One great way of kick-starting your day can be to jot down all that you’re thankful for. They usually make me super happy and help me feel fresh and energised so that I start off on a good note.
Here are a few unconventional, but significant things that have made me feel better time and again:
Dogs and babies Somehow I have always found an uncanny similarity between those two. Whether it's a video of a puppy running towards you when you get back home, or it’s of a baby deliriously laughing while you make silly expressions, they always manage to make me smile!
Music Having songs that explain and somehow complement every emotion I feel has helped me feel tremendously better at any point of the day. I have managed to form a playlist for every mood and it essentially becomes my escape from reality!
Sunsets and rainbows There is something so surreal about how the sky looks during sunset or when it has rained, like a painting on a canvas, filled with so many colours that are focused to light up even the darkest of the days.
Warm hugs Whether it is from family, best friends, or a significant other, the amount of hugs you give and take to one can never be enough. The feeling is so pure that I will forever cherish the feeling of being held in someone’s arms.
Getting people gifts I personally love giving gifts more than receiving them. Seeing their eyes twinkle while opening it excitedly and making them feel special, makes me feel really content too.
Binge-watching favourites Whether it’s with a tub of popcorn, or with a bottle of Nutella- bingeing old classics always gives me a sense of nostalgia and satisfaction.
A piping hot cup of tea This is preferred on a rainy afternoon with soft, soothing Indian music playing in the background. There’s nothing like it if the tea is coupled with biscuits/cookies.
Good food For me, nothing can beat a plate of pizza and pasta that I get to enjoy with my best friends.
Naps Falling asleep when you have the rest of the day off, and waking up fully rested and/or in a little daze where you need a minute or two to figure out what time of day it is- absolutely wonderful.
Books Getting lost in another story, and being so hooked that I absolutely cannot put it down until I finish it? Yes please!!
It is always so important to find fulfilment in the little things so that every day is a little brighter, happier, and better. Be sure to take time to simply be grateful for the world :)