You know you have a good friendship when you can pick up exactly where you left off, no matter how long it has been and I am so grateful to have such amazing best friends all over the world, in London, Kenya and Canada.
When catching up, a good French wine is always welcome (and essential) and on one such sunny Sunday afternoon, one of my London bestie and I shared a fantastic bottle of Chablis Vieilles Vines 2015.
With its light golden colour, hints of almonds, citrus and flowers and elegant, rich taste, it was the perfect wine, chilled perfectly, and really special with its pleasant flavours and summery aromas. #PureChablis
Really easy to drink, as we chatted away, it made me realise that spending time with friends makes me so much happier, no matter what is going on in life.
There are other things which can uplift your mood, and my top 5 ways to live a happier life are as follows.
Spend more time with family and friends
Life can get overwhelmingly busy at times, but always set aside time to meet and catch up with family and friends, as it makes things so much more bearable and it is always something to look forward to. Get that date in the diary!
Go outside more
Being stuck indoors or at your desk for extended periods of time can be unproductive and leave you feeling frustrated. A simple walk to get some fresh air can really help boost your mood and enhance productivity.
Help others without expecting anything in return
Do things, no matter how big or small, to help others without expecting anything in return. The feeling of having made a difference is so lovely, and you will have made someone’s day or life better in your own way.
Don’t be ashamed of who you are. Be yourself. You will attract the right people rather than chasing after people expecting you to be a different person to who you are. It is so much easier to play the role of yourself 😉
Ps. This is where I admit my crazy cat lady tendencies.
Don’t wait or put things off
Life is short, so do those things you have always wanted to do. The pleasure of ticking something off your list is really satisfying! Book that holiday, do that course or learn that language today.
Do you have any tips on how to be happier? Would love to hear them in the comments below.
For more information on Chablis wines go to: http://www.chablis-wines.com
I was sent bottles of Chablis to enjoy over summer. All views and photos are my own.