Every Day Things To Get Excited About!

17th January 2019

Hey everyone!

So, it’s mid-January. How mad is that? I think the majority of people find it to be a depressing month. Your body is detoxing all the fat and alcohol from Christmas, you’re skint, the weather is less than ideal and usually your next holiday isn’t for a few months. It’s still important to try and stay positive despite this.

It really isn’t a time when the majority of people can afford to fork out for things to cheer them up. Here’s a little list of every day things you could probably appreciate and get excited about more. Some of them may seem a little generic and obvious but I think a lot of people actually forget the good things every day that they take for granted.

Refreshing Walks

I don’t know about you but I love a good walk. Exercise triggers the body to release endorphins which is a natural and free way to feel a little better. Whether it be 10 minutes or an hour every day, a calming walk (or any exercise really) can help you a lot mentally and physically. I tend to go for them when I have a creative block and it’s very rare that it doesn’t help to bring me fresh ideas and a new perspective.

Seeing Pets/Random Cute Animals

This goes hand in hand with going on a walk, really. If you have your own cute animal to come home to then that’s great! I know my dog always cheers me up and I also know going on a walk benefits her greatly. But if you don’t, you’re almost guaranteed to see at least one cute animal when out on a stroll whether it be a dog, cat, bird or maybe even a fox. You’ve got to be able to appreciate a cute little innocent animal.

Your Favourite Foods

Food is the best, you can’t argue that. You can always look forward to having your favourite pasta dish, chocolate bar or piece of fruit. This might not be the most suitable point if your favourite food is £100 caviar but I’m sure there’s something that’s averagely priced that you really enjoy eating you can treat yourself to. Planning an exciting lunch or dinner that you can have during/after a long day can really help you get through it, too.

Talking To/Seeing Someone You Love

Human interaction is very underrated when it comes to cheering up. When I get down in the dumps or I’m having a hard time I personally tend to shut myself away. Simply speaking to or meeting up with someone you’re close to and just having someone to have a laugh and a joke with does you a world of good. Try and push yourself to send that text or make the effort to get up and out on that cold, gloomy evening.

Counting Down To An Exciting Event

I imagine most people have at least one event they’re looking forward to, whether it be a wonderful holiday, getting married, drinks with a friend, visiting a favourite restaurant or a trip to the local aquarium. You can get countdown apps on your phone that tell you how many days/hours/minutes it is until the exciting event. Or you can just type into google “how many days until (insert date)” and it’ll tell you!

Having Time To Yourself

Some people struggle with spending time alone but I think it’s so therapeutic as you can focus on yourself and doing something you want to do. There are endless things you can do, for example –
Have a long bath/shower
Read a book
Listen/dance/sing to your favourite music
Put on a full face of makeup
Take some photos 

Your Favourite Hobby

One of my favourite things about having a hobby is that it can really connect you with people you wouldn’t have otherwise met if you join a local club or an online forum/group. Or if you aren’t much for meeting others, you can also do a lot of hobbies in the comfort of your own home. Anything you’re both passionate about and that you make time to do would be considered a hobby and I think it’s super important that everyone has at least one as a positive outlet. It may not be possible to do every day but whether it’s working out, writing, knitting or playing piano, it’s definitely something you can look forward to spending time doing.

Getting Into Bed Every Day

I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who’s said they don’t enjoy getting into bed. Rest is something really important the body needs to stay repairing itself and functioning properly. Yes that is totally an excuse to get into bed early, I use it all the time…

Is there anything I’ve missed that you look forward to in every day?

All photographs by Rebeca Elen: Blog/Facebook/Insta & Charlotte Lane Blog/Facebook/Insta

’Til Next Time,

8 responses to “Every Day Things To Get Excited About!”

  1. Okay firstly these photos are absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE the backdrop and colours and your smile and face and hair ahhhh Becky/Charlotte did a great job! I agree with so many of these. A good hobby is everything and I too am partial to a good walk! I’m getting a puppy tomorrow and I honestly can’t wait for it to be old enough to take on walks!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

  2. Nancy says:

    I love this post!! It makes people look forward to the simple things in life. Oh man, I can relate about not being able to fork out $$$$ in the name of happiness. YESSS on seeing animals!! They do so much wonders with reducing stress and everything (unless they pee in the wrong spot or something). But overall, animals are great. Talking to your loved ones goes a long way. You receive support and sometimes, that’s all we need. Thanks for sharing this list!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  3. Hayley Beth says:

    These are all fantastic points! I really need to remember to go for walks more often!


  4. Pushpanjali says:

    Alice you look so beautiful in these pictures! 🤗💕 January is really a depressing month and these tips are so helpful. I find walking, spending time with myself and painting to be therapeutic during these damp cold days🙄. Have a great year ahead💕


  5. I really love this! I’m absolutely skint at the moment and I’m trying to not let it get me down, there’s so many things that you can do for free to be happy. Jesse and I went on dog walks at the weekend and it was so nice just to get out for a bit and get some fresh air and exercise, without spending a penny. I definitely need to have something to look forward to at the moment because I don’t have any plans whatsoever yet. I’m glad you included food and bed on the list as they’re my two fave things x

    Alice // http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  6. Ah I absolutely loved reading this post Alice! I love going for a walk and am always pointing out the cute little animals that I come across. I seriously cannot wait to have my own pet one day! Eating my favourite food’s is honestly always the highlight of my day, I literally cannot get enough of food! I love spending time with friends and family and having catch up’s with them all, I think it’s so important to do that. Counting down the day’s until certain events is also something I do, daily.. I enjoy those slightly bigger things that get me all excited! Having time to myself is something I really enjoy too, as there’s no interruptions and I can just get on with stuff – like my blog, which is one of my favourite hobbies. Omg getting in to bed each night is legit what I live for, I’m so lazy and thoroughly enjoy being all warm and cosy in my pj’s in bed! Also, thank you for crediting me – the photos came out SO cool!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  7. You look absolutely gorgeous in these photos Alice! I’ve started going for a short walk around the block on my lunch breaks and feel so much better afterwards (although I don’t feel the need to every day 😂) – I think you’ve covered everything I would have! We still need to book our holiday, but I know as soon as I do we’ll be checking out the countdown app every single day! ❤️❤️

  8. lifeofshar says:

    I agree, having a walk can make you feel so much better! I walk to uni sometimes and it is about a 20 min walk and it is so relaxing sometimes (if I am not late speed walking hot and anxious haha). I LOVE seeing random animals. I live near a woods and I have saw foxes and hedgehogs in the garden before and it makes my day. I am one of those people that smile at dogs in the street, I can’t help it. Planning to order a Chinese Takeway makes me really happy…maybe too happy. Reading a book in bed is one of my favourite things to do! Great post, really enjoyed reading this one!! xx

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