The Little Things

On the reg, I’m not necessarily the “happiest” person in the room. I let everything get to me, and I’m often in a funk of some sort. But after spending a majority of this semester by myself I’ve truly grown to realize that you need to be your own best friend! If you don’t love yourself, no one else will (can someone say cliché). Naturally, I made a list of all the little things in life that improve my mood by 300%.

GOING INTO THE STEAM ROOM / SAUNA

CLEANING MY ROOM THEN LIGHTING A SCENTED CANDLE

FRESH SHEETS

A COMFY + CLEAN WHITE COMFORTER THAT ISN’T STAINED FROM ALL THE SNACKS I EAT IN BED

THE NAP AT THE END OF  YOGA CLASS WHEN THEY START RECITING INSPIRATIONAL MUMBO JUMBO

JUMPING INTO A POOL

AN ICED GREEN TEA LATTE

STAYING AT A PARTY ONCE EVERYONE IS GONE SO YOU CAN DISCUSS IT AND BINGE EAT THE LEFTOVER FOOD

WHEN A FRIEND SENDS YOU SOMETHING AND GOES “THIS REMINDED ME OF YOU”

GOING ON A LONG WALK SOMEWHERE PRETTY WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE.. AKA ONCE A MONTH BC #HOUSTON

RUNNING INTO AN OLD FRIEND

FINDING THE PERFECT PLAYLIST TO MATCH YOUR #MOOD

LAYING IN BED AND LISTENING TO THE RAIN

WATCHING MOVIE TRAILERS FOR HOURS

SITTING AT BARNES AND NOBLE READING A GOOD BOOK

THE SMELL OF COFFEE WHEN STUDYING

WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH BAUER AND 4+ PEOPLE SAY HI TO YOU

WHEN THEY START CRUNKING IN ZUMBA CLASS (IS CRUNKING EVEN A WORD?)

BONFIRES

GETTING A PACKAGE IN THE MAIL

DRIVING PAST THE HOUSTON SKYLINE

A HOT CUP OF TEA

THE FEELING OF A SHEET MASK

WHEN YOU WATCH DRY SHAMPOO BRING YOUR HAIR BACK TO LIFE

SINGING OUT LOUD IN THE CAR

THE YOGI TEA INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

CHECKING BLACKBOARD AND NOT CRYING AFTERWARDS

WHEN YOU HIT THE REGISTER AND AN ITEM IS CHEAPER THAN MARKED

WHEN THE PROFESSOR PROVIDES YOU A SCANTRON

FREE FOOD

WHEN PEOPLE LAUGH AT YOUR JOKES

“ANNNNND ALLLLL THESE LITTLE THINGS!!!”

iman balagam