Lately, there hasn’t been a lot of nice things happening. 2017 may have started out okay but it seems to have taken a bit of a whirl. On top of that, postnatal depression and anxiety rule (and ruin) my life so happiness is far from my reach right now. I do have my days though, the days where I am genuinely happy and it’s those moments that I treasure the most. So I’ve tried to compile a list of some of the things that truly make me happy off screen and not technology based.
This is an obvious one. They are my life and soul and I could not imagine my life without them. They may throw some awful tantrums and the attitude they give is terrible but there’s nothing I would change. The tantrums are a bit of a challenge, although they’re a bit of a nightmare when we’re in the shops. They bring me so much joy and happiness, it’s hard to believe that I have postnatal depression.
There isn’t much food that I don’t like, but I love food. Anything with strong flavours and spices. Food makes me very happy indeed and I know that when I’m a little down I turn to the fridge and hunt through the food within. I would eat and eat and eat if I could. Some may call it comfort eating but I simply like food! Maybe that’s why I can’t diet.
The sun makes most of us happy, it has this way of lifting our spirits. I am so glad that winter is over and I know that it will soon be Summer and we can spend all of our time outdoors! It’s like a little happy drug for us all.
My washing basket is never empty, I can’t even remember what the bottom looks like, and with 3 children I don’t expect to ever see it again. But the smell of fresh, clean washing makes me smile with content. I love that fresh clean smell.
I love new books. There is just something pleasing about them. From the smell to the perfect, unbent spine. They just please me. I am a bit of a book fanatic, and I don’t think I will ever own a Kindle, but I have so many books that I haven’t read. I keep buying more and adding to my unread book collection.
There are probably plenty more things that make me happy off screen, but these are the 5 that immediately come to mind. What are yours? Do you have anything that really makes you happy, that isn’t technology based?