Top Tip Fridays | Happy, Healthy, You

31st October 2014 by naffy

I have always been a happy person, someone who smiles and generally positive. Recently though I have been struggling a little that. I  have been feeling all over the place. It has been bothering me so I am trying to do these things to help change that.

So now that super long introduction is out of the way here are my ways of staying happy.

Going with the flow
I am a little bit of a control freak. I like to know what I am doing for the day and where I am heading. When I don’t my anxiety gets worse and I panic far too much. To get this sorted, I need to remember that now I am out of education and away from the safety net of knowing what to expect life will be throwing me a lot more curveballs and that is ok. It is meant to do that.

Having you time
I never saw this as too important before and even now this seems slightly selfish to me but I understand its significance. I often feel like I have no time for myself but it is important to take time for yourself. If that means you stay up a bit later so you can relax and watch that TV show and unwind than do that. I have recently started laying in my bed next to a Yankee Candle and just loosing myself in some Youtube videos (typical) or a good old book. I ignore my phone and try and not think about anything that makes me over think during this time.

I know I know your mother has told you this hasn’t she? Well, guess what, I am going to tell you this now when I have a decent good sleep I feel a lot better so I am working on getting the best quality sleep as possible. I am not saying to get 8 hours of sleep (I rarely get that so telling you too would be daft) but I am talking about the quality of sleep. Don’t go to sleep dreading to wake up the next day for work, try and not to go to sleep over thinking things. The way I see it, if you can’t change it at that moment in time then try your best to let it leave your head so you can sleep and have a clear head to tackle the next day.

Spending time with friends
As we grow older, we don’t get to spend as much time with our friends as we would like. We go from being able to see them quite regularly while either at university or college to maybe once a month if that. I am making a more conscious effort to spend time with people who make me happy who I can laugh and be goofy with which include my close friends. I feel a lot more light hearted when I do this and generally perks my mood up.

Those are some of the ways in which I am trying to stay happy. Hope you like it and please do let me know if you have any tips or tricks in staying happy. 

Lots of love
  • 31st October 2014 / Reply

    You time is so important! I'm doing a PhD at the moment, which is super energy draining and quite hard to deal with sometimes. I love zoning out in the bath or going for a walk by myself to just have some time out.
    I swear by mindfulness too. To think mindfully is to focus on the task in hand and nothing else. Ie eating an apple- just enjoying the taste/feelings/etc. You can do it with other things too, it just helps clear your mind.
    Also allowing yourself to worry about a task for a minute only to try and stop energy draining worry moments!
    I hope things pick up for you soon :)

    Miss Pond x

  • 31st October 2014 / Reply

    This is such a lovely post Naffy. I always get a happy vibe when I head over to your blog…it is so refreshing! I definitely agree, having a good nights sleep and having you time makes the perfect combination for a happy, healthy, you 😀 I am always more chirpy when I have had a good nights sleep haha

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  • 1st November 2014 / Reply

    Great tips, I'm trying to do these too, but I'm definitely lacking in the sleep department!

    I also like trying to treat myself to little things every now and then, plus getting some exercise…even a walk helps.

  • 1st November 2014 / Reply

    These are some really good tips Naffy! :) Spending time with friends even if over the phone just rejuvenates me! 😀

  • 1st November 2014 / Reply

    Great tips, sleep is something I definitely need this weekend x

  • 1st November 2014 / Reply

    Great tips :) I like the sleeping part 😀 xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  • 1st November 2014 / Reply

    This is a great post! I agree with all of the points above! x

  • 2nd November 2014 / Reply

    Great points, spending time with friends is so important. It's something I've made an effort to do much more recently and I have noticed I'm way happier for it :)

    Jess xo

  • 2nd November 2014 / Reply

    I'm trying to get enough sleep these days but it's failing x.x

  • 3rd November 2014 / Reply

    I'm sleepy monkey ,LOL.. But yeah, I agree with your tips completely as I always emphasize on them too. Moderation is the key for staying happy and healthy.