We can always find joy in the little things. So here’s a short list of the small and simple things that make me happy.
I never understood why people love running. The feeling of breathlessness, the lactic acid building up in your muscles and how boring it gets after while.
But I do now. Running, especially at top speed, feels as though I’m breaking through the bubble of negativity I’m in and I feel free and uplifted. Also, the sense of accomplishment when you hit a certain mark, be it speed, timing or distance, is always a good thing. Not to mention, the adrenaline rush that comes with it is like a drug.
2. Doodling in my planner
Sometimes I write myself an encouraging note/quote to push me on through the week. Sometimes at the end of a long and arduous week, I’ll write it down to remind myself that even when I felt like giving up, I still managed to survive through. And sometimes, it’s always nice to write down my plans and see some sort of structure in my life, despite the chaotic mess in my head.
3. Sipping a cup of warm coffee
Because warmth literally fills my body up and it feels so cosy. A homemade coffee is always the best.
4. Watching funny baby videos
Babies are just so full of innocence. How can one not smile when you see a baby, especially they do silly stuffs?
Also, between K and I, 90% of our text messages comprises an exchange of cute and funny baby videos/photos. Talk about baby fever…lol
5. Pause to breathe
You don’t need to do a full-on meditation to relax and be calm. Sometimes, just taking a tiny pause to deeply inhale then exhale is all you need. Almost like a reset of your mind and body.