The Happiness Tag

Lately, I’ve been on a job hunt and let me tell you, that’s some really depressing stuff. I’d like to think I’m a generally happy person, but trying to find a job has kind of kept me a little down. I think it’d be nice to remind myself of some of the things that make me happy.

Eons ago, I was tagged by Beth @ Reading Every Night. Thanks so much for tagging me, Beth! So sorry it took me this long to get around to it.


List 5 Things That Make You Happy

Playing Video Games With My Brother

While I love playing video games all on my own, I always find it more enjoyable when I play games with my brother, especially when we’re playing on the same team for games like Borderlands and Left For Dead. I also love backseat gaming. I’m not that good at games like Skyrim or Assassin’s Creed, but he is. So, I like to just watch and relax (and add in my two cents when needed).

Spending Time With My Close Friends

Before I left for Ireland, I became really close with my roommates. My semester with them, was by far, the best semester I ever had, second only to my semester in Ireland. They’ve become like sisters to me. We’ve decided to go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, and whatever large event that interests us every year until it’s just not possible anymore.

Going to the Movies

Whether I go alone or with friends and family, I find going to the cinema a real treat. I absolutely adore movies and while it’s easy to watch them at home on Netflix, I find going to the movies to be much more exciting and memorable. Also, I like collecting ticket stubs!

Taking Long Walks

I hate the gym and so I make up for my lack of physical activity by going on long walks. But I don’t like to walk just to stay active. I like to walk because I love being outdoors and I finally have time to myself to just think and daydream.


I’m the type of person who needs things to be clean and orderly at home. It hurts my soul to see clothes strewn about, unmade beds, and dirty carpets. Cleaning helps me find a slice of happiness in my everyday routine!

I thought it’d be too easy for me to add books/reading to this list. But obviously books make me very, very happy indeed.

List 5 Songs That Make You Happy

Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon

I can’t help but dance whenever this song comes on. And dancing also makes me happy so this song is the perfect solution to whenever I’m feeling a little down.

Schoolin’ Life – Beyoncé

This song is a bit underrated and is, in my opinion, one of Beyoncé’s best. It’s fantastically upbeat (perfect for dancing) and it’s got some pretty good lyrics. It brings a smile to my face whenever I put it on.

I Lived – OneRepublic

I love this song because it’s just so uplifting and inspirational and full of goodness. It’s a song that’s meant to make you smile. And that’s exactly what I do whenever I hear it!

La Vita è Bella – Nicola Piovani

Sometimes, words aren’t needed to bring a bit of happiness. I haven’t seen the movie, Life is Beautiful, but I know it’s quite sad. This little score, however, is far from it. I put it on whenever I’m in a good mood and whenever I need to be in a good mood.

Hard Times – Paramore

At this point in my life, I relate to this song on a personal, no, a spiritual level.

As an extra, Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” is also a song that brings a smile to my face every. single. time. It’s just so fun and lighthearted. A nice little remedy to the blues.

My Tagees

Everyone! I’m not lazy (not entirely). I just thought this tag should be open to all 😀 Feel free to do this one if you’d like!

Thanks for stopping by! See ya soon ❤ 

7 thoughts on “The Happiness Tag

  1. Great answers for this tag Azia, and don’t worry about taking a little time to get around to this one either. You should see how old some of the tags in my queue currently are. I am so behind at the moment! 🙂
    I think these are some great lists as well. Spending time with my friends always makes me really happy as well, and I LOVE Hard Times by Paramore and Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon, they are definitely two of my happy songs as well. If they’d been released when I did this tag I reckon they’d have made my list as well.
    Good luck with the job hunting as well. I was going through that a little while ago and while it does suck when you find somewhere you tend to find it was all worth it in the end. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Beth! Honestly, I think we’re ALL behind at the moment haha. These past few months have been hectic!
      Aren’t those two songs just the best?! I can’t stop listening to them. They are on my permanent repeat list lol
      Thank you! I really do hope I find that job that fits me well 🙂 I have faith though ❤

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      1. That’s all right! Yeah they really have been, June always seems to be a busy month for me but these first two weeks have been busier than I ever thought they would be.
        Ha, same here. They’re constantly on my Recently Played playlist, and likely my Top 25 Played one too.
        That’s all right, I’m sure you’ll find one soon! ❤

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      2. Same for me! I’ve just been trying to get things in order. But I hope it’s been a good kind of busy for you 🙂
        Oh they’re definitely in my Top 25 haha. Thank so much, Beth! ❤

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  2. This is a sweet tag! I love that you said you enjoy playing video games with your brother. That is how my brother and I bonded when we were kids. We played and beat all the Halo games together!

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    1. Isn’t it?? And thank you! I love playing with my big bro. Video games were the main thing that we bonded over as children, too. Our favorites were Sonic Adventure (1 & 2), Tomb Raider, and Power Stone War when we were really young. Now we like Borderlands, Left for Dead, Call of Duty, and other shooters. Halo is so fun! I’m horribly bad at it, but it’s still a lot of fun 😀

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