The Happiness Formula: Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day

The Happiness Formula: Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day

Hey #ReviewGirl, there’s nothing we want more for you than to wake up and feel your happiest self on a daily basis! That’s why we’ve generated a list of simple pleasures that are often over-looked yet promised to give you that instant spark of joy to your day. In Audrey Hepburn’s words “the happiest people don’t have the best of everything: they just make the best of everything” and we couldn’t agree more! The key formula for happiness is waking up with a grateful heart and appreciating all the simple things we have in life. This list will help remind you of all the simple pleasures in life to never take for granted.

14 August 2020

Our Favourite Simple Pleasures

Our Favourite Simple Pleasures

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Bubble Bath

A long luxurious bath

A long luxurious bath

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Bubble Bath

Honestly, can it get any better than soothing your body after a long day in a warm bubble bath? Ah, heaven! In Marilyn Monroe's words "there is no one more special than yourself" and this is a motto to live by. Make it a top priority to schedule in some time to indulge yourself, because you deserve it and it will elevate your daily happiness. The more bubbles, bath bombs and delicious scented candles the better!

Chocolate
Chocolate

A warm cup of hot chocolate (or just chocolate in general!)

A warm cup of hot chocolate (or just chocolate in general!)

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I mean... if we could personally thank the creator of chocolate we totally would! Did you know that scientists have proven that cocoa can improve serotonin levels in the brain which will put you in a better mood? If that's not good enough reason to pull out the chocolate block, we don't know what is! Don't be ashamed of indulging in a healthy amount of chocolate on the regular girlfriend because life is too short (and chocolate is too delicious!). 

Chocolate
Sunday Sleep In

Sunday sleep in’s)

Sunday sleep in’s

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Sunday must be our favourite day of the week for the pure fact that there is no alarm to wake up to. The joys of waking up and knowing you can snuggle in your blankets for a while longer cannot be denied. They don't say "easy like Sunday" morning for no reason. Ease into y our day and bask in the wonderful feelings of a slow Sunday morning. 

Matching Accessories
Matching Accessories

Finding a perfectly matched shoe, belt or cardigan for your dress!

Finding a perfectly matched shoe, belt or cardigan for your dress!

Matching Accessories
Matching Accessories

Nothing could make our hearts warmer then setting our eye on a perfectly colour coordinated outfit, or that missing piece to pair with your current favourite frock. Not only will it help you look and feel your best, but bright pops of colour can also evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy.

Shop our latest range of perfectly colour coordinated looks here. 

Watching an old movie
Watching an old movie

Watching an old favourite movie

Watching an old favourite movie

Old Movies
Old Movies

Has anyone else been hit with the "are you still watching this?" message from Netflix? That's when you know you're onto a winning movie night! Watching a classic movie can make you feel nostalgic and reminiscing is a lovely way to treasure memories from that time. Our top recommendations to cosy up on the couch with this weekend are Forrest Gump, Grease and The Breakfast Club, which are all available to view on Netflix. If you feel more like getting into a series, you can also read out binge-worthy Netflix shows list here. 

Take a Walk
Take a Walk

A hearty walk

A hearty walk

Take a Walk
Take a Walk

Nothing can beat the rejuvenating feeling of sunshine on your skin and fresh air in your lungs. If you're feeling dull or in a rut, put a spring in your step and head out for a brisk walk in nature and feel all the benefits from cleansing your mind and moving your body. We often overlook the beauty of nature surrounding us every single day. Breeze in the trees, sunsets in the sky or chirps of birds are simple daily treasures always available to us. Take a moment to look around and appreciate the simple pleasures we have outdoors on your next outing. 

Cute Animal Videos
Cute Animal Videos

Cute animal videos

Cute animal videos

Cute Animal Videos
Cute Animal Videos

Is anyone else guilty of watching back to back animal videos on YouTube or TikTok? Okay goo, we're glad we aren't the only ones... there are way too many adorable animal videos out there to ignore! Our tip is to watch them until you've had a heart melt or giggle moment and then move along! 

Window Shopping
Window Shopping

Window Shopping

Window Shopping

Window Shopping
Window Shopping

Setting your eyes on all the pretties we are going to add to our wishlist is sure to raise the heartbeat and those positive feelings! If you're reading this blog, then it's pretty likely that a stunning prom dress, sparkly ballet slippers or brand new hair accesory is sure to put a smile on your dial, even if it's just to appreciate them on a stroll through the shopping centre. Or if staying in the comforts of your own home is more your style, enjoy scrolling our new arrivals online and maybe even find the perfect outfit for you!

Window Shopping
Window Shopping

Your first sip of coffee in the morning

Your first sip of coffee in the morning

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Because has the day ever really started before this step? We would like to personally thank our morning coffee for keeping us going (until it's wine time!). A morning coffee is the key to out heart and starting the day off on the right foot! Whether you're a latte, iced coffeer or black coffee drinker, we're sure you feel the same!

Achieving a Goal
Achieving a Goal

Achieving a goal or finishing or to-do list

Achieving a goal or finishing or to-do list

Achieving a goal
Achieving a goal

Nothing can beat that feeling of accomplishment that comes with hitting a new goal or completing a checklist. Make sure you embrace those moments where you deserve a pat on the back more often! You made that goal happen or worked hard to complete that list and deserve that sense of delight. Even it it's something small, we are all about celebrating the small wins. 

Compliment
Compliment

Receiving or passing on a compliment

Receiving or passing on a compliment

Achieving a goal
Compliment

How amazing do those random acts of kindness feel? Don't undervalue the incredible impact you can make to someone's day by passing on a kind comment, gesture or checking in to see how they are. If you are on the receiving end of a compliment, you know exactly how heart-warming that can feel. Be sure to accept the compliment for what is is and enable the feel good moment! If the world has even just 10% more random acts of kindness, we are sure it would be an even happier place!

 

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