Happiness and joy are very subjective to everyone, but here are some popular everyday things that seem to make a lot of women happy.
There are a lot of things that bring happiness to different people for different reasons. It can be a sunny day after the rainy season, it can be holding hands and getting coffee with your partner, or it can be something tangible like your favorite skin care products or having lots of books. To know what makes different people, especially women, happy, a question was asked on the r/AskWomen subreddit. u/AbrocomaEmbarassed asked, "What are your favorite 'everyday luxuries' that bring you joy?" Women had a lot of responses to this. Right from the decor in their house and getting their nails done to fancy crockery and cheese. Here are 10 of our favorite responses, in the hopes that you enjoy reading them and relate!
Smart lights that make my apartment an absolute vibe. Everything is usually set to be this gorgeous reddish-golden tone with accents of pinks and purples, so I’m basically living in the middle of a sunset all day. Paired with my loads of plants, heated blanket and fully connected speaker system with my favorite chill tunes playing all day, I’ve turned my apartment into the most relaxing space I could imagine. u/modus-ludus
My ability to travel. I love traveling, I can work remotely and am paid enough to where I can travel anywhere anytime I want. I recently went back to America for a convention and then back to Singapore and I plan on going to Australia for New Year and then going to New York City next spring. I have a good job and zero kids, so traveling is a breeze. Edit: As some people guessed, I work in IT, I have two degrees and multiple certifications in the field, so a remote job was easy to snag. u/MidnightFireHuntress
We just finished a gigantic full-house remodel and my biggest surprise about the whole thing is my love for my luxury Japanese toilet. My husband insisted and I relented even though it seemed to be about 10 times the price it needed to be and totally dumb, but wowee do I love it. The seat is heated, opens and lights up when you approach, full bidet with multiple memory settings, flushes and closes the lid automatically. It is ridiculous and dumb, but I love it every single time I use it. u/Imaunderwaterthing
Candles and plug-ins and scents galore! My dad was a firefighter so growing up, I was never allowed to have open flames anywhere and would get reminder notes to unplug my curling iron or else! So now that I own my own home, I light candles whenever the f*** I want! Still with some anxiety and always with precautions and fire safety in mind, damn it to hell. u/SassyPantsPoni I need to experiment with plug-ins. I need my house to smell fresh and pretty (it’s an older home), but some of those scents can be overwhelming and too artificial smelling… like bad Bonne Bell lipgloss from my childhood! u/LocalAndi
My health. I'm so very grateful to be able to live healthily and exercise and go about my day without being hindered by an illness, pain or other ailment. The other would be living close to nature. Two minutes by bicycle and I'm in the woods. I live in a small, quiet town and once in a while I have to go to a big city to get things I need and I'm always glad to be back home, far from the madding crowd. u/Westraid
Housekeeper and driver. Maybe it doesn't directly bring me joy, but it does make life a lot easier and allows for more time to enjoy other things. u/ladylemondrop209 Finally getting my house cleaned regularly has changed my life. I was diagnosed with chronic anemia two years ago and just can’t keep up with it the way I used to (I used to clean houses for years). This has also helped with issues with me feeling resentment for being the one who does all the housework in my marriage. I still do all the laundry and linens and most of the cooking, but can’t win them all. u/mermaid86
Fancy lattes from the local coffee shop and my purse, a bra that fits and is comfortable. u/Environmental_bat_1 A bra that fits! Preach! I was wearing sports bras for years with crazy back pain before I decided to give them a shot and oh my god my boobs are so supported and perky and small looking with no back or shoulder pain. I never think about it anymore, but I guess that’s just a reminder of how good it is. u/essentialcitrus
Basically, everything connected to my appearance. For example, I've gone to a stylist who's helped me define my color type and geometry. I read a lot about fashion, style and expressing oneself with the help of clothing, so I can dress myself as well as celebrities are getting dressed by their stylists. Every time I look at myself in a mirror, I'm glad I had two plastic surgeries. Yesterday I got my brows done again, so glad I won't have to draw them myself for one more year! Manicure makes me feel a bit more glad and confident, too - sometimes when I start feeling sad, I stare at my nails and concentrating on them helps me get distracted from depressive thoughts. Also Airpods! I could afford them only with installments, but they're so damn comfortable! Totally worth their price. u/Parimnimi
I woke up every morning to being held by my partner and having our two kittens by our feet. Then I roll out of bed to feed the kittens and then make coffee in the kitchen of my first apartment. And then putting on my work outfit for the first job I have landed since being out of college. Little things that make me appreciate how hard I’ve worked and how far I’ve come to actually being on my own in this world (vs. the stuff I went through a few years ago) u/beanfox101
Freedom to eat out! I love good food and trying new flavors. When I was in high school, my parents gave me exactly $1.50 for public school lunch (blegh), while most of my friends would have an allowance to eat out. It was so embarrassing to be hanging out and have to say, 'No, I can’t go with you guys, I’ll see you later.' Sometimes I would skip lunch for multiple days just to be able to go out with everyone once. Now it’s so freeing to be able to go with the flow. u/1percentsamoyedmama