A Simple Happy List For 2016

1st January 2016

A Simple Happy List |


Hello, and welcome to 2016! I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and the hangover isn’t too harsh!

I’m not one for reinventing the wheel or for setting myself unkind or unachievable new year resolutions. I believe life should be simple and if we focus on the basics everything else should fall into place – well that’s the plan anyway! With this in mind, I’m not setting myself any goals but simply updating my new year list of 2014. It includes all the things I try to focus on and for the most part, it keeps me out of mischief!

A Simple Happy List |


Be present
Laugh, lots
Cherish friendships
Indulge in happy things
Buy less stuff
Stress less, relax more
Exercise at least twice a week
Internet, less
Don’t compare
Give stuff to charity
Watch more films
Be silly
Embrace getting older
Ignore negativity
Enjoy every day, even grey Mondays
Be brave
Follow my heart
Indulge in day trips, holidays and adventures
Practice daily mediation
Never regret
Learn to say no
And also to say yes
Love lots
Be kind, to myself and others
Try new things
Eat, better
Save pennies for a rainy day
Don’t look back
And don’t stress about the future
Buy more new music
Have fresh flowers around my home
Let go of worry
Push back
Always be positive
Embrace creativity
Be different
Work hard
Take time out


A Simple Happy List |


During 2016, I plan to jot down my joyful moments and pop them in a jar with a view to having a collection of happy memories and achievements at the end of the year. So why not join me? And together we can celebrate all our successes, to help make ourselves feel fabulous! Here’s to a blissful, content, happy and healthy new year.

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  • Reply Judit 1st January 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Happy New Year Natasha! I may try myself the happy jar idea -it’ll be so cool to read through it by the end of the year, won’t it? Thanks for the idea!

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      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you – here’s to a jar of happy memories! x

  • Reply Diane ~ CraveCute 1st January 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Hope your holidays were bright and beautiful! Happy New Year! ~ Diane

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks Diane, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and new year. x

  • Reply Eva 2nd January 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I wish you a very happy 2016!! Continue to inspire us!! xoxo

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks Eva, I’ll try my best! x

  • Reply Christie Wyman 3rd January 2016 at 8:18 pm

    All the best for 2016, Natasha!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Happy New Year Christie, I hope you had a wonderful time in London and Oxford. x

  • Reply Sue 6th January 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Happy New Year Natasha! Hope 2016 is your best yet xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th January 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you. Happy New Year and I hope to see you soon! x

  • Reply Emmaly Knecht 6th January 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I love that your resolutions are centered on being positive and working on the inside of yourself, so inspiring!!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th January 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks so much! x

  • Reply This Kathryn Girl 11th January 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I love the idea of a happy jar!!!! Focusing on the happy things is such a good idea!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th January 2016 at 9:09 am

      Thanks so much, I have one note in my jar already! x

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