What Makes You Happy?

Technically, there are lots of things that can make someone happy. Our sense of smell is directly connected to the emotional processing part of our brain, and science says that scents such as grapefruit and white florals are uplifting. Then there are certain feelings, like ones of accomplishment, which are also linked to feelings of happiness.

The overarching truth, of course, is that day to day, living our lives, happiness is subjective–but it’s safe to say we can learn a thing or two about being happy by observing the happiness of others. So, we asked four generally joyful people: What makes you happy? Read on, then check out their Instagram feeds. Another tip? Spray Happy on your sheets before you go to bed–really, it works!

Hey, Vogue Williams, model/DJ/tv presenter/radio host! What makes you happy?
“My family and friends, who have always been the constant in my life. We all go through ups and downs, but no matter what, I know I always have their love, support and help.”

Erika Fox, you’re an Irish blogger living in NYC. What makes you happy?
“What makes me happy? Having the opportunity to spend the lead-up to Christmas in New York City. It’s like something out of a movie!”

What makes you happy, blogger and YouTuber Rachel Martino?
“Happiness is a state of mind. I try and remember how lucky I am every day and smile!”

Oh hi, photographer Kimberly Genevieve. What makes you happy?
“In no particular order: hiking to the Hollywood sign, iced chai lattes, the Sunset Strip, my dog Dolly Parton, palm trees, the beach, road trips, lemonade, new projects, achieving my goals, bright colours, Palm Springs, meeting new creative people, outdoor concerts, my family, my man, photographing, and Mexican food.”

Photos (from top to bottom): Adriana CurcioRicky Gibb, Erika Fox, Christina Shields, Kimberly Genevieve.