March Happiness Journal

Wednesday 28 March 2018

I could have sworn I was only writing up my February Happiness Journal last week?!

March seems to have been the month where everyone has been hanging on to the promise of Spring, warmer weather and blossoms. Instead? We've had Beasts from the East, freezing cold winds and absolute downpours. I won't be packing away my winter coat for a little while yet.

It's been a bit of a tricky month for me in all honesty, with ongoing family issues, the death of someone who meant a lot to me and other things I wouldn't want to bore you all to tears with. But I think when you're going through a little bit of a rubbish time it's more important than ever to remember things that have made you smile, so here is what had made my happy recently!

1. Getting back to the gym.

Okay, maybe I was dragged kicking and screaming for the first session. If we're being completely honest, up until recently the thought of being in a gym has filled me with so much anxiety that I avoided it even for the entire year that I worked there. With a bit (a lot) of coaxing though, I went to my first session and the anxiety has slowly but surely been broken down. Since then, Dan and I have been in the gym three times a week, and honestly, I feel so much better for it. My energy levels have increased, my migraines and dizziness are a lot less frequent, and my mental health is SO much better for it. I'm even starting to lose the podge around my tummy. 

2. A weekend with my 'family you choose.'

I have a little group of family, not by blood, but we call each other the 'family you choose', because we are as good as family! I've spent this last weekend with them in Grimsby and sometimes it's so nice to get away from your own world and sit and drink wine, giggle uncontrollably over silly things and play with a two year old in a toy kitchen, because she just says that you have to.

3. Family time on Mother's Day.

My siblings and I always make a point of spoiling my mum on Mother's Day as much as possible - mostly because it's one of the only days of the year that she will let us! All four of us love family time, and this year's choice of lunch and the cinema kept all of us happy! (Black Panther is awesome by the way!)

4. Snow days.

Okay, yes the snow was a bit of a nuisance by the end and I was glad to see the back of it. But having the time off work for a few days couldn't have come at a better time, because I was absolutely exhausted! I spent three days napping, writing blog posts and eating pancakes, not a bad life, eh?

5. Getting my hair done.

There's just something about a fresh cut and colour which makes me feel like a new person (and a sassier person at that, too). Plus, it's always nice to have a couple of hours being pampered in a salon!

What has made you happy this month?

Sian xo


  1. I'm super happy that you've had such an incredible month babe, I've personally had a really shitty one but I'm so happy that it's nearly over. Thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

    1. I've had really low points but that just makes remembering those bits of happiness all the more important! I'm sorry to hear you've had a rubbish month but hopefully April will be better! xo

  2. I love these happiness journals! I have a "bullet journal" (really just a glorified notebook) and I dedicate a page or two each month to "monthly nice things" and it's so nice to actually take stock of the nice things which happen and looking back over your month :)


    1. That's such a nice idea hun! Yeah and I think it's super important, especially when you've had a difficult month! xo

  3. So much happiness in one month! This is such an amazing idea for a blog post too!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  4. Yaaay there’s so much to be happy about! I’m so glad I’m reading this after seeing some crazy negativity on my feed at the moment! Take pleasure in the little things - that’s what I’m gonna try to do!

    1. I love writing them - especially when there's a lot of negativity floating around on social media! xo

  5. I need to book a haircut desperately, I'm definitely going to be ringing to arrange an appointment tomorrow. It's so refreshing to read about happiness :)

    Amy |

    1. Oooh I hope you got around to it - I always feel so much better after a little chop and a refresh! xo