How to be happier

How to be happier

I've been thinking a lot lately about happiness.

When most people are asked what they want from life they say "I just want to be happy". But what does that look like? How do we get there?

I think a lot of happiness can be found in small steps towards a worthwhile goal.
If someone wants a new job, they will feel a lot happier after sorting out their CV, a tiny step towards a happier life.

If someone wants to get fitter, they will feel a lot happier after their first workout, even if it was tiny and their fitness level hasn't changed yet.

I don't want to sound all lame and sappy on you, but I think there is a lot of happiness to be found in hope.

I have a very big secret goal, actually I've never told anyone before. So please promise you won't laugh? I want to open an Elephant Sanctuary. I don't know how yet, but I know it's gonna be a lot of fun figuring it out.

What does happiness look like to you?


  • Robin

    As a physically disabled person, it is disappointing to see you use the word ‘lame’ as a synonym for embarrassing or bad. I was so excited to see myself represented in a wheelchair using fox character in my subscription box, so this was an unpleasant surprise because you seemed more inclusive than this. Happiness to me is knowing I am included and accepted as my full and authentic self and it hurts to find out that someone who I thought respected people like me uses ableist language.
    Sugar and Sloth replied:
    Hi Robin, Oh no, I’m so sorry this caused offence. Thank you so much for letting me know. I have edited the post now to use the word “cringe” instead. Thank you again for making me aware, Anita x

  • Jacintha

    I need to be around animals. Especially my dogs and rabbits are really helping me out with my PTSD and anxiety issues.
    Sugar and Sloth replied:
    Ooh that’s such a good tip, animals are the best! :) x

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