What Makes You Happy? Here Are The Top 50 Things!

What makes you happy is such a difficult question. Ask 100 people and you will probably get 100 different answers. A new survey reveals that the answer for everyone is simple. I mean it’s something simple like listening to your favorite song or receiving a cake. But, according to the survey we only have about 1 simple pleasure a day. That’s not enough!


  • Listening to your favorite songs
  • A nice dinner
  • Watching your favorite movie
  • Finishing a really good book
  • Doing exercise
  • Spotting a species of bird you’ve never seen before
  • Seeing flowers and trees blossom
  • Wearing an outfit that makes you feel good
  • Home cooking
  • A match on Hinge (or other dating site) with someone you’re attracted to
  • Stunning views
  • Going to the beach
  • Not having to set the alarm at the weekend or on a day off
  • Getting a delivery in the mail
  • Dining out
  • Finding money you had forgotten about
  • Laughing out loud at a film
  • Having dinner made for you
  • Staying in bed on a Sunday morning
  • Making someone smile or laugh
  • Sound of rain on the window
  • Having a picnic
  • Hearing the wind blow through the trees
  • Being somewhere new
  • Sleeping in a freshly made bed
  • Receiving a compliment from a stranger
  • Swimming outside
  • Discovering new food
  • Feeling of sun on your face
  • Playing sport with friends or family
  • Waking up to sun
  • Donating to charity
  • Getting a cuddle from your children
  • Meeting new people
  • Buying fresh local food produce
  • Hearing nothing but birds tweeting
  • Payday
  • Cake
  • Having a coffee/tea in bed
  • People watching
  • Putting your out of office on as you head off on a vacation
  • Smell of toast in the morning
  • Spontaneous outings
  • Long walks
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Sleeping in a big incredibly comfy bed
  • Wearing a new pair of socks for the first time
  • Having a gossip or catchup with friends
  • Being in the countryside
  • Seeing a butterfly

-- Doug O’Brien

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