awesome tips!! :)

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    1. Of course it is food comes first priorities are all there ;)

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  19. Yes - chocolate cake always makes everything better haha! I really loved this post Katie, the positivity within it is really inspiring! :) x

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    1. Any sort of sugary treat makes the difference! Glad you liked it lovely :)

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  20. Great post spring cleaning definitely helps me too, so does chocolate cake too :) k x

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    1. I spring clean quite often and I've been doing it on my blog too definitely helps

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  21. Love these tips! I feel like cheering yourself up is so therapeutic and sometimes much needed. I find turning off Social media and going for a walk really clears my head :)

    Katie @ lifeof-a-daydreamer.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah I agree turning off technology in general gives you time to really relax!


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  22. Love this post! Spring cleaning definitely helps. <3

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    1. I agree, I need to spring clean my room again soon!


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  23. Love these tips! Especially when I read "Bake a giant chocolate cake" - sold right there lol! I love taking walks just like you said & I can't wait to try this colouring book for adults called The Magical City (just recently ready about it in a fellow blogger's post). It is super nice to share ideas and learn new things :)
    Loving your blog, girlie
    xox N.
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    1. It has to go as number 1 right?! Yeah those books are amazing I might have to relax and colour in soon! and thankyou!

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  24. Thank you for this post. After the way I have been feeling the past few days, this post was really something I needed to read. Thank you again xxx

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    1. I am glad this helped, it is such a pain when you feel crap about everything


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  25. I agree - switching off from social media helps and is certainly a good thing. I've been super busy for the last few days and took a break from the internet and my blog and it was really nice! I also find that getting out and going for a walk and really appreciating the things around me make me happy too :)

    Ren | msmistryblogs.com

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    1. I have been doing it a lot more and even though I miss wondering through Instagram it does help! Yeah I do enjoy going on a walk they always clear your head

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