Things that make me happy

I’ve been having a strange old time lately. On the one hand, everything is coming up milhouse. I’m moving into a house with my perfect man, I’m getting two cats, I’m about to go on holiday…

But at the same time, anxiety has been lurking in the background. So I thought I’d write a quick post to remind myself of all the things that bring me a little comfort when I’m not feeling 100%.

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English breakfast tea

Are you actually from the UK if your blood isn’t 98% tea? It’s my go-to whenever I’m down, whenever anyone else is down- and the perfect 2-3 minute way to shake off the anxiety. Plus, it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Can’t beat it!

Jewellery

I’ve never really been a jewellery kinda person (much to the delight of all my previous boyfriends)- but lately I’ve become a tad-obsessed (soz Luke) with rose gold earrings, bracelets and the Topshop Freedom necklaces. Anything with stars, moons, planets or astrology is my perfect selection!

Autumn TV

It’s finally time for Autumn BBC dramas (Trust Me, Strike & Doctor Foster!)- the Great British Bakeoff is back (although questionable) and I’m sure there’s plenty more to come. Call me sad for being so into it, but when you work full-time there’s nothing more chill than slobbing in front of the TV under a blanket.

Prosecco

I can have one little glass of this and feel about 10x better- just because I feel like i’m celebrating something. Tesco’s finest is literally a fiver and is a guaranteed mood booster.

Flowers

There is nothing that makes a house feel like a home more than flowers tbh. I’m making the most of not having our cats at the moment by enjoying lilies, but roses are my favourite.

Youtube

I think the fact that it’s so mindless and a little bit of escapism is perfect for someone suffering with anxiety if you want to escape your head for a bit. Current favourites= Brogan Tate, Katie Snooks and Hannah Gale. All beautiful, funny and hilarious!

Walks

I know that exercise is one of the first things you’re reccomended when you have anxiety, but when you’re so wrapped in your own head it can be hard to do. Going on a country walk, getting some air and hanging out with your family is ideal.

Social-media detoxes

I need to get better at this one, as I’m a self-confessed Twitter addict. But over the weekend I realised quite how out of proportion some thing can get. I had become a bit complacent about people who stalked my twitter and upset a total stranger with some dumb tweet that wasn’t even needed..

Taking a pause from it is sometimes so necessary for me- and putting things in perspective.

I’m a generally nice person but tweeting dumb shit occasionally makes me need to take a step back and reassess how I use my social media.

Family, Boyfriend & Friends

Super obvious, but I am constantly overwhelmed how lucky I am to have the people around me that I do. I can always text Luke, my parents or little sister for a mood boost, chat to a friend or just relay all the mad thoughts in my head without judgement! Thank you my loves, you’re all wonderful.

Got anything else I should try?

Drop me a message 🙂

R

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  1. August 31, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Fresh flowers on the bedside and coffee tables instantly make me feel like a million bucks.

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