100 Happy Days PT. 1

June 10, 2014

I imagine most people see me as some excitable happy sprite who is always full of positivity and…rainbows and stuff – and I am that person most of the time. Sometimes when I’m alone things aren’t so technicolour, I suffer from a lot of anxiety in private. Couple that with a long distance relationship (always the stuff of emotional highs and lows!) and some pretty stressful dealings with work and certain former associates, and I sometimes find myself in that little grey cloud. It’s easy for me to linger there and let all the negativity swarm me, but I find a small spark of happiness can blow it all away.

The #100happydays website asks “Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?” and I’m looking forward to being able to say yes!

I’m already 1/10 of the way there!

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 1. I picked up guitar properly again for the first time in years, and have happily kept up with it this time (she says only 10 days later!)

2. Shopping always makes me happy, I found these cute shabby chic pieces in B&M for only £2.99 each!

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3.  Day three marked the end of the first 12 weeks of my healthier lifestyle, as you can see from my exercise chart I worked out a lot!

4. My Dakesis band-mates mean the world to me, I had a rubbish day but going through old pictures of our adventures cheered me up to no end!

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5. Shopping again! There’s a theme here! I found these lovely treasures in a charity shop – just look at that spotty bag!!!

6. One of my best friends cooked for me for the first time in the many years we have spent together in a band. I’m happy to say it was amazing and I’ll definitely be bullying him to cook for me more!

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7. This is Stark (the king in the north) one of my trio of feline accomplices. He’s been ever so poorly this week, but a trip to the vets and some medicine has perked him right up again.

8. Cleaning brushes, the bane of every make-up aficionado right? Well I’ve switched how I clean them and now I can do them all in under 10 minutes without getting wrinkly hands! I should really put up a post about this at some point!

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9. I’m one of those vegetarians who struggles to get by without meat replacement, so I grabbed a basket full when I spotted some of my favourites reduced in Holland & Barretts!

10. You’ve probably seen us plugging this all over our social media! Pants and I are running Race for Life on Sunday and our drummer Adam wrote a very cheerful and inspiring blog post over at IsItProg? I do like being called radiant, but I hope he isn’t actually planning on throwing tomatoes at us! If you want to sponsor us you can do so here!

So far my picture choices tell me some very obvious facts about what it is that makes me happy – shopping, music, animals and friends. Not bad things by a long shot! My boyfriend arrives from Holland on Thursday and I get to keep him for the whole summer, so expect a whole bunch of Roderick related #100happydays incoming!

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Tell me about something that makes you smile and share a random spark of happiness!

Totally hellbent for positivity!


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  • Reply Simone June 11, 2014 at 1:10 am

    You should definitely do a post about cleaning the brushes! I’d love to find a way to cut down the time.

    I can’t even be happy for a day let alone 100 so I’d struggle!

    What sort of exercise have you been doing? I need to move my butt more.

    • Reply Gemma June 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Oh no – that’s exactly why you should try this! Everyone can find -one- thing that makes them smile, even on the worst days. I’d really suggest to give it a go, it’s doing wonders for my bad days =)

      As far as exercise goes we spend a lot of time in the gym – we take Body Combat and Body Balance/yoga classes once a week, aim for at least one session of resistance weights and spend as much time as we can out in the forests and parks power-walking and jogging. You can find plenty of videos for all kinds of workouts on Youtube too, so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to get your butt moving! xx

  • Reply Jaq June 11, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Aww Stark is gorgeous! I love Dave (my hamster) but I really miss being a car around.I want to move house purely so I can have one!

    Here’s to 90 more happy days!

    Jaq @

    • Reply Gemma June 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Cats are officially the best thing about not only the internet but also life in general! x

  • Reply Simone June 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I have a treadmill but it’s become a VERY expensive clothes horse, haha!

    I might try this tag. I need to get out of this slump. Thank you very much for the tweet, it made me smile at a time when I needed it most!

    • Reply Gemma June 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      I wish I had a treadmill at home! Still for me nothing beats getting fresh air for a workout. Having a partner in crime to tag along with is massive inspiration too, I have much more fun out and about with Pants then I would on my own!

      You really should give it a go, even if you’re only happy for those five minutes it’s better than not feeling cheerful at all! I’m very glad to have made you smile at any rate, the best thing about being happy is that it’s contagious! =) x

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