10 Things That Have Made Me Happy Lately

So if you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know it’s no secret that we aren’t shy when it comes to talking about mental illness. Speaking for myself, I do struggle with mental health and there are just days when you want to stay in a horizontal position for approximately a week. You try reading these ‘self-care’ posts – you know the ones that suggest ‘going for a run’ or ‘hiking up a mountain’ and ok, maybe those things (in the long run) would benefit you but when even breathing seems like too much of a task, it’s the last thing you want to do.
Maybe I will tackle my own self-care post in the future but for now, and for the days when I am feeling shitty, I can look back on this post – 10 things that have put a smile on my face in the past few weeks! I thought today would be a good day to do this as I am feeling ok – I’ve got soup on the boil and I’m watching my dogs tear up all their new toys.

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  • I went to my first ever archery lesson!! I’ve been obsessed with the sport for years (yes, even before Katniss) but I’d never got around to doing it until now. I bruised my arm majorly but I had the best time and can’t wait to go again!
  • I have been catching up with this year’s Celebrity Big Brother purely because it’s the ‘Year of the Woman’ series and I’m really enjoying it.
  • I tried Quorn ‘chicken’ nuggets for the first time and I fell in love.

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  • Becky and I have planned to visit Salzburg in Austria hopefully in April! It’s our first time travelling together and we couldn’t be more excited!
  • I ticked one UK city off my travel bucket list – Bath! You can see my travel diary of it here.
  • Yoga! I have been practicing yoga since the start of last month but for January I have been joining in with Cat Meffan’s Yoganuary. I’ve finally found the exercise for me!

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  • I got invited by Penguin Random House to an Instatour for the book Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. So keep an eye out on my Instagram for the upcoming photo!
  • I finally got out of my reading slump and have read 5 books so far this year including Warcross by Marie Lu which is already a favourite.
  • I signed up to LinkedIn for our blog as I’ve made it a mission this year to focus on it more and hopefully collaborate with some brands, shops and publishers!
  • Yesterday, I danced around to 80s music in my kitchen whilst chopping up some vegetables. It’s a huge turnaround from crying for no reason last week. I’m learning to appreciate and remember these moments.

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Tell me one thing that made you happy this week in the comments!
Lots of love,
Angharad
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23 thoughts on “10 Things That Have Made Me Happy Lately

  1. This is wonderful! I’m glad that you are feeling okay today 🙂 I deal with anxiety mostly and the one thing that’s been keeping it under control is dance! I just went back to ballroom dancing about a month ago after not dancing for about 6 years and it’s wonderful! Whenever I start feeling anxious I just start thinking about a specific step I’m learning, the technique, the posture, the little details and the anxiety is reigned in. It doesn’t always work of course but it’s the little things that help 🙂

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  2. Oh my gosh the quorn chicken nuggets are perfect! The vegan ones are amazing too!!

    One thing that made me happy this week is my exam finishing.. phewww

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  3. Yay, glad to hear you’re having a good week! One thing that made me really happy was meeting with my local indie bookseller to start up a YA book club that I’ll be moderating! I’m so excited for it!

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  4. This is such a lovely post! I’m glad you’ve got 10 things to look back on when your MH gets the best of you. I know how difficult it can be sometimes to even get out of bed.
    Also, yay for Archery and quorn chicken nuggets! x

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  5. Ahh I love this ! I absolutely loves archetery aswell 😍​ we had some courses of it in gym class in high school; im not a fan of sports, but thoses were my absolute favorite ! hahaha

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  6. LOVE this post!! It’s so refreshing to read about the lovely people behind the blogs every once in a while . Something small that’s been making me happy lately is smoothies!! I received a blender for my birthday (it was actually one of my favorites gifts lol) and am enjoying trying out new recipes 🙂

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  7. Great, great post!
    Especially relatable in the opening there, and nice job at keeping the mental health chat breezey – it’s so easy to write as drab and dreary as you feel, but the real talent is keeping it light and neutral for your readers. That’s what I struggle with and hence no posts! So well done on achieving that.

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