What little things make your life better?

(104 Posts)
BreathingDeep Tue 12-Oct-21 11:11:10

Other than the big stuff like love, family, support, a good job... what are the small things that make your life better or give you a lift?

For me, it has to be good music, interesting podcasts and fresh flowers. Oh and a new notepad and a pen that writes nicely.

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my8thMNusername Tue 12-Oct-21 11:15:14

Morning run while watching Below Deck (!).

A clean house.

my8thMNusername Tue 12-Oct-21 11:15:43

(I run on a treadmill which makes Prime viewing possible!!)

Letsallscreamatthesistene Tue 12-Oct-21 11:17:38

Tesco delivery - makes the chore of the weekly food shop more convenient

SentDeliveredRead Tue 12-Oct-21 11:21:20

A really good book , any sport and baking

ILiveInSalemsLot Tue 12-Oct-21 11:22:40

Good coffee in a nice mug
Books
Decluttering (not doing it but after it’s done)
Walks in scenic areas

Letsallscreamatthesistene Tue 12-Oct-21 11:24:03

Oh also going for a run in the woods

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Winecurestiredness Tue 12-Oct-21 11:24:16

Coffee in the morning, antidepressants, HRT, a wine in the evening

SixTwirlingTutus Tue 12-Oct-21 11:25:07

I had a costa mocha yesterday because I was early for the school pickup. I think I have to be early more often.

I have taken an AL day today just because I need it and will go out for lunch with a friend. Both our respective husbands will do the school run (school is a 40 minute drive away) so we are planning on WINE.

Keladrythesaviour Tue 12-Oct-21 11:27:23

A dog walk on a clear day.
A swim in our nearby lake, especially now the temperature is dropping.
Tea in one of the cappuccino mugs grin I do this for a treat. I'm an adult and they're my own cups so no idea why I don't do it all the time...
Cooking on a weekend

languagelover96 Tue 12-Oct-21 11:28:19

Dry sense of humor
Wine
Being out and about

BreasticlesNotTesticles Tue 12-Oct-21 11:29:33

Tidy (ish) hous
Fresh flowers

minipie Tue 12-Oct-21 11:34:23

Good coffee

Perfume

Sunshine (sadly not within my control)

A Whatsapp group chat where we can share outspoken opinions, moans etc openly

My cat

Increasingly, plants in the garden

Music - although whenever I put some on the DC want it switched to their choice which puts me off !

LazyMareofEastown Tue 12-Oct-21 11:35:50

True crime content on YouTube

Car tunes on my morning commute

Going out for dinner a few times a month with DP

Sex

Fancy coffee on a weekend morning (even better when combined with Matt Tebbutt's forearms on Sat Kitchen).

Box sets with posh snacks

Doing my nightly skincare routine. Nowt fancy or expensive but just makes me feel relaxed and happy.

LivingForPinkGin Tue 12-Oct-21 11:35:51

A bottle of red wine on a Friday night with my husband

Autumn walks

New stationary

BreathingDeep Tue 12-Oct-21 11:43:24

I love ALL of these!

Definitely a tidy house and fresh bedding, especially when teamed with clean PJs and freshly-shaved legs!

And definitely YES to the nice mug. Tea or coffee in a shoddy mug ruins it.

Sixtwirlingtutus have the best day. That sounds beyond amazing.

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TheLongDrop Tue 12-Oct-21 11:43:24

LazyMareofEastown

True crime content on YouTube

Car tunes on my morning commute

Going out for dinner a few times a month with DP

Sex

Fancy coffee on a weekend morning (even better when combined with Matt Tebbutt's forearms on Sat Kitchen).

Box sets with posh snacks

Doing my nightly skincare routine. Nowt fancy or expensive but just makes me feel relaxed and happy.



What's your choice of posh snack @LazyMareofEastown ? I'm always after a 'new poison'

AlfonsoTheDinosaur Tue 12-Oct-21 11:53:43

Online shopping.

Strokethefurrywall Tue 12-Oct-21 11:58:00

Early morning yoga in the dark followed by coffee and walking the dog as the sunrises.
A good book.
A great music track list
Running

TawnyPippit Tue 12-Oct-21 12:02:30

My electric bike. I feel all smug and eco and whizzy - a great combination!

Morgan12 Tue 12-Oct-21 12:06:01

So I'm planning the most perfect day for Saturday which makes my heart sing.

Will clean the house so it's spotless. Planning on having all washing done and everything!

I will have a lovely long bubble bath with my new book in the early evening.

New PJs and fresh bedding on. I will order from the local Italian and binge You with some Baileys on ice.

And then I will sleep a full 8 hours or maybe more.

All this makes me so so very happy.

pumpkinpie01 Tue 12-Oct-21 12:08:20

A clutter free house
A meal out at our local Indian
Evening dog walk

FollowYourOwnNorthStar Tue 12-Oct-21 12:12:26

My list:
- flowers, double the enjoyment if they are from my own garden
- the way I feel after yoga
- looking at an area/room/the house when it has. Bee decluttered and cleaned (not during)
- settling in with a good book
- brunch. The most delicious of all the meals.
- brunch with good friends. The most delicious of meals at the chattiest time of the day
- being greeted like a victorious Roman emperor by my parents’ dog
- that second I wake up on the weekend and realise it’s a non-work day
- talking to my sister for hours on the phone about nothing (rare we get the chance, these days)
- working from home on a Monday. It has made the Sunday night blues disappear
- a good meal out with friends/family
- preparing for Christmas
- the smell of roses or sweet peas
- the taste of home grown tomatoes
- bruschetta
- diving into a wave just before it breaks on you
- emerging out on the other side of a wave and feeling the pull against the water
- my cat when he is asleep (and therefore not misbehaving!)

HereticFanjo Tue 12-Oct-21 12:13:25

Good friends, nice coffee, swimming in the sea, blankets on the sofa, singing, something to binge watch, cat sleeping on me like right now - like a furry hot water bubble.

FollowYourOwnNorthStar Tue 12-Oct-21 12:13:44

Also fresh sheets, and curling up in bed on a cold night.

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