Look Forward to the Little Things || Happiness Happens Month

People always ask me how and why I am so happy. Some people admire it, whilst others are quite annoyed by it. Either way, it doesn’t phase me, because I know I am living the best life I can be right now.

As for the how, wellit has always been my viewpoint (for the last few years anyway, after my life became exponentially better than ever before) that life is amazing. Wonderful. It is full of countless opportunities that so many people overlook. I truly believe that’s why there’s still so many people who are discontent with their lives: they don’t see how awesome being alive really is.

There is an endless amount of magic within the smaller, day-to-day activities that we take for granted so much that we actually consider them to be inconveniences. Merely waking up in the morning, and going to sleep at night in a warm bed, is enough reason to love life itself.

Don’t get me wrong, I look forward to the big things too: Christmas, New Year’s, my birthday, etc. But I’m nothing if not the kind of person who sees something small as colossal. Whilst some people see that thinking as over-the-top, I know how great it is for my happiness.

You see, if we only focus on the big things, then the rest of our lives seem dull and boring, and that’s just a waste of time that could be spent feeling happy.

Every single day has the potential to feel like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, your birthday, or any other day of the year that you deem special; you just need to have the right mindset.

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If there’s something you have to do that gets you down or bothers you, then add something to it to make it more fun.

For example, food shopping is one of my favourite things to do. My boyfriend and I get up after a lovely sleep in each Saturday, and then we have fun browsing through various shops before heading to the supermarket and planning out our meals for week.

I understand that not everyone feels this way about food shopping – but they could, if they were willing to change something to make that activity more fun.

Take a leaf from our book and go window shopping beforehand. Treat yourself to a small treat or coffee before heading to the supermarket, or plan out one really special meal to have during the week, even if it’s a little unhealthy, or a bit more complicated to make. Then really take the time to truly appreciate each one of those things. The fact that you’re able to do any of them is a privilege all on its own.

You can turn any situation around, if you’re willing to try something new.

But nothing will change in your life if you don’t, and if your actions don’t. Take a moment to really analyse each aspect of your life and ask yourself: Is this necessary? If not, then why am I keeping it around? Does it make me happy? If not, how can I make it so that it does make me happy?

Remember that YOU are the author and editor of your own life. You can alter and eliminate things as you please. Each day is another masterpiece that you have complete control over. Don’t let it slip away!

Until next time,
Indya xx

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28 thoughts on “Look Forward to the Little Things || Happiness Happens Month

  1. That’s it. The key to happiness is not just in big achievements and luxuries but in being grateful for tiny little wonders that add smiles to our day to day life. We all have challenges but focusing on the positive, little joys changes the entire journey. So glad I stumbled upon your website Indya – would love to interview you one day, if you are up for it. Keep smiling and #INSPIRE the change!

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  2. Love this so much! I also get the question “how are you so happy” all the time! And I just think, “how are you not”?! There is so much to celebrate in our time on Earth, why spend time being unhappy?!

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  3. I love this! You’re totally right about how important it is to appreciate a little something about every day. Just a tiny mindset shift can turn a boring/unwanted task into a special moment. I also think that some of the good wouldn’t be as sweet without a little sour in life, but that doesn’t mean it has to be BAD. Being a happy person makes life so much more enjoyable. 🙂

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    • Thank you! I really do think it’s possible to make *almost* any bad situation better with a small change here or there, but I agree, life needs to have some bad moments to help us fully appreciate the good! 😊

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  4. It is so important to pay attention to the little things. We live in a society where everything happens so quickly, and always feels so huge; a society, which only praises the big things, so taking the time to appreciate the tiny little things is so important for our mental health! Great post.

    xx
    http://www.thedecemberdame.com

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  5. Yes! This is so true. There is something wonderful to be found in each day. I don’t like folding laundry, but I like watching my Netflix shows. If I combine the two whilw folding the dreaded laundry, it is a lot more enjoyable!

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  6. Love this! 🙂 I just recently started practicing awareness in my day-to-day life to help me focus more on the little, everyday things, and less on distractions like phones and social media. It’s just too easy to miss those simple, yet beautiful moments going on all around us!

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  7. I had to smile about people who get annoyed when others are happy. Oh my! Reminds me of a quote, “if you see someone without a smile, give them one.” Also, agree with you that each day is a masterpiece. Our attitudes truly determine our altitudes. Great post! Keep spreading happiness in the world, everyone needs some. PS liked your page in support of your happy self 🙂

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    • That’s a great quote! I really don’t understand why people get angry at other people’s happiness, but I’m not going to stop being happy for anyone! I believe being around happy people helps encourage you to be more happy too, so if anything I’m helping them out! Thank you so much for your support ☺️

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