23 Sep 2015

Emergency Happiness

Happiness is a funny thing, you can be having the best time and then suddenly everything changes.  Despite having had an amazing holiday, I have not been feeling the best this past week due to a combination of post-holiday blues, a lurking lurgy leaving me feeling wiped out and unfortunately one of my little goldfish died.  Now usually when I feel down I turn to the fridge, so when this Emergency Happiness package from Viking arrived at my door, it couldn't have come at a better time, both for my sanity and my waistline.

I was contacted by Viking whose #Emergencyhappiness campaign is to spread 'more smiles and happiness' through packages full of goodies to help spread a little joy for when you're having one of those off days.

I didn't know what to expect to receive, however inside the little brown box was the perfect combination of lovely things and also stuff that was just a tiny bit silly which put a smile on my face.
The contents included sweets (which have been kindly donated to a grateful boyfriend), a lovely heart-shaped slate and a little pot of bubbles which I actually keep in my handbag because who doesn't love bubbles?  There was also a small bag with a Lotto Hotpicks ticket (didn't win unfortunately), a lucky penny and 'eternal happiness dust' i.e. glitter in tiny jars - too cute.  I also received a wooden chest filled with tea and biscuits, because tea does solve most problems, a bag filled with a little eraser creature, jazzy plasters and sunflower seed papers which I particularly like.  I also got a notebook, pencil, a flower pen, a sparkly stress ball and of course, bubble wrap, the ultimate stress reliever.

I did have a little chuckle at some of the contents, I mean that blue sheep creature is ridiculous, but I do love it.  The package certainly cheered me up so job done I'd say!

Here are some other tips for when you need a bit of emergency happiness:

• Get outside and go somewhere beautiful; nature is a great healer and one remedy that I always turn to on a bad day.

• Exercise is a massive stress-reliever which in turn can lift your mood.

• Play your favourite songs and have a dance.  I've heard this can help, because obviously I don't do this in my kitchen in the middle of the day...

• Make goals to look forward to, because even if right now isn't going to plan, you know that there will always be something good at the end of it.

• Do a good deed for someone else (like make an Emergency Happiness package), because seeing someone else happy because of you is a wonderful feeling.

Thanks to Viking for the lovely gifts and for inspiring me to make my own boxes of goodies to send to loved ones.  Would you consider making your own Emergency Happiness package?


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  1. That's rotten that you've been a bit down recently. What a fab idea to have an #Emergency happiness campaign and the timing for you to receive a box. I'm thinking students who are starting their first year at University and feeling homesick would live this gift. You suggestions for naturally lifting your mood were spot on. I hope you are smiling more and more each day and the lurking lurgy has been kicked into touch. Sammie x

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    1. Such perfect timing! Yes, that would be a really great idea, I'd certainly have loved one in my first year. Thank you, the lurgy came out in full force, but fortunately was short lived :) Feeling much better now x

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  2. Cute post and a lovely idea. I actually made my husband a happiness bag when we first started dating which had tea and bubbles in it too. Great minds! x

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    1. Thank you, such a nice idea isn't it? Oh that's so sweet! x

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  3. I love this idea! Such a pick me up and they filled it with so many goodies! :) Alice xx

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    1. Yes! I was really pleasantly surprised by all of the gifts :) x

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  4. Emergency Happiness - that is a great idea for autumn! Great way to cheer someone on a rainy day! Let's connect on Bloglovin https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/igaberry-13323143 & Twitter https://twitter.com/igaberry1 Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  5. I'm a big fan of nature and a bit of running to help with rubbish times and moods :) Although, must admit, I do detest bubbles haha

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    1. Whaaat, how!? Haha, love me some bubbles x

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  6. Playing my favourite song always gets me through a sad day! Emergency happiness package is such good concept though! Plus we can make our own version of it for the people we love!

    x Carina
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    1. It really is a good concept :) I want to start collecting things to keep for such an occasion just in case x

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  7. Aw this is such a lovely idea! What a cute package to receive, would definitely give me a smile! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  8. Great idea, think I will make one and send it to my son who is in his 4th year at Uni.

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    1. That's a great idea! Final year students always need a bit of a pick-me-up. x

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  9. The Emergency Happiness idea is really amazing. As for the lotto ticket you mention. It is always cool to win something in lotto. Every winning will surely bring happiness along. Unfortunately you did not win. If it was some Aussie lotto ticket you would surely win something. Just check Oz lotto results if you have a minute.

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