100 things that make me happy

In my blog post about self-love and self care earlier this week I mentioned a list I wrote several years ago of things that I love. I managed to track down my list (thank you past-life Katie for realising you’d want to refer to it in the future and emailing it to yourself!). The list, titled “100 things that make me happy”, was written in August 2014 when I first started Bullet Journalling.

100 things that make me happy

When I look at it now some of the items make me want to cry (especially no. 63. Rhett was our beautiful dog who we had to say goodbye to in 2016 due to cancer – I’d give anything to see his waggy tail again!) and some make me feel really nostalgic. Some items aren’t as important to me anymore and some were specific to that season of my life.

I love that I have this list that captures me and everything that made me happy in 2014. It’s been a great reminder and this list could be described as an earlier version of Find the Good Everyday…

I love this list so much that I’ve also now written 100 More Things That Make Me Happy! 

And if you’d like to write your own happy list check out my tips and suggestions here. 

I’ve also created a journalling workbook called ‘Find Your Happy’ which contains twenty one  10 minute prompts including advice for creating your own happy list. You can read more about it here and buy it at this link

100 things that make me happy

  1. cuddles
  2. a full nights sleep
  3. rainbows
  4. pretty flowers
  5. finding seaglass and sea pottery and cool shells at the beach
  6. finishing a job well done
  7. having exercised
  8. a good book
  9. having a pedicure
  10. wearing pretty jewellery
  11. making plans for holidays or people visiting us
  12. a kiss on my neck
  13. listening to loud music
  14. finding the right song to match my mood
  15. ticking everything off my to do list
  16. documenting our days with project life
  17. looking back at photos and scrapbook albums
  18. hot cider
  19. watching something funny with my husband
  20. getting a lay-in
  21. finding an awesome gift for someone
  22. receiving parcels in the mail
  23. shopping for books
  24. driving the coastal road and singing along to my favourite music
  25. gazing upon an amazing sunrise or sunset
  26. finding a butterfly
  27. baking stuff people like
  28. telling my favourite people how much I love them
  29. baileys and ice
  30. taking the time to hear and listen to the birds singing
  31. gazing up at the stars on a clear night
  32. looking at the wedding pictures we have on the wall
  33. having a tidy room or house
  34. kisses
  35. flossed, brushed and rinsed teeth
  36. properly cleansing and moisturising my face
  37. watching Harry Potter movies
  38. reading Harry Potter books
  39. looking at knick knack shops
  40. making something I’m pleased with
  41. when my husband makes me laugh
  42. when I make my husband laugh
  43. writing fun lists
  44. keeping a gratitude diary
  45. bubble baths
  46. using things we’ve grown in the garden in our kitchen
  47. sweet peas (the flowers)
  48. having time to myself to watch a show I like
  49. time by myself to do whatever I want with
  50. remembering a good dream
  51. being efficient
  52. teaching myself something new (especially when it then saves me time)
  53. happy endings
  54. new diaries and/or notepads
  55. bright coloured pens
  56. cornishware
  57. visiting favourite places from times past
  58. being pampered
  59. mint scents
  60. citrus scents
  61. stealing a nap
  62. roast dinners
  63. Rhett being pleased to see me
  64. fresh sheets with pretty patterns
  65. luxurious hotel rooms with cotton sheets, fluffy towels and lovely toiletries
  66. making time to read a magazine I’ve bought
  67. fairy lights
  68. skyping family and friends
  69. finding a bargain
  70. making homes for things/grouping objects
  71. collecting seasonal nature items
  72. finding ways to celebrate the seasons
  73. when my husband wears my favourite aftershave
  74. talking and laughing with friends
  75. making up elaborate stories late at night
  76. my purple duffle coat
  77. my panda scarf
  78. the lilac pashmina I’ve had for years
  79. blankets on the back of the couch to snuggle up with
  80. Pinterest
  81. inspiring quotes
  82. day dreaming about creating a beautiful house one day
  83. hearts (especially in nature)
  84. blowing kisses and having kisses blown at me
  85. hot sand and cool water on my toes in summer
  86. walking barefoot on grass in summer
  87. listening to and watching rain when I have nowhere to be
  88. random acts of kindness
  89. finding ways to make my boy’s childhood magical
  90. remembering the magical parts of my childhood
  91. walking in the woods
  92. having my hair stroked or played with
  93. finding a TV show that me and my husband love and forces us to take time out and relax to watch it
  94. sending thank you notes
  95. creating Christmas cards and calendars to send to family and friends each year
  96. being warm
  97. having childlike fun (e.g. getting my face painted)
  98. pictures of cute baby animals
  99. when I find solution to problems
  100. being appreciated


I’d recommend writing a list of things you love and that make you happy. Email it to yourself to look back on in the future. At the time of writing this – I had it in my Bujo to refer to. It’s a great way to pick something for self care and to get yourself out of a low mood.

I think it’s time I update this list of 100 things that make me happy. Yoga is missing! Perhaps I should try and add another 50 or 100? Click through to read my 100 More Things That Make Me Happy.

What would be on your list of 100 things that make you happy?

Why not start your own list today? I’ve shared some tips and suggestions for you to write your own Happy List.


Don’t forget to check out my journalling workbook –
Find Your Happy – for more journalling ideas for happiness!