5 things that made me happy last week

It is Monday and I thought what is a better way than to start the week off in a positive note and talk about things that made me happy last week.

Sometimes it is nice to just reflect and focus on all the good in our lives and not the bad. Especially during this time I think it is even more important to focus on the good that is happening, however big or small.

It is also a great way to step back and just think about things in our lives, because sometimes it is the little things that really do make our lives better.

Anyway let’s get into the things that made me happy last week…

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1. I baked cookies

The first thing on the list of things that made me happy last week was that I baked cookies. I am trying to get more inspiration with my baking or cooking. Therefore, I just spontaneously baked some cookies, and they turned out amazingly if I must say so myself (you might have saw on my Instagram)! Therefore, of course that has to make it onto my list of things that made me happy. However, I did forget to save the pictures to add here so apologies.

I do have plans for other baking I want to do or experiment with including brownies or seasonal themed desserts.

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2. I ran 6 miles

Next on my things that made me happy list was that I ran 6 miles. I mean I do run as much as I can but recently I have been lacking motivation, however on Saturday I just felt some inspiration. Therefore, I decided to go for a long run and I managed to do 6 miles and honestly I am so proud of myself because I have not run that long since my half-marathon.

I felt so good within my body and during my run too. However, I have also been watching videos on youtube of people running ultra marathons/doing iron man marathons which have been so inspiring! This is definitely something I would love to be able to work myself towards someday as horrible and long as it sounds.

Related: 5 tips to improve your running, 5 tips for beginning running, Week in my Life: Running with the deer

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3. I got sent gifts

One of the things that made me happy last week was I got sent some lovely gifts. There have been posts going around on twitter where people put their wish list’s on a thread and people can have a look through and send people gifts etc. It is just such a lovely thing to come about during this weird time, and I have sent people gifts because I just wanted to make someone’s day.

However, I was not actually expecting people to send me anything and so far I have been sent three gifts! The lovely gal Gillian Finn sent me a lovely message and book, and honestly I had tears in my eyes. The other gifts were from some ladies on twitter, and I just can’t thank everyone enough. Honestly it means the actual world to me.

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4. Walks with Ryan

As much as it is hard right now I am really appreciating just going for a walk with Ryan at the moment. We get to have conversations about whatever, and also explore what is local to us. I think it has made us more appreciative of where we live and just is nice to have some quality time together.

Plus with being indoors the majority of our day’s now it is nice to just get some fresh air and keep my body moving. So of course this has to make it on my list of things that made me happy last week, even though walking is pretty much a daily occurrence as it makes me feel good.

Related: Walking my way through Autumn

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5. Cleaning

I know I probably sound weird right now, but I actually do enjoy cleaning. There is nothing better than knowing a space is clean and it looks tidy. Therefore, I decided to dedicate each day last week to a different part of the house. For example, Monday I cleaned the kitchen and Tuesday I cleaned the bathroom etc. I found this really helped keep me motivated and I felt so great afterwards.

Therefore, I am deciding to keep this up and continue this routine to keep me motivated. But I am happy that I cleaned the house last week, and that is something to be proud of.

Also I want to say I don’t just focus on cleaning the whole day, I tend to break it up. For example, from 9-11 am I might clean the kitchen and then 11-12 pm I will concentrate on a course I am doing at the moment and then have a lunch break etc. I have just found this just helps me to keep my routine whilst I am not in work.

I know cleaning won’t make it onto everyone’s list but it certainly does make it onto my things that made me happy last week because it just makes me feel good.

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There you have it some things that made me happy last week.

Let me know in the comments what are some things that made you happy last week?

I am sending my love to you all, and hoping you all look after yourselves and stay safe. Also remember to look after your mental health and if you need to take a day to sit on the sofa and watch TV then do so. I mean TV and relaxing in the bath also made it onto my extended list of things that made me happy last week. Sometimes it is the little things too.

Thanks for reading,

Gemma Jayne x

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12 thoughts

  1. Aww, I love this post Gemma! It is so good to focus on the positives, especially during a challenging time like this! Baking was definitely a highlight of my week too, cookies would be awesome to make, I’ll have to try that sometime! Also, well done on your running, that is amazing! I also love going out for daily walks, especially now the weather is so much nicer. Thanks for sharing, hope you have a lovely week! <3 xx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Yess you definitely should bake some cookies, would love to see them ☺️ thanks hun, I am trying to just keep my fitness up! I agree this weather makes the daily walks/runs a lot nicer! Have a wonderful week πŸ’– xx

  2. Yes, we have to stay positive especially during these trying times! Ugh, I miss baking. How unfortunate that our oven broke down before the quarantine??? And oh, I loved the idea of sending gifts because I’m the kind of girl who loves making other people happy too. Lol.

    Bee of https://beecaluya.com/ x

    1. No way!!! How are you coping??? Did you manage to get a new one?? 😭😱 yesss same here! I just love making others happy! Thanks lovely πŸ’–

  3. I love the things that made you happy! It is great that ran six miles!! That is amazing! It is hard right now due to lockdown, but props to anyone who can manage the social distancing and getting the workout in :). Cleaning is great – I feel you about the aftermath! It feels GREAT! Thanks for sharing your happy list!

    Nancy β™₯ exquisitely.me

    1. Thank you lovely! Yeah I am trying my best to keep me focused and healthy πŸ™‚ yesss I am really enjoying cleaning right now haha, and I completely agree! Thanks for your lovely comment xxx

  4. This post makes me so happy, it is so important to focus on the positives when there is so much chaos in the world. Well done for running for so long honey, I am so impressed!! xxxx

    1. I agree sometimes we need to take a step back and just look at all the little good things in our lives. Thanks hun I am finally getting back into my running again xxx

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