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Journal: 5 Wonderful, Game-Changing Purchases That Upped My Happiness Quotient

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Hey friends! Today, I'm sharing a few things that made me happy this past year. Gifting season is upon us, you know.

Now, these are not necessarily things I recommend you get. They are simply things that make me happy. These gems are more than just things to me; they're my happiness boosters.

Let's dive into my happy list:

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1. Essential Oil Diffuser: Aromatherapy Magic

First up, the essential oil diffuser – my zen-inducing sidekick. Picture this: the gentle waft of lavender or eucalyptus filling the air as you kick back and unwind. It's a game-changer for relaxation. I also love a good orange or lemon smell to wake me up. Here is the one I bought: URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser

2. Sunrise Alarm Clock: Wake Up on the Bright Side

Anyone who knows me knows I work best when the sun is out. If the sun is up, I'm up. So... no sun, no early morning whatever. The sunrise alarm clock is like a personal sunrise on your bedside table. It gradually brightens, mimicking the natural dawn, gently nudging you awake. No more jarring alarms; just a peaceful, nature-inspired wake-up call. It's amazing how starting the day with a simulated sunrise can set a positive tone. Here is the one I bought: Sunrise Alarm Clock

3. UV Light Sanitizer Box: Cleanliness with a High-Tech Twist

In the era of heightened hygiene awareness, my UV light sanitizer box has become my go-to for germ-fighting. Pop in your phone, keys, jewelry, whatever, and let the UV magic do its thing. It's a small investment for peace of mind and a squeaky-clean environment. Plus, sick season is upon us and illness is definitely a happiness-sucker. Here is the one I bought: Cahot UV Light Sanitizer Box

4. Water Bottle: Hydration Hero

Staying hydrated is a happiness hack often overlooked. Enter the water bottle – a game-changer in the hydration department. I got a nice one that keeps my drinks icy cold or piping hot for hours. YETI Here is the one I have: Yeti Rambler 18 oz Bottle

5. Record Player: Analog Serenity

There's something magical about the crackle of vinyl and the intentional act of placing a record on the player. My record player has brought a touch of analog nostalgia into my life. Plus, music boosts happiness and focus. (Win win with my ADHD). Here is the one I like ('cause it's small): Vinyl Record Player 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Portable 

Listen. Is buying things the answer? Not necessarily. Shopping usually only gives a short-lived boost in happiness, BUT these purchases have been worth the money and have gotten countless uses from me!

What are some purchases that have brought a smile to your face lately? Share your happiness hacks in the comments!

Here's to happiness!


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