Friday, 2 September 2016

50 Things That Make Me Happy | The Positivity Project

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The world can be such a negative place at times. A place filled with illness, war, terrorism, hate and anger. It can be very easy to get caught up in this constant and consuming negativity. You really can't escape it, can you? Every time you go on Twitter or read the latest headlines we seem to be mourning the loss of hundreds of people or praying for another country. 

It's really, really sickening to think the world can be such a horrible place at times yet so beautiful at the same time. It can be very easy to let this constant stream of negativity in the news damage your own personal life and even your mental health. This is not okay. Although I can't bring an end to terrorism, war or cancer, me and my best chummy Hannah from fluorescent photographer have come up with a new little project to spread a bit of positivity and happiness. 

On the first Friday of each month, there will be a new post up on both mine and Hannah's blog for ' The Positivity Project' where we will be sharing all things positive, happy and fun to hopefully bring a smile to your face and brighten your day; even if it's just a little bit. We have got lots of ideas for the future but today we thought we would start with 50 things that make us happy! I hope you enjoy!

1. Getting a sweet DM on Twitter 
2. The bee filter on Snapchat 
3. Getting lovely and supportive comments on my blog posts 
4. Blogging in general 
5. Talking to and making new blogging friends through Twitter 
6. 80's music 
7. Discovering a new Blogger/ Youtuber and becoming obsessed with them 
8. Seeing a blog post, I put a lot of effort in to do really well
9. Fish finger sandwiches 
10. Seeing a decent piece of clothing in Primark that doesn't look like its from Primark
11. Getting that killer photograph 
12. Unexpected discounts at the till 
13. Tim Burton films
14. Making plans for the future 
15. Harry Potter 
16. Good hair days 
17. When I make others laugh 
18. When someone makes me laugh 
19. Inside jokes 
20. Unexpected compliments 
21. Good mental health days 
22. Positive feedback and encouragement 
23. Spotify 
24. Achieving a milestone in blogging 
25. Rambling on Snapchat LOL

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26. Looking back at old photos 
27. Feelings of nostalgia 
28. Finding people that you click with instantly 
29. Good nights sleep 
30. When your makeup is actually on point 
31. Getting good grades 
32. Staring at pretty lenses and photography equipment 
33. Tiger 
34. Pretty stationery and notebooks 
35. When YOUR song comes on the radio 
36. Friday night dinner ( The TV show)
37. Paperchase 
38. When the sun is shining and your actually in a good mood
39. People who understand mental illness 
40. Non-judgmental people
41. My bright yellow raincoat 
42. Christmas songs 
43. Sunsets 
44. Going to the beach 
45. Songs that instantly pick up your mood 
46. Books that you just can't put down 
47. Outfits that make you feel more confident 
48. Disney songs
49. A good documentary 
50. The fact that I have got my whole life ahead of me

I have a strong tendency not to be very positive on my blog or focus on particularly happy topics, so I am hoping this little project will allow me to inject some of this much-needed happiness and Positivity into my blog.

Make sure you check out Hannah's happy list and follow her, HERE so you don't miss any posts from the positivity project.

What makes you happy? I would love to know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, as always X


  1. For some reason I love it when I get emails, haha!
    Cloe X

  2. Lovely way to start the series! 9, 16 and 44 are some of my favourite things, ever!! Is there a way we can get involved either by blogs or social media? ♡ Lily xx

    1. Umm.. I'm not sure! I will chat with Hannah and see if we can come up with anything x

  3. This was such a good post! 9, 11 and 20 are things that make me super happy too!
    Grace xx

  4. This is lovely Nicole! All of these make me go YES! So I can't really pick out any particular favourites 😂. I'm looking forward to reading more posts from this project!

    Jemima x

  5. I have a post exactly the same as this in my drafts, 50 things that make me happy! How weird! This was a great post, it's definitely the little things that matter most :)
    Charlotte / x

  6. Aw reading this post made me super happy Nicole (: I get happy when someone uses my name in texts (weird one?), when it's bonfire night, buying really cute birthday cards and hugs!!
    Lauren xx

  7. I love the idea of the positivity project, and this post certainly worked! I had a smile on my face reading through your list and agree with every last point. Great post Nicole, and keep smiling ☺️



  8. I LOVE THIS POST. I'd really like to do one similar :) it made me feel happy just reading yours haha aw! xx

    Grab Your Camera x

  9. Taking a good photo and having a bath makes me happy! Lovely list Nicole, I feel all happy now xx

    1. aww! Yes! getting good photos makes me so happy x

  10. Getting post, being outside, my dog, tea and good books!

  11. A good cup of tea and drawing, I love to draw!

    A lovely post, nice insight to see what makes you smile :)


  12. Lovely post! You've made me start craving a fish finger sandwich now omg. Btw I love your rambles on Snap chat xx

    Lauren |

  13. 10, 29, and 44 stand out to me! Xx

  14. I feel like I've been incredibly negative as of late, and totally agree that encountering frequent negativity online can add to it. That being said, I've been really trying to make a change to be more positive, so this was a fab read. Unexpected discounts at the till is SUCH a good one! I always forget about this, but when I've found something I love and then it's discounted, it's a definite fist pump moment! :-)

    1. HAHA! yes! It is definitely a fist pump moment! Thank you lovely x

  15. I'm so excited about this project! :) I really love these things that make me happy posts - it can be so easy to forget about all the little things so it's great to have a reminder from time to time. For me, everything that has to do with blogging & books adds the most happiness to my life x


    1. aw yes I agree! I hope you like the rest of the series x

  16. I always love these kinds of posts! Sweet DM's always make my day too :)

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  17. I love this post! I've really been trying to be more positive lately and this made me smile. I look forward to seeing what else you do with this project :)


  18. I love this idea, it's so positive! I love stationery and TK Maxx/TJ Maxx is a really good spot to get some notebooks at a good price, I have gotten some lovely ones for €5/£4.

    1. You shouldn't have told me that because now I want to go to TK Maxx and I really don't need anymore notebooks x

  19. I wrote a blog post like this a year ago and this made me so happy that I might have to write another one! xo

  20. Such a lovely post! I posted a Happy List on my blog as well last year. It's really important to spread some happy & warm feelings at times like these I think. Oh and I love your yellow raincoat as well, do you mind me asking where you got it? :) xx

    Jess | Jess in Retrospect
    My Happy List: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

    1. Thank you so much! I got my rain coat from Boohoo, a couple of months back x

  21. Such a lovely post. Things that make me happy are; cold weather and hot chocolate!x

  22. Aw this is such a sweet idea :) I worry I am too negative on my blog too haha, but I'm just not one of those "positivity and light" kind of people. I like to think I'm quite realistic haha :P

    I used to write a weekly happy list but life got a bit too unhappy so I couldn't actually think of anything to put on it. I was in a dark place. I might try and bring it back soon, although I'm feeling all sorts of lost and crappy and super anxious at the moment. I'm scared if I'm not doing something meaningful and productive I'll fail at life or something. I think its such a British thing - that to be successful you gotta be busy busy busy and stressed. When I worked in France for a couple of months it was sooo different! Everyone was happy! They focus more on family time and having fun! Good food and good drink. The UK feels like a dark hole at the moment.

    Amber Love Blog

    1. oh I really understand where you are coming from! I'm the same, I worry about talking about mental health a lot on my blog is a negative but I guess just talking about the topic is a positive so I try and look at it from that perspective x

  23. What a brilliant idea! And some lovely points you've made - the bee filter is one of my faves on snapchat (and the one that makes your face look like a piece of toast! haha) I also love fish finger sandwiches and Harry Potter! I'd also add seeing new places, a cup of tea and digestives and cuddles with my cat!!


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  24. I've been seeing this around Twitter and now I understand why it got started. Some things I like are - getting positive feedback on Instagram (bc people can be mean about photos), "meeting" fellow bloggers, getting funny texts, getting a project turned in a work, and feeling like I did one good thing during the day.


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