Lifestyle | 5 Things That Make Me Happy.

Isn’t it great to just be happy? I’ll be honest and admit I’m one hell of a moaning minnie – especially when I’m tired and hungry – but having a positive outlook on life and just generally enjoying the little things is something blogging has really helped me do. 

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001. Walks on the beach at sunset

There is nothing I love more than strolling along the beach as the sun sets. There really is something special about being out at twilight, listening to the rolling waves and the distant cry of a squawking gull. Dan and I always go for sunset dog walks and they are probably my favourite thing in the world. We’re very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the country with an array of glorious beaches across the Welsh coast and we always make the most of these. It’s something I would have taken for granted back when I was younger, but in the past few years I have grown to really appreciate the beauty that is around me, and I always make the absolute most of it. 

002. Being tucked up in bed on stormy, rainy nights

On the contrary, it’s also lovely to snuggle up in bed with fresh sheets and fluffy pyjamas, with candles and fairy lights twinkling, as it pours down outside. I love stormy weather (when I am tucked in bed) and love listening to the sounds of rain hitting the window pane – seriously so relaxing!

003. My boyfriend

Cue embarrassing, soppy, cheesy talk but I’m so glad to have Dan in my life. He’s my best friend and we do everything together. I always love spending time with him and especially going on little road trips and adventures. I’m really lucky to have someone who loves me and all my crazy ways like Dan does! <33 (OK – enough of that now haha!)

004. Reaching goals

I’ll be the first to admit that I make crazy goals for myself and am super determined when it comes to reaching them. I am often quite hard on myself, but making goals and actually achieving them is one of the best feelings in the world. Whether it’s achieving a first class degree in a subject I’ve always dreamed of, completing a killer work out and pushing myself in terms of fitness, or managing to go one whole day without gorging on cereal I’m happy!

005. Having no plans

In order to achieve my goals I work super hard and often push myself to the extreme. Working, being a student, exercising five times a week and trying to fit a social life in between all this can be exhausting, so days where I can just wake up, sit down and watch television and catch up on blogging without any plans really are my favourite. 

What five things make you happy?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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31 Comments

  1. Rachael Broomfield
    July 25, 2015 / 10:00 am

    What a lovely post. I wish I had nice beaches by me – I definitely wouldn't be caught on my local beach at night!Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you! : ) oh dear! You should visit Wales hehe xx

  2. Amanda H
    July 25, 2015 / 11:04 am

    I love that sometimes it's even the small things that can make you the happiest. I wish I lived near a beach because sunset walks would be so cute, I'm also super ambitious so reaching goals is one thing that makes me super happy! I also love the sun and good food xAmanda / Amanda's Escape

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      I definitely think the small things are the best : ) the sun and nice food is the best for me too! xx

  3. Life's a shoe
    July 25, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    That photo is gorgeous! Loving this idea of always finding things that make you happy!lifeisashoe

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Aw thanks lovely! : ) xx

  4. ellie
    July 25, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    I love these kind of posts, partly because I'm nosey (hehe) and partly because I love getting ideas for making myself happy, that kind of thing! I wish I lived closer to the beach, taking a beach walk is one of my favourite things to do! Welsh beaches all look incredible too, would love to see some one day xellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      I'm exactly the same as you when it comes to nosing into bloggers' lives haha! You would love Welsh beaches – they are so beautiful : ) xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:10 pm

      Aw thank you : ) xx

  5. Bethan Likes
    July 25, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I love this post and pretty much agree with all of them. There really is nothing better than being cosy in bed when the weather is bad! xBethan Likes

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you so much : ) xx

  6. Tasmin Lofthouse
    July 25, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    This is such a lovely post. I've been feeling down lately, so it's always heartwarming to read a post like this – it reminds you of the little things in life that you are happy for! I also 100% agree with these. It's great to be able to enjoy something but also enjoy the flipside just as much.As for cozy nights in, there really is something just magical about being all tucked up in bed as the rain hits the window pane. A beach walk followed by a cozy night in definitely sounds like bliss!Oh and as for all your goal-setting, I really do admire your hard work and dedication, you go girlie!xxxTasmin | Grandiose Days

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      Aw thank you love – I hope it's cheered you up a little! I definitely agree. A beach walk and a cosy night is the perfect night for me πŸ™‚ Ohh thank you SO much. What a lovely thing to say hehe xx

  7. Tegan Seymour
    July 26, 2015 / 2:29 am

    I totally agree with all of these!Being tucked into bed with my boyfriend on stormy nights!Tegan xx – Permanent ProcrastinationBtw check out my sweet Lightbox Giveaway if you haven’t already!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      It's the best πŸ˜€ xx

  8. Kelsey Thrush
    July 26, 2015 / 4:36 am

    I so wish I was able to enjoy nightly walks on the beach! I couldn't agree more about having no plans and also just out of the dryer bed sheets make me so unbelievably happy. πŸ™‚ xKelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      OMG yes!! Fresh sheets that are still warm – mmmm. xx

  9. The Elle Next Door
    July 26, 2015 / 8:20 am

    Such a lovely post hun, and I'm SO happy that it's not just me that loves sunsets so much, I will literally stare at the sky all night long with a pretty sunset πŸ˜‰ I definitely need some more "do nothing days" too!Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:06 pm

      Aww thank you Elle, I'm so glad you like it! : ) I'm the same – it seriously makes me so happy haha. xx

  10. Hazel Jane
    July 26, 2015 / 9:33 am

    Awww I love this Jessie! πŸ™‚ I love sunset walks and going to bed whilst it's stormy outside! Both are so relaxing πŸ™‚ and the little bit about your boyfriend is so cute!! It's always lovely to have your boyfriend be your best friend too :)Hazel xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:05 pm

      Ahh thank you Hazel : ) I'm so glad you liked it. It totally is hehe (even if it was slightly cringe worthy haha!!) xx

  11. Alexandra M
    July 26, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Snuggling up in bed when it's horrible weather outside is one of my favourite things to do as well πŸ™‚ I love these positive kinds of posts! XxxA Blonde Moment

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Aw thanks hun – I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! xx

  12. Hannah Louise
    July 26, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    sunset beach walks are something I don't do enough, so beautiful! xHannah | Heyitshannaah

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 26, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      I wish the weather was nicer to go for more of them! xx

  13. Jasmin Charlotte
    July 26, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I do love stormy weather when I'm tucked up somehwere warm inside, it is ideal! These happy posts always make me happier too, focusing on the positives is always awesome! x Jasmin Charlotte

  14. Katya Van Bick
    July 27, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    This is such a sweet post. You're so lucky you live so close to the beach! Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  15. Sarah Lauren
    July 31, 2015 / 10:50 am

    This is the perfect post! I'm having a 'down' day today and I could do with writing a post like this myself, remind myself what makes me happy and concentrate on those things to get my mood back up! Sarah xo // See The Stars

  16. Maeve ThriftO'Clock
    August 2, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Such a lovely post! I LOVE snuggling up in bed when the weather's horrible! :)Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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