50 Simple Things That Can Make You Feel Great

When you think about it, it’s true; very little is needed to feel happy.

It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.

― Paulo Coelho

Once in a while, an inspirational quote like this is a great reminder to take a step back from this busy world and look at the greener grass area on the other side. Think about it — not splurging on a gorgeous CHANEL handbag or traveling to a breathtaking place — but something so much simpler. Like, eating an ice cream.

things that make you feel great

To give you a better idea of what we mean, we found a survey that revealed a list of top 50 things that make us feel GREAT! Although the poll, commissioned by Bupa for the launch of their Feel Great Britain campaign, asked 2,000 people in GB, you’ll find that a lot of the picks are quite relatable to us in Malaysia too.


1. Sleeping in a freshly made bed

2. Feeling the sun on your face

3. People saying ‘thank you’ or a random act of kindness from a stranger

4. Finding money in unexpected places

5. Having time to myself

6. Laughing so hard it hurts

7. Snuggling on the sofa with a loved one

8. Freshly made bread

9. Doing something for others

10. The clean feeling after a shower

11. When your favourite song comes on the radio

12. Finding a bargain in the sales

13. Listening to the rainfall / thunderstorms when you’re inside

14. Freshly brewed tea / coffee

15. The thrill of personal achievement

16. Having a long hot bath

17. Seeing a fresh coating of snow

18. Freshly cut grass

19. Chocolate melting in your mouth

20. Doing something active outdoors (e.g. bike ride, run, country walk)

21. Bacon cooking in the morning

22. Talking to or playing with your pet

23. A soothing massage

24. That ‘Friday feeling’

25. A perfectly cooked steak

26. Waking up before the alarm and realising there’s more time to sleep

27. Doing exercise

28. Rainbows

29. Remembering the name of something / someone you thought you’d forgotten

30. Making a perfectly baked cake/pie

31. Stepping on crunchy autumn leaves

32. Popping bubble wrap

33. Swimming in the sea / lake

34. New car smell

35. Dancing like no one is watching

36. The smell of new books/magazines

37. Smell of a fine wine

38. Putting your ‘Out of Office’ on before going on holiday

39. Putting on a brand new pair of socks

40. Watching your breath float away in cold air

41. Getting new stationery

42. Singing in the shower

43. Getting a seat on the bus / train / tube

44. Picking an easy peel orange from the fruit bowl

45. Loosening your jeans after you’ve eaten

46. The ‘pop’ when you open a new jar of jam

47. Squeezing a spot

48. Cleaning the wax from your ears

49. Cleaning the bathroom

50. The Royal Family

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