January Happiness Journal

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

There's no denying it, January is pretty dreary. And that's coming from a January baby. It's dark for 23 hours of the day, the rain seems to be never ending, you're skint and the only thing that can console you is the fact that you still have a stash of Christmas chocolate in reserves.

I decided that I was going to start doing Monthly Happiness Journal posts, and January seemed like the perfect time to start, to help me to remember the little things that made me happy during this seemingly dreadful time of year - even if it is just the little things.

Starting to blog again.

The obvious one, but still incredibly important. I've been so so overwhelmed this month by the amount of support I've been getting from this lovely community - the views on my blog have never been better, the engagement I'm getting is awesome AND everyone has been incredible with their comments and messages telling me how much they've enjoyed reading my posts. I never thought anyone would even read my blog anymore if I'm being completely honest, but coming back has been like coming home, and I won't be quitting again!

Eating healthily.

You know when you've eaten so much junk over Christmas that you feel like your body is crying out for a piece of fruit?! I definitely felt like that for the first week of January. BUT my office has started a weight loss incentive and competition which has forced me to get back into a routine of eating healthily, and it's been so good to be eating properly again and not feeling lethargic and sleepy from all the rubbish!

Phone calls with Eloise.

Nothing makes me happier than answering my phone and hearing a little voice shout 'BopBop!' and listening to my Little Star babble on at me about her day. I've been in some cloudy moods this month, but there's nothing like a phone call from Eloise to make me feel better!

A surprise visit to my old workplace.

I popped in to pick up a parcel that had been delivered there by mistake and all of my favourite people seemed to be in at the same time - and I was so happy! I've missed my little work family a lot since I changed jobs and having a quick catch up with them and getting hugs put such a huge smile of my face.

Time to chill out after Christmas!

I normally take a bit of time out to relax over Christmas, but this year that just didn't happen! Between going to my mum's for a few days, to visiting Dan's family, to seeing my godparents and grandparents and everyone else in between, I felt like I didn't stop over the entire festive period! So now that it's over, it's been nice to finally have a little bit of spare time to actually relax and spend some time with Dan, just the two of us. 


What's made you happy this January?

Love,

Sian xo



16 comments:

  1. The fact I got a rabbit, oh my gosh Sian I love her! I'm so happy that you and Dan are spending some time together just the two of you!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. I'm still SO jealous you got a rabbit! She's literally the cutest! xo

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  2. Lovely post - I think as well we can forget to take time to do nice things that just make us happy in January because we're so caught up in our New Years goals!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Exactly! Everyone is so worried about making sure they're being their best selves that you forget to enjoy yourself sometimes I think! xo

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  3. This was a great read babe, thank you for sharing. The one thing that has made me happy with January is getting back to blogging as I've missed it so much 🌸💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.alishavalerie.com | www.twitter.com/alishavalerie

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    1. Snap babe! It's been so fab coming back after such a long break! Thank you for reading xo

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  4. Lovely post and so needed at this dreary time of year. I’ll be the first to admit that I struggle every January to be positive!

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    1. I think everyone does, to be honest! That's why it's so important to be grateful for the little things I think! xo

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  5. What a lovely post! It's always great to reflect on what made us happy throughout the month. I think the biggest thing for me was coming home to flowers from my boyfriend for our anniversary, even though he's in England studying haha! x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. Oh that's so sweet - what a lovely thing for him to do! You lucky lady! xo

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  6. Your optimism is contagious! Keep up the great attitude, blogging your growth.

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    1. This means the world - thank you so much! xo

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  7. This is a great post, as January can be so grim. However it's nearly over! Love the idea of all the things that made you happy during the month.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes I think it's super important to remember things that have made you happy, however big or small! xo

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  8. Focusing on positive things is a lovely idea, have you thought about doing that thing where you write them on scraps of paper, put them in a jar, and then go through it at the end of the year?

    http://homeatnumber3.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. One of my friends has mentioned this to me - I definitely need to start doing that, I think it's a fab idea! xo

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