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This Plus That Equals…. Cheering Myself Up

This plus that equals…. cheering myself up

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about the little things I do to cheer myself up.

I’ve been a little overwhelmed of late, spreading myself too thinly, taking on too much. The cat is ill, L hasn’t been sleeping well, I am stressed, husb is stressed and it’s taken its toll. So I thought I’d share the little everyday things that have been cheering me up.

Feeling Calm
Sharing cheese with the cat cheers me up


I don’t really care in what form. Melted is best. Additional garlic is nice. But I’ll take it as it comes. It’s comforting and makes me happy.

There is potential last week that I bought a Camembert to cheer me up at lunch time and shared a bit of it with James the cat to cheer him up as well.

That is literally what my life has come to. Lunch with a cat!

Feeling Calm
Dance time with my boy


I love a bit of music to lift my mood. Some of my usual favourites have had to be taken off the list as they make me cry at the moment. Linkin Park and Soundgarden I’m thinking of you. But here is plenty out there to still make me smile.

New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco are working wonders at the moment.

My journals
I write in my journals every day


I’m still writing in my journal daily. Focusing on the happy things from each day.

For me that is the best bit about keeping a gratitude journal. Even when I have had rough day I can still find 3 goods things from it. Even if eating cheese with the cat and hanging the washing out on the line outside are two of them!

Nothing cheers me up as much as actually focusing on what made me happy.

Silent Sunday
That smile!!!

Mummy and son time

Spending time with L really does cheer me up.

His happiness is infectious, so why wouldn’t I make the most of such a wonderful natural resource? If only I could bottle the happiness I would be away.

A cuddle on the sofa, playing with him at the park or just a nice walk together. He is guaranteed to do something that will have me in stitches or is just too adorable for words.

He is happiness.

Feeling Calm
Getting out in the garden for a few minutes

Being Outside

Even 5 minutes outside will see the stress drifting away.

I can feel my mood lifting the second I get outside. Rain or shine I don’t care.

Walking, playing or working. Doesn’t bother me.

Hanging the washing on the line genuinely makes me happy. Running through the rain is a joy. Just being outdoors does the trick for me.

What little things cheer you up?

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG



Bringing up Georgia

14 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. Cheering Myself Up”

  1. Chocolate! Always chocolate will cheer me up, but a snuggle with the little girl. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog

  2. I needed this reminder that little things can make a big difference in how you feel when things are not all going right. I think I need to go invest in some cheese.

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