Learning to live a Happier life









Every day that I wake up, I wake up happier than the last well at least I think I do, perhaps it just seems that way, but none the less, I feel it and even on those days where I might not have got the full 40 winks. It’s important for me to feel happy every day because the moment I let go of that feeling is the moment I fall out of love with life. The old me didn’t understand that you had to consciously live a happy life, it doesn’t just happen. You learn to live happier and you learn how to love life. So if you have ever wondered how I evolved from a mixed up little teenager into the happy-go-lucky twenty something year old that I am today, then I’m about to tell you my secrets.


We have all experienced times in our lives where we feel that we may have been wronged and it’s even harder to take when its from someone you like, cared about or even aspired to be. But holding on to those feelings of animosity will inevitably consume you and any happiness that you may have once felt.

But learning to let go, accept what has happened and move the hell on from it, perhaps even learning a little and growing as a person along the way really is a satisfying and liberating process. All you have to do is let it go.



You know all those people who moan about people who post status’ and pictures about going to the gym? Well that is exactly the kind of person you do not want to be. That person hasn’t experienced or embraced the feeling of taking care of themselves and doesn’t quite understand how exhilarating it is. I’m sure one day they will but until then simply ignore them and embrace the endorphins.

Exercise absolutely changed my world it enabled me to fall in love with my body, learn just how disciplined I am and also push myself through nothing but motivation. It really did mould me into a better person.


Be Thankful

Being thankful is something I practise daily as outlined in previous posts. I’m thankful to simply wake up in the morning so everything else just blows my mind. I’m thankful for the amazing people I have in my life, like seriously there’s billions of us out there and I got blessed with a bunch of the best, what are the odds. I’m thankful that I am able to sit and snuggle with Lumi whilst sipping on a velvety coffee in the morning for just a few minutes extra, I’m thankful for the frost I had to scrape off my windscreen this morning and I’m thankful for all of these little moments throughout every day.


Surround Yourself with goodness

As I mentioned, somehow I ended up with a great bunch of humans surrounding me. But when I say somehow what I really mean is I selected them intrinsically. From the best friend who selflessly helps me in day to day life or picks me up when I need it most to the Grandma who was there when I needed her the most. Those are the people who I choose to keep around me, who enrich my world every day and make it as happy as it is.


How do you live the happy life?


  1. Amy 21st January 2016 / 7:58 am

    I just love love love these pictures! Totally agree with your tips how to be happier, surrounding yourself with goodness is the key if you ask me 🙂

  2. Hollie 21st January 2016 / 8:36 am

    Love this!!! x

  3. Marlene 21st January 2016 / 9:12 am

    What a lovely post to read first thing in the morning! Have a lovely day x

  4. Tashi Skervin 21st January 2016 / 11:45 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, and words to live by xxx

  5. Zoe 21st January 2016 / 11:55 am

    What a lovely post ?? Have a great day Xxx

  6. Mia 21st January 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Hey Lydia, what a great post!
    I do wake up happy, but my positivity and energy level just goes down super quickly. How do you manage to stay focused all day and have enough energy and motivation to do everything?
    I just feel exhausted and sleepy…and because of that I can’t do much.

  7. Emma 21st January 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Just watching these pictures, make me feel happier. I love this post, Lydia. It’s so amazing!
    (your cat is the cutest!!)


  8. Sophie 21st January 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Such a lovely post, everyone needs to learn these lessons. You look absolutely beautiful x

  9. Shellie Skillen 21st January 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Your absolutely gorgeous! Such a good post I completely agree with the fitness point, couldn’t have put it better!
    There’s nothing worse than people who want to put others down for trying to better themselves!

    Shellie Skillen

  10. Catarina 22nd January 2016 / 7:36 am

    Sometimes gym photos can be motivation for others.

  11. Adele 22nd January 2016 / 10:26 am

    I’m right there with you Lydia! You make a choice when you get out of bed to either be happy, or not. I also exercise a lot & like you adore the buzz it gives.
    Love your pj’s btw!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  12. El 23rd January 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Lovely pictures. Great tips, I would also add living in the moment and not looking at the past or anything. it does help


  13. Lins @Boo & Maddie 24th January 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I’m such a firm believer in being happy and feel so grateful and blessed to be that way every day despite some difficult times in the past. Your tips to achieve it are spot on and I wouldn’t want life other way. Adore Lumi X

  14. Monnie 24th January 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Perfect… brilliant flow of life xx

  15. Jade 28th January 2016 / 5:25 am

    Great post as always Lydia, you always put things into perspective and you’re such a positive inspirational person!

    I love your decor too, is there any chance you could do a post on your home decor soon?? xx

  16. Tessa 28th January 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Your cat is so so gorgeous! And your hair is the dream haha!

  17. Hannah 29th January 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I love reading your posts, very inspirational! Also, I am loving the recent YouTube video with Ali.

  18. Steph 30th January 2016 / 10:40 am

    Love this post, working on my happiness. Thanks for sharing these ideas

    Steph x


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