A List of Things That Make Us Happy

2016 has been….. an interesting year to say the least. From bottle flipping to an election, many things happened.

Some may argue that the year has been one of the worst in their lifetime.

To shift away from all that negativity, I would like to make my last blog post of 2016 a list of things that make you happy. Items, animals, people or events that bring joy into our lives, or maybe an everyday action or occurrence. I hope this list makes you smile, and that you end your 2016 on a happy note.

  1. Smiling
  2. Pets
  3. Rainy days
  4. The weekend (the days not the singer!!!)
  5. Pizza
  6. Warm blankets
  7. Hot chocolate, tea or coffee
  8. Oversized sweaters and shirts
  9. Old and cherished books
  10. Calligraphy (who doesn’t love beautiful handwriting?)
  11. A hug
  12. Being able to sleep in
  13. Reflecting on old happy memories
  14. Feeling the wind in your face
  15. Anything fluffy
  16. Stretching your limbs after you have staying in one spot for awhile, or after you wake up
  17. Find new and good music
  18. Singing
  19. A good hair day
  20. Paint mixing videos
  21. When your phone is 100% charged
  22. A perfectly symmetric photo
  23. The perfect winged eyeliner, on both eyes
  24. Seeing your friends happy
  25. Reading a good book

Surround yourself with things that make you happy in 2017, and have a happy new year.

The Best Christmas Gift

If you’ve recently visited any store, mall or school classroom you know that the holiday time is here, and so is the “Christmas Cheer”.

That being said, it will be a quite hectic few weeks leading up to and after the special day. Most people are hung up on things from their family members coming to visit to the food to what they are going to give their friends and loved ones.

Here is a piece of advice: time.

If you are one of those people worrying about the best Christmas gift then that is your solution. Why spend hours finding the perfect gift, when you can spend hours having a perfect time with the person you clearly care a lot about? Memories are priceless, and will be treasured much more than something that you can use twice or wear seldom.

Spend time with that family, with your friends and loved ones and make your holidays memorable, as you only have so much time to give.

Music, Songs and Stuff Part 2

A while back, I made a post about music, my music choices and listed a few songs you should check out. Well I am back with a list again with new songs for you to enjoy (hopefully as much as I do).

 

la devotee // panic! at the disco

sweater weather // the neighbourhood

tired of talking / léon

cancer // cover by twenty one pilots

stolen dance // milky chance

come on eileen // dexy’s midnight runners

flowerchild // coleman hell

catch and release // matt simons

2 heads // coleman hell

atlantis (feat. kaiydo) // bridget mendler

send my love // adele

back to the bottom // port cities

plastic flowers // the front bottoms

stand down // brandyn burnette

Painting vs. Colouring

Colouring has now become popular with adults, as recent studies have shown that colouring actually helps with stress.

Now while that has been proven to be true, in my opinion painting is better when it comes to relieving stress.

Many adult colouring books have beautiful but very intricate designs, and if you’re anything like me colouring inside the lines isn’t really your thing. For me, it is actually quite stressful to have to carefully shade a specific space, and if I mess up, I am most likely feel more frustrated.

Painting isn’t like that (in my case). I find that through abstract art, I can paint my feelings and emotions and there aren’t any rules or lines that I have to be aware of and follow. I can be free to do my own thing, and the result is still something beautiful.

So which do you find better at relieving stress and overall, colouring or painting?

At Your Fingertips

Nowadays, I do a lot of writing on my phone.

Whether I am making a list, writing a poem or typing up a new blog post the words are most likely to be started and stored in this device that can fit in our hands.

In the past few years it has become so much easier to convey and put our thoughts out there, with a few taps of our fingers and an Internet connection. Instead of publishing books, sending mail, or even working on laptops, people can know what I am thinking in mere seconds.

These little devices connect us to everything, everyone and everywhere. It is crazy, but good crazy.

Not to mention, so very convenient. It allows people like me to access and start blogs, YouTube channels, and more to share with others of the same mind. We can create our dreams, and tool to start with is right in our hands.