Life can be very up and down but I had a really good week two weeks ago and a wonderful day when these photos were taken and it inspired me to write this post. I want to write about my amazing day not because I want to show off but because I want to inspire you to do things that you love and make the most of every day and be happy too.
I really believe that happiness is a state of mind and if you choose to be happy you can be. Don’t get me wrong I don’t feel happy all the time and I have my down days and many things that frustrate me, but I try to stay positive and overall I can say I am happy.
I am 37 single woman and my life is far from perfect but I always try to find time to do things I enjoy and that definitely makes me feel better. Yes I would love to meet someone wonderful to share my life with and do more things with a partner and have a family and home but in the meantime I will not sit at home, wait for my Prince Charming and be miserable.
I’m not going to lie the day when these photos were taken was quite an expensive one but it doesn’t have to be. Things I love include reading (doesn’t cost much) or even going for a walk (costs nothing). So on this particular day I met up a friend for an afternoon tea at the Sketch Gallery (pink heaven) and as much as I love to go somewhere super fancy once in a while meeting up with a good friend for a coffee and a cake is just as good. But I love dressing up and going somewhere special sometimes and why not. Save money elsewhere if you have to and treat yourself to a fancy lunch. You will love every minute.
We’ve been very lucky with the weather and October has been very mild and that day the weather was just gorgeous so I decided to walk my friend back to her place and then go for a walk in a park. I love walking and it’s really good not only for your body but also for the soul. I love London and often go for walks by the river or in the numerous parks. I sat there (in Hyde Park) for ages as well, feeling the Indian summer’s sun on my face. It felt so nice.
After I walked some more through some familiar and less familiar parts of London to the National Theatre. Can you believe it was my first time there? I love doing cultural things and I went to see Shakespeare’s play Anthony and Cleopatra, which I really enjoyed. Again it’s something I spent money on but can be done on a budget. I try to go to either ballet, opera, musical or a play every few months and I usually go for tickets in the middle price range but you can get really cheap ones too. And if you want to experience some culture without spending a penny, we’re very lucky in London because so many museums and galleries are free and there’s so much amazing art of show. I definitely recommend The National Gallery and also The Wallace Collection.
But if culture is not your thing that’s not a problem. We are all different and we all like different things. Think hard about what makes you happy and dedicate a time every week to do it and find joy in little things. Get out of your comfort zone, be spontaneous and try new things. You will find happiness I promise you.
My day was amazing and I loved every minute. It’s not something I can do every day. I don’t have time or money to do it every day, but it gives me so much joy it makes me smile for days. So it’s totally worth it. And I’m already looking forward to another day like this.
But I can tell you on another day in the same week I was very lucky with the weather again and went for a very long walk along the Thames and I only spent £15 that day in Costa for coffee, sandwich and a cake and then I took a boat ride on the river for the first time I’ve been living in London (!) and the day was just as lovely. In the evening I watched Strictly come dancing (I love that show) and that day filled me with as much joy. It really is not about spending money but realising what makes you happy and making sure you do it as much as you can.
What things make you happy?
Have a stylish day.