The Small Joys Tag

Thank you!

I want to thank Tia from tallblondetales for nominating me for this awesome tag! I know that this year has been filled with a lot of negativity but I think it’s always a good idea to remember the positives and be grateful for the small joys in life. Tia has a really awesome blog with lifestyle posts, beauty posts and so much more. Do go over to her blog- I know you will love it- by clicking here. 

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who tagged you 
  2. List 15 of your small joys (they can be as weird, random and silly as you want to make them) 
  3. Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!) Have fun with it! 

My Small Joys: 

Rain

One of my favourite things in the world is listening to the sound of the rain! I love to just sit in the rain and drink some tea while reading or take a nap because you know you are going to sleep really well while it’s raining outside. I think rain just has a very calming effect on me. 

Another thing I really love about the rain is the way that everything smells so muddy and fresh. I always open my windows to smell that.

Cooking

Cooking is one thing that really brings me a lot of joy. To be honest I sort of hated cooking when I was a child and even as a teenager. I always thought it was a bit too much of a hassle and to be honest I just preferred to eat the food than make it lol. 

However, by the time I was around eighteen years old I started learning how to cook and I ended up really enjoying. I think what sparked my interest was watching a bunch of YouTuebe recipe videos- the food looked so good I wanted to try making it myself! 

Another thing that really made cook a lot more was changing to a plant based diet. I think a lot of foods look so good but are not vegan friendly so I ended up making my own vegan versions of traditionally non-vegan foods and this was super fun because it was a challenge plus I got to try lots of new dishes. 

Eating Something New

As you can probably tell by the amount of posts about food on this blog- I love food. I love cooking food and more than anything I love eating food. Especially new dishes that I’ve never tried before or that I did not eat growing up. I think one of the reasons I like Korean food so much is that it’s new to me. Eating is definitely something that brings me joy. 

Cats

What can I say- I am absolutely obsessed with cats. They are so cute and weird- I can totally relate lol! I think playing with a cat for a while or watching cat videos on YouTube is such a great stress reliever.

Finding The Perfect Foundation

This one may not be relatable to everyone but if you are someone that wears foundation and especially if you are a woman of colour you know the struggle to find an affordable foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly. Thankfully, brands are a lot more inclusive these days but I remember back in the day when I had to mix like three foundations to get my shade. I still mix two when I use my ELF foundation lol. 

But the satisfying feeling you get when you find that one foundation that looks like it was just made for you just hits different. 

Art

Art is something that I have always found interesting because both my mother and my sister are very good at art and my mum used to do a lot of artsy stuff when I was younger. However, I have never been very good at it and I definitely can not compare my work to theirs so I kind of stopped doing art till recently.

During the lockdown I started doing art on apps on my phone and it turned out to be really fun! I think it’s a great way to shut off your brain for a while and just relax. I have really been enjoying doing art and it has also been really great for my anxiety. I have written posts about my art journey that you can check out by clicking here.  

Sleeping In

If you know me you know that I love my sleep. Seriously, if you wake me up I will hate you forever. Like FOREVER. I think one of the best things is when you finally take a day off and sleep in and have a lazy day of staying in and not doing much. It’s such a great way to just relax and get some much needed rest/sleep. 

Doing Nothing

So I have always been one of those people with a very hyper brain and I just constantly need to be doing something otherwise I feel like I’m wasting time. However, over the last few months I have not been able to do a lot of the things I would generally do and it sort of forced me to spend some time doing nothing. I’m pretty glad that I was able to experience that because not I see how vital it is to take some time off and just relax and do nothing. It’s so satisfying and it really helps you prepare for the rest of the week. 

Finding The Perfect Book

As a self-proclaimed bookworm I love reading. I didn’t know if the rest of you guys who like to read ever experience this but sometimes I am just in the mood to read something specific but I don’t know what it is so I start looking at the summary’s of different books till I find one that sounds about right. A lot of times I find books I like but that are not exactly what I was looking for. Other times I find a book that is exactly what I am looking for and honestly it is one of the best feelings ever. 

Stationery 

I have always had this weird obsession for stationery. I’m not sure when it started but as far as I can remember I was always excited to stationery shopping before school starts and buy cute pens, pencils, highlighters etc. And using them for the first time is just so exciting. I don’t know if this one is weird because I do have a lot of weird mini-obsessions but using new stationery or going stationery shopping is seriously the best. 

Finding Pants That Fit 

I know that a lot of people struggle with finding the pants that fit especially if you’re a bit curvy/thick like I am. The ones that fit your waist perfectly and too tight for your thighs and the ones that fit your thighs are too loose for your waist. However, once in a while you find pants that are just so comfortable and fit so perfectly that you never want to take them off. 

Crying

I always have a pretty hard time expressing myself and I kind of stopped crying for a bit which was an awful idea. These days when I feel like crying I just go ahead and cry and honestly it feels great. Once you’re done crying you feel so much more relaxed and at peace. 

Hanging With Friends/Family

I think what I miss most at the moment is hanging out with my friends and family. Spending time with the people you care about is the most precious thing in the world and I will always cherish the memories we made together. I think at the end of the day the thing you remember the most if the memories you made with your closest friends and family. 

Going Out/Travelling

I don’t like going out a lot but I still like to go out sometimes and I always try to pick a place to go that’s unique and fun. I have been lucky enough to make so many memories travelling both in the country and out of the country. Travelling is definitely something that brings me a lot of joy. 

Fall

I just love fall! Not only is it super pretty but it’s also the perfect weather- not too hot and not too cold. I have a hard time in summer because I’m not used to the heat and I love winter but it can be a bit annoying because I use public transport. However, fall is just right so I try to do my travelling/going out when it’s fall. I also love all the drinks that come with fall, wearing hoodies and sweater and cute jackets! 

My Nominees

I think this is such a fun way to spread some positive energy throughout the WordPress community and that is why I am nominating everyone reading this post. I would love for you to share what makes you happy and what brings you joys. I would love to get as many people involved in this tag as possible so if you are reading this please consider doing this tag. 

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55 thoughts on “The Small Joys Tag

  1. Oh I love this post!!! I’ll participate 😊 I’m one of those curvy girls that can’t find pants that fit, I’ve got yellow undertones on my face but warmer on my body so foundation always look weird, like I’m not matching my body. Food is heaven! Sleeping in is precious… gosh you are so relatable Pooja!

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  2. Doing nothing and sleeping in… I’m not a lazy person but I’ve been more of these two recently😅
    I love art! I’m quite good at drawing except I’ve not really invested my time into it.
    Love what you said about crying… over the years I’ve learnt how beneficial and efficient it is to let go and cry when you feel like it or need to.

    Enjoyed reading your answers!💚

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    1. Lol I have been sleeping in a lot lately as well!

      Thank you and I would love to see your art some time as well if you ever decide to share it. Crying and being emotional is honestly so helpful.

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  3. Congrats!! I agree with all of them but I really relate so much to the joy that is finding a pair of trousers that actually fit ahaha 😂 Loved reading this post, it reminds me of how many small positive things we sometimes overlook on our daily life 😊 Thanks for sharing them!

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  4. Congrats on your Small Joys Tag Pooja but actually, these should be Big Joys. You have a whole lotta things to be joyful for and I’m glad you’re sharing em with us!
    Personally, I’m maybe in that phase of hating/loving cooking. I keep a recipe book where I scribble stuff here and there, hoping that one day I’ll use the recipes when I become a genius cook.

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